A Lon Beginning is Complete! Update and Patreon Info

A Lon Beginning, Part one of A Lon Story, is now complete and up.

The first three chapters are public on Patreon. The next two chapters are available for $1 patrons. Chapter 6 is locked to $3 patrons and Chapter 7 is locked to $5 patrons. Over the coming weeks, I will make more chapters public at a rate of one per week. Posting chapter content to social media will come after it is available on Patreon.

The $10 pledge tier will be getting access to the high res versions of all artwork on December 2. 

Ebook versions of the story are coming.

What's next? I'll be working on the next parts of the story for a bit. If you want to see what I'm working on and some backstory, the $20 pledge level gets you access to some of the more than 20 Google Docs in process. 

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A glowing tunnel that looks like it is lined with scales in glowing reds, golds and browns, almost fire colors

A Lon Beginning • Chapter 1: The Snake in the Mountain

Kel couldn’t find Mama anywhere.

Not in the garden on the sunny hillside which lay nestled behind the small glittering dome of the second story of their house, and not in the bright woods in the valley below.

Kel pulled the rounded front door open, set a gathering basket down on the shaped wood bench just inside, and called out… but there was no response.

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Current process and Con report

This post originally appeared on Patreon over the weekend. It is an example of the kind of meta/background post that the $5 support level will see (among other things.)

So it’s been a busy weekend at Orycon. I’ve done 8 panels so far, the only thing remaining is the actual first official “public” reading from A Lon Beginning. My schedule was completely wrapped around the themes of the Lon Universe, (except filk, but I’m sure that will change soon enough.)Here’s the schedule, with some commentary.Continue reading

A Lon Introduction

A Lon Story is a hard science fiction web serial that spans from the near future to about 5000 years from now.

It begins with a story of a child looking for their mother. Kel is a nonbinary ten year old (well, eight in Lon years) being raised by their mother on the planet Avalon, about 26 light years from Earth, thousands of years in our future. A Lon Beginning is seven chapters, kid-friendly, but suitable for all ages. It will have a number of sequels, as Kel grows up, learns about their world, and gains increasing mastery of the technology-based magic made possible by Ama and the nano/microtech skin of the world.

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