Looking for beta readers

I’m getting relatively close to finished with a first draft of an urban fantasy novel with strong LGBTQ themes, as well as themes of diversity and general geekery.
 
I’m not 100% sure of exactly when I’ll be done: perhaps 3-6 weeks. I’m hoping to find beta readers who are interested this genre. It will be my first novel, and there is no publisher lined up waiting to publish it, so feedback will be very helpful in determining what’s working and what’s not; what people enjoy and what they don’t enjoy; if anything related to diversity and inclusivity didn’t come come across as I’d hoped; and so on.
 
Feel free to share this, or even paste it elsewhere, I don’t mind. If someone expresses interest, just forward them to me. If you’re interested, please email me, message me, or contact me through this site.
 
As to compensation, I’m not exactly rolling in riches, but I can offer two things. If and when the novel gets published, anyone who is a beta reader will be thanked at the beginning. In addition, I will be happy to act as a beta reader in return for anyone who participates, or to act as a sounding board/consultant for RPG products [to a reasonable extent] (for people who need help developing an RPG or refining their idea). I am certainly far more qualified an RPG designer, developer, and editor than I am as a novelist.
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Urban fantasy novel update

My urban fantasy novel is at 67,000 words. I think my first draft should be finished in a few weeks. Woot!

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Red Aegis Has Been Sighted in the Wild

Hardcover copies of Red Aegis have arrived in mailboxes. 16427799_10211578133793832_3935004875551215045_n

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Issue #6 of Gygax Magazine is Out

Gygax Magazine #6 is out and I wrote an article about ritual magic (with some 5e goodies in it). Check it out here.

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The Tome Show Has Posted Audio for Two of My Gen Con Panels (Kobold Press)

The Tome Show has posted audio recordings for two of my tome show panels, both with Kobold Press:

Campaign Tune Up (with Brandon Hodge)

Combat Tune Up (with Wolfgang Baur)

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Shadows of the Dusk Queen Now Available

Shadows of the Dusk Queen is Now Available. I did the editing on this one for Kobold Press.

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Gen Con Gaymers Seminar

Gen Con has posted for sign-up my Industry Insider panel “Gaymers” on Friday from 11:00-12:00 in ICC 210.

I’m still figuring out the best way to organize and structure the seminar. I’m thinking of having most of the time be devoted to two things: allowing people to share experiences as gaymers and describing gayming organizations (both by me and those in attendance). I’d like to have on hand as much literature from LGBTQ… organizations as possible.

I’m very interested in hearing suggestions on what people think would be a good use of this time. Also, please share this wherever appropriate, to encourage people to show up and also so that I can get literature and links to LGBTQ… gayming organizations. I’d like to put together some sort of shareable document or handout for the event.

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