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KoDT’s Jolly Blackburn Guest at Palladium Open House

Meet Knights of the Dinner Table® Creator
at the Palladium Open House – May 14-17

Jolly Blackburn, renowned game designer, writer, artist and creator of the fan favorite Knights of the Dinner Table (KoDT) comic – soon to be released as an independent movie direct to video this summer(!!) – is one of the very special guests at the Palladium Open House. This is one of Jolly Blackburn’s few appearances in the Detroit Metro-Area. He will be accompanied by his sweet wife Barbara.

Jolly and I have been friends for . . . gosh, it must be going on 20 years now. We met in the 1990s and Palladium Books was one of the very first companies to advertise in Shadis Magazine. For several years, Jolly would create a short Knights of the Dinner Table (KoDT) comic strip special for each issue of The Rifter®, until the demands on his time became too great. We have remained great friends and I am thrilled for myself as much as for you, our fans, to have the opportunity to hang with this truly brilliant author and delightful human being for an entire weekend. For those of you who don’t know who Jolly Blackburn is, check out KoDT at the Kenzer Company website ( and see KoDT webcomics at

I need to point out that Jolly and Barbara Blackburn are just two of the more than 40+ Palladium creators – artists, writers, staff, etc., you can meet at the 2015 Palladium Open House; May 14-15, in Westland, Michigan. Go to the Palladium website for more information ( or call the Palladium order line (734-721-2903).

Meet 40+ Palladium Creators – artists, writers, game designers, staff, Rifter® contributors, Defilers and others for one of the largest such gatherings ever. It happens only once every few years at the Palladium Open House – May 15-17, 2015 – Westland, Michigan. (May 14 for those attending VIP Thursday.) The event takes place at the Palladium warehouse and offices. And this may be the last Open House, so do not miss out.

Here's who is coming! The vast majority of the people on this list have “confirmed.” Only those with an asterisk remain tentative.

- Amy L. Ashbaugh (Artist)
- Brandon Aten (Writer; Triax 2, Madhaven, The Sovietski, The Rifter®)
- Matthew Balent (Author of Weapons & Armor, Weapons & Castles, Monsters and Animals, and other titles; he was present at the start of Palladium Books!)
- Thomas Bartold (Defiler, writer; Island at the Edge of the World)
- Carmen Bellaire (Writer; Powers Unlimited 1-3, Splicers®)
- Joseph Bergmans (Honorary Staff Member, Helper and Consultant)
- Jolly Blackburn (Creator of Knights of the Dinner Table)
- James Brown (Game Master Supreme, Megaversal Ambassador)
- Jeffrey Burke (Staff Robotech® Consultant & Artist)
- Kent Burles * (Artist)
- Braden Campbell * (Writer; Fleets, Thundercloud Galaxy, The Rifter®)
- Matthew Clements (Writer: Northern Gun 1 & 2, and much more)
- Steven Dawes (Writer; Dark Places, The Rifter®)
- Greg Diaczyk (Writer; Rifts® Lemuria and The Rifter®)
- Mark Dudley (Artist and Game Master)
- Scott Gibbons (Game Designer – play testing Rifts® board game)
- Carl Gleba * (Writer: Megaverse® in Flames, Minion War series, and many others, and awesome G.M.)
- Chris Guertin (Honorary Staff Member/Helper)
- Jeffry Scott Hansen * (Writer & Author; Warpath)
- Irvin Jackson * (Writer & Artist)
- Doug Lamberson (Honorary Staff Member/Helper)
- Lonnie Langston * (G.M. and Megaversal Ambassador)
- “Madman” Mike Leonard (Artist and Writer)
- Allen Manning (Artist)
- Brian Manning (Artist)
- Alex Marciniszyn (Staff Editor and Research)
- Mike Mumah (Artist)
- Mark Oberle (Writer; Nightbane® Survival Guide, Rifter®)
- Apollo Okamura * (Artist)
- Taylor Oltman (Artist)
- Ramon K. Perez (Artist for games and Spider-Man)
- Victor Peterson (Megaversal Ambassador & Game Master)
- Ben Rodriguez (Artist)
- Julius Rosenstein (Staff, Writer, Editor & Game Master)
- Jeff “NMI” Ruiz (Palladium’s Online Administrator & MA)
- Kevin Siembieda (Staff, Founder, Writer, Artist & Game Master)
- Kathy Simmons (Staff, Order Processing and Customer Services)
- Josh Sinsapaugh (Writer, Rifter® Contributor)
- Wayne Smith (Staff, Editor, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rifter®)
- Charles Walton (Artist and Concept Guy)
- Taylor White (Writer and Musician)
- And more.

Must RESERVE HOTEL ROOM by April 1, 2015 to guarantee a room and get the special $109 rate! No Costume Contest this year, but you are welcome to appear in costume if you like, and maybe something special will happen.
Comfort Inn – MUST Reserve by April 1 to get Group Rate
40455 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734-455-8100
Group Code: "Palladium Books" – you MUST request the Group Code “Palladium Books” at the time of booking to ensure the correct rate will be quoted and billed to you.
Dates of the 2015 Palladium Open House (POH): May 15-17 (May 14 is VIP Thursday), 2015.

Price of Admission to POH
$45 per person for the Three Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) when ordered in advance per each individual. ($60 at the door and after April 20, 2015, if space is available.)
$25 for Friday, 9:00 AM till Closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, if space is available.
$25 for Saturday, 9:00 AM till Closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, if space is available.
$12 for Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Same price at the door, if space is available.
$87 additional for “VIP Night” – Thursday, May 14, 2014; 3:00 P.M. till about Midnight. A few “cancellations” have made a handful of VIP night tickets available on a first come, first-served basis. VIP Night is a special, one-evening event limited to around 100 gamers. You get the delicious dinner catered by Palladium’s very own Kathy Simmons (people rave about her food), plus you get an extra afternoon and evening of gaming, a more intimate chance to talk with Palladium staff, artists and writers, and first crack at rare collectibles, prints and original art.

Methods of Payment & Placing Your Order: Please include your FULL address and apartment number. Also include the complete NAME of EACH person you are ordering a ticket for, as well as your telephone number in case there is a problem and we need to contact you.
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and most credit cards are accepted. All Credit Card orders must include: Credit Card No. – Name on the card – Address of the Credit Cardholder – Expiration Date – Telephone Number of the cardholder.
By Telephone: Call (734) 721-2903 – have your credit card information ready. You may place your reservation online in a similar way as placing a book order or you may use Palladium’s order line 734-721-2903.
All tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, so get your reservations in as soon as possible! Due to space and parking limitations and safety concerns, attendance is strictly limited to approximately 350 participants.

- Price of admission covers ALL events.
- Play in games run by the very people who make them, in the building where the magic happens.
- Get the latest news and happenings. Get the behind the scenes lowdown on events. Ask any question. Have a blast.

Kevin Siembieda
Publisher, Writer and Game Designer

© Copyright March 12, 2015 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

Rifts®, The Rifter®, RECON®, Splicers®, Palladium Books®, The Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game®, Phase World®, Powers Unlimited®, Nightbane®, Megaverse®, The Mechanoids®, The Mechanoid Invasion®, Dead Reign®, Chaos Earth®, Coalition Wars® and After the Bomb® are Registered Trademarks of Palladium Books Inc. RPG Tactics™, Beyond the Supernatural, Coalition States, Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies, Minion War, Mysteries of Magic, SAMAS, Thundercloud Galaxy, Three Galaxies, Vampire Kingdoms, and other published book titles, names, slogans and likenesses are trademarks of Palladium Books Inc., and Kevin Siembieda.

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