My favorite time of year is coming up soon: Gen Con (August 13–16)
I’m an Industry Insider Guest of Honor at my favorite show once again, and my schedule is packed. All of the seminars are in Room 212 of the Indianapolis Convention Center unless otherwise noted. All events (except for the VIG mixer) are free, although you must have a Gen Con badge to attend, and I recommend getting a ticket for each if you can, especially for the Friday afternoon concert.
Wednesday, August 12
9 PM: The Diana Jones Awards Ceremony. The annual ceremony/industry party for the Diana Jones Award, held at its traditional, top-secret location.
Thursday, August 13
12 PM: Freelancing (or How to Get Your Second Freelance Project)! A seminar with Stan! and Howard Taylor. (SEM0906346)
1 PM: Scribe Awards Ceremony. John Helfers presents the Special Gaming Scribe Award for 2009. My Mutant Chronicles novelization has been nominated, so I’ll be there to find out who wins. In the Lincoln Room in the Marriott. (SEM0902911)
3 PM: Different Philosophies of Game Design. A seminar with Matt Wilson and Stan! (SEM0906345).
Friday, August 14
1 PM: Hollywood and Games. A seminar with Stan! (Unlisted at the moment, so call it tentative.)
4 PM: Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World: Experience the Revolution. The Reactor 88 Studios folks show off the progress they’ve made with their finished proof-of-concept piece for a Brave New World feature film. This multimedia event also features a live concert by Makeshift Prodigy. In the Grand Ballroom II & III in the Westin. (ENT0904588)
6 PM: The Top 5 Gaming Products EVER! A seminar with Stan!, Richard Borg, Ben Clark, Mike Gray, Howard Taylor, and James Wyatt. I suspect the concert may run over a bit, so I can’t confirm I’ll be here for sure. (SEM0906353)
Saturday, August 15
11 AM: How to Design Games: A seminar with Reiner Knizia, Matt Wilson, and Stan! (SEM0906347)
1 PM: Publishing Your Game: A seminar with Ben Clark and Mike Gray. (SEM0906343)
2 PM: Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World: Revolution Feature Film Q & A: A seminar with the Reactor 88 Studios folks. Come meet the cast and crew! In the Grand Ballroom II & III in the Westin. (FLM0904589)
Sunday, August 16
1 PM: The Do’s and Don’ts of Rule Writing: A seminar with Richard Borg, Matt Wilson, and Reiner Knizia. (SEM0906352)