Today’s the big day!
The Dragon Quest Book: Interviews and Reflections on the Fandom in the West is available worldwide today, July 1st, 2020! For the past year, I’ve been writing this book and gathering interviews and personal essays from across the Dragon Quest fandom here in the West (Europe, the Americas, and Australasia). Now, I’m super excited to share the book with everyone!
What’s It About?
The Dragon Quest Book is a celebration of the long-running video game series and fans who love it!
Immensely popular in Japan, Dragon Quest has struggled to find a foothold in the West, but that hasn’t stopped people from discovering the series and falling in love with it.
In the first part of the book, Dragon Quest podcaster and writer Austin King chronicles playing every mainline Dragon Quest game in a single year. This is where you’ll find info on the characters, games, and worlds that make this series so great.
The second and largest part of the book comprises interviews and reflections from people all across the Dragon Quest fandom. Fansite creators, podcasters, YouTubers, cosplayers, collectors, and more share their stories. There’s also writings from Western fans outside the U.S., from places like Argentina, France, and Spain. Old and new fans alike share their stories and insights into what makes Dragon Quest so amazing.
There’s also a Resources section in the back of the book for anyone looking to delve deeper into Dragon Quest and the Western fandom. So if you’ve been a fan for over thirty years or only thirty minutes, there’s something in The Dragon Quest Book for everyone!
Where Can I Buy It?
The book is available worldwide on July 1st, 2020!
If you can’t find it at your local bookstore, ask for it! Looking for at the library, but they don’t have it yet? Tell them to grab a copy!
The book is also available from online sites like Amazon.
U.S. Amazon Store: This Link
EU Amazon Store: This Link
Amazon Japan: This Link
Amazon Canada: This LInk
Amazon Spain: This Link