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Sunday, June 9, 2013

ConCarolinas 2013 James Tuck interview

see? fluffy, right?
Katie and I interviewed urban fantasy author James R. Tuck at DragonCon last year and I was thrilled to find him at ConCarolinas. I caught him for a few moments between panels. And like the interview dork I have been all day I didn't get any pictures of him! Just picture a big tattooed mountain of fluffiness... without hair <G>

Sharon: Is this your first time at Concarolinas?
James: It is not, this is my second year. 

Sharon: and why did you come back?
James: Because I had a blast last year. So I wanted to come back. This is on my to do list of cons.

Sharon: so from now on we can expect to see you here?
James: yeah, I may take a year off, depends.
Sharon: George Martin will be here next year…
James: I know, but I don’t read that.
Sharon *whispers, I don’t either*
James: I watch the show.
Sharon: I don’t even do that!
James: no? lot of naked people on that show 

*I have no idea why James would think naked people would appeal to me… no idea at all… *

Sharon: What do you like about this con compared to others you've been too?
James: It is a very writer friendly convention. And I know almost everybody here. By the end of the con I will know everyone.
Sharon: It is a small con so there is a lot of face time you get with authors and since lots of the authors know each other the panels can be pretty funny.
James: much more of a friendly convention.

Interview Roulette

Q: What do you think about the practice of having fish tanks in seafood restaurants?
James: Ooooohhhh.
Sharon: is it cruel or is the irony funny?
James: I think it’s… ah… I don’t know if I bounce between it being cruel to the fish or some sort of consciousness test for humans. This is what you’re about to eat.
Sharon: how do you feel about that?
James: (no hesitation) I doesn't bother me. I’ll pick the lobster, I don’t care.

Q: Cowboy hat or baseball hat?
James: Oh, cowboy hat all the time. Baseball caps are never big enough for my big melon head. They just perch on top like Charlie Brown. It’s ridiculous.

Q: What video game would you like to be transported into?
James: Oooo, ah… I like playing Dead Space but I would not like to be in that one.

Sharon: I don’t know much about games, not a gamer.
James: Dead Space is like this really scary space horror game. You have weird zombies made out of disembodied parts and stuff. It’s really spooky. I don’t wanna be on that game. I think probably Mario something or another.
Sharon: Mario Kart? With the Bullet Bike
James: Yes, something like that. 

Q: Bronies or Furries?
James: I don’t know what Bronies are?

*someone listening in on our interview chimed in here* Guys who like My Little Pony.

James: Oh! But wouldn’t Bronies be a subset of Furries
Sharon: No, because Furry is an anonymous thing you don’t know who you are furrying with. They are all in full costumes. *whispers to James, there is a furry running around the convention and do not touch it*
James: I wasn't planning on it! I would probably go with the Bronies because furries… that’s a lot of sweat underneath all that fake fur. 

Q: Urban Fantasy or High Fantasy?
James: Urban fantasy. That goes without saying.

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  1. thanks for the fun interview! Ummm... I don't play video games but I watch my BF play all the time. Mine (mind?) craft seems the easiest cuz all you do is built stuff out of blocks. Even trees.

  2. I do not play too many video games so I do not know which one. Does Mario Brothers count?


  3. The Legend of Zelda might be a cool place to visit.

  4. I don't play video games, so I'd pick "not." I don't even know which one to pick that I wouldn't want to be in, I think the only one I've heard of is World of Warcraft. :D

  5. Great interview what a fun read.

  6. Hmmm... I would like to be transported into Final Fantasy!

  7. I'm a video game geek. I would totally jump head first into the Borderlands world. I would be badass siren and find all kinds of awesome stuff while looting Pandora :)

    And, yeah, no way would I want to go into the Dead Space games. Talk about creepy!

  8. Mario Brothers game


  10. I'd like to transport into Kinectimals and cuddle the daylights out of them.

  11. I love this man and his books so damn much! Jealous you got to see him again Sharon and look forward to whatever he has coming up next! xo

  12. I would love to be in Jax and Daxter - really want to hear the echo in my voice as I fall into the crevasse - Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh This is a huge joke around our house because I rocked this game.

  13. I love the game "Escape from Monkey Island" because it's so funny!

  14. I wouldn't want to be transported into any video games. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. not entering, but thanks for the fun interview.

  16. AWESOME interview - ooooooooooooh Skyrim, I wanna play there!

  17. Let's see.....I wouldn't mind being transported into Skyrim too. My son plays it and he knows I LOVE Vampires and he keeps asking me to play it. I haven't yet but it actually looks really FUN! I would LOVE to be a Vampire in that game and have some kind of special ability and know some spells. Yeah that would be pretty AWESOME!! Thank you so much for having such a generous giveaway!!

  18. I want to be transported into Super Mario World