Holy Cow! Sean Patrick Fannon! I am so freaking excited. Sean Patrick Fannon is the cat’s knees, the bee’s pajamas, the witch’s hot tin roof, and the room full of rocking chairs! How the goose did you manage to snag him as Con on the Cob’s 2016 Gaming Guest of Honor?
I know people who know people. Also, Sean has only missed one CotC since CotC was CotC. We are elevating him from Special Guest to Guest of Honor because because because because becaaaaaause because of the wonderful things he does.
Wonderful things, you say?
Yes. I do indeed. Sean does many wonderful things. Here’s his bio in own words. It’s pretty impressive:
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka “Big Irish” or SPF) – Brand Manager and Lead Writer/Designer for the Savage Rifts product line for Pinnacle Entertainment – has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games’ Champions product line; both West End’s and Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar.
He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins and GTS), and chronicled the entire roleplaying game hobby and industry in The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer’s Bible, which sold over 10,000 copies. He worked for DriveThruRPG & RPGNow as the Marketing and Communications Director; during that period, he helped coordinate massive charity and relief efforts for folks like Doctors Without Borders and Feeding America, leveraging the RPG community’s generosity. He continues that tradition as a member of the Board of Directors for the RPG Creators Relief Fund.
Sean now focuses on his own gaming company, Evil Beagle Games (“Bad Dog. Good Games”), as well as his work for Pinnacle Entertainment Group. He’s working directly with Pinnacle and Palladium Books to create an entire line of books to bring the classic Rifts setting to Savage Worlds fans, which he says is his most challenging design project ever. He’s also working with Len Pimentel of Lakeside Games on a new version of the Prowlers & Paragons superhero game system, and has two settings – Modern Gods and Unending War – planned for later release for P&P.
You can follow his Pick of the Day – a daily showcase of both popular and hidden gem game products – at www.seanspickoftheday.com
Wait just one freakin’ moment. Did you say Sean is working with Pinnacle and Palladium Books to create RIFTS for Savage Worlds? If so, that is pretty wonderful.
Well, I didn’t say it. He did. But yes. He is doing just that. Moreover, Sean will be running some very special sessions of RIFTS for Savage Worlds at Con on the Cob. You should totally nab yourself a spot in one or more of them.
Is he as handsome in real life as he is in my dreams?
You be the judge.