(Our First) Knighting Ceremony: John Walker

The Knighting Ceremony for John Walker
A New Knight of the Roundtable (Podcast)

Many episodes ago we started making a promise to all our Guest Writers: Write the story… put it out in the world somehow (audio, online, e-book, print, sky writing, whatever) and we will make you a Knight of the Roundtable Podcast.

We knew it would happen.  It had to… with all this Literary Gold being flung about, somebody was going to write their story.

And then it did. John Walker, who workshopped his story back in Episode 15 with the articulate and insightful Myke Cole, took the ideas from the workshop, applied them to his story and has released it as an e-book!

Sir John Walker, Knight of the Roundtable Podcast
Sir John Walker, Knight of the Roundtable Podcast

The novel is titled “In the Details” and is a continuation of John’s Statford Chronicles series, a noir urban fantasy about the titular Tom Statford, private eye, and his unique status as intercessor for the very gods themselves.

We extend our sincere congratulations to John, not only for his achievement in adding more awesomeness to the world by finishing and publishing his book, but for his new and exalted status here at the Roundtable: Sir John Walker, Knight of the Roundtable… we salute you.

We recorded all the festivities… check it out!

The Knighting Ceremony of John Walker

[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]

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Comments (9)

Oy… I’m still recovering from that ceremony. My thanks to you three gentlemen for your help in making this a reality. I will strive to always be worthy of this title.

Congratulations Sir John! That is beyond awesome!

Congrats, Sir John!

And well done to the crew.

I think you’ll need to come up with a panoply of appropriate orders and accolades now, won’t you?

Knight Protector of Auric Awesomeness
The Most Distinguished Order of the Golden Quill
The Excellent Order of Thalia and Melpolmene

And perhaps some genre specific:

Most Grand Order of Asmiov
Distinguished Order of LeCarre and Fleming
Defender of the Sacred Heart
Royal Order of Shoggoth

or not.

Wait. Waaaaaaaait… genre-based sub-orders? That’s FABULOUS!

And, of course we’ll need chevrons and coats of arms for each one with cool Latin phrases that translate to “It’s not fantasy without a sword” or “Technology is my magic”…

“…and as the years stretched forth and the orders grew in number, so did the land flourish, for the stories infused all things with awesomeness.”

Michael Brudenell

Congratulations, Sir John!

We better get busy. I’m sure it’s lonely at that big table, all by yourself. 🙂

Thank you all! And it’s not THAT lonely… All the voices in my head are keeping me company for now.

@Nathan Yeah. I wouldn’t mind Royal Order of the Fantastic Voyage, maybe?

Congrats, John! Looks like I need to step it up.

Anyone know the Latin for “Don’t look behind you?”

Maybe “Operor non vultus secundum vos”? Maybe not (bad English to Latin translator).

There’s always Ego amo meus fantasy urbanus (“I like my fantasy urban”)

This could be a lot of fun! 🙂

As long as it doesn’t translate to “My hovercraft is full of eels”…

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