Wizards of the Coast has announced a contest for kids between the ages of 8 and 14 to write lyrics set to the story of the Green Dragon as presented in the book A Practical Guide to Dragons. The contest runs until August 9, 2009. The winner and their associated library will receive a collection of books from Wizards of the Coast.
Filker John Caspell (b.1951) died on May 2. Caspell, who was also known as “Dr. Filk,” performed with Brooke Lunderville and both hailed from British Columbia. Caspell and Lunderville performed many original filksongs, including “The Space Lasers May Already Have Penetrated My Tinfoil Helmet (Despite My Extensive Field Research),” “Gone Fission,” and “Blind Date on the Island of Dr. Moreau.”