September 02, 2015
Once more this year I’ll be doing the guest thing amid the crazy hugeness of Toronto’s FanExpo. I won’t be at a booth, so if you’d like to chat a bit catch me in the hall before or after a panel. As ever, if you have books you’d like signed, I am more than happy to comply. Attendees can find me at the following panels, all on the weekend:
The Robin Laws Panel
Time: Saturday, 2:15 PM
Description: RPG Industry godfather & Fan Expo Stalwart Robin D. Laws talks about the industry, publishing, podcasting and crowdsourcing.
Game Master Master Class
Time: Saturday, 3:30 PM
Description: The Game Master's craft is a tricky one. What are the tips and tricks you find most useful when it comes to making your games come alive. And how do you handle... That guy? The answer may surprise you!
Fellow panelists: Ed Greenwood, Malcolm Sheppard, Andrew Valkauskas
Getting Started with Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Time: Sunday, 12:15 PM
Description: Wait, do we all need to buy a player's guide? Do I need miniatures? What's the deal with these dice? You've wanted to try tabletop RPGs but don't know where to start! Our panel of experts will give you the guidance you need.
Fellow panelists: Andrew Hackard, Jonathan Lavallee, Sara McMillen
Advanced Kickstarting and Crowdfunding
Time: Sunday, 2:15 PM
Description: Have you run a crowdfunding pitch? Did you just run out of stretch goals halfway through? Did you have to scrap it all and start from sceratch? Come share your experiences with the panel and your fellow attendees.
Fellow panelists: Peter Chiykowski, Andrew Hackard
State of the Game Industry
Time: Sunday, 3:45 PM
Description: Another year has passed, and the industry remains. What
new releases wowed the market? Are stores & distributors still
relevant in the age of Print on Demand and PDF sales?
Fellow panelists: Kate Bullock, Jonathan Lavallee, Phil Reed
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July 30, 2015
July 23, 2015
Looking for me at Gen Con? When not in a panel, headed to a panel, or coming back from a panel, I will endeavor during exhibit hall hours to make myself available at the Pelgrane Press booth. That’s booth 609 for those playing along at home. Ask me to sign Feng Shui 2, Dreamhounds of Paris, the new Firefly campaign Ghosts in the Black, or any item from my back catalogue, and I will be only too happy to comply. (Grab Feng Shui 2 at the Atlas Games booth or Ghosts in the Black from Margaret Weis Productions.) Or just swing by to say hi. That’s why I go to conventions—to chat with folks interested in my work. To catch me discoursing at an event, make note of any relevant items on the following list in the note-taking platform nearest and dearest to your heart. Along with seminars related to my various gaming projects, I am taking part in several Writers’ Symposium events, focusing on the art and craft of fiction.
Thurs July 30, 1 pm – 2 pm: Common People, Epic Conflicts (Writers’ Symposium) Explore ways to tell stories where common people are caught up in events of epic proportions. Learn to make these characters relevant, even if they're not saving the world. (ICC 243)
July 16, 2015
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June 26, 2015
In the latest episode of our explosive podcast, Ken and I talk Blowing Up the Movies, sports in RPGs, idea-based protagonists, and Coleridge’s utopia.