Stuff happens, especially in 1948. 75th Anniversary of a year of “big deal stuff, panel reviews key events that continue to shape the world today. Gandhi assassination, India breaking from UK, Tokyo war crimes trials & executions, Alger Hiss/Whitaker Chambers and communist hunting, Truman beat Dewey, Israeli Declaration of Independence, First Arab-Israeli War, Czechoslovakia goes […]
Are you a game designer looking to get your game published? Are you just interested in the ins and outs of the board game industry? Join the team from Panda Game Manufacturing for a behind the scenes look at game manufacturing.
When you come to conventions, you will find all types of demographics and range of players in one space with the goal to have fun with friends, family or sometimes by themselves. However, there is a population of individuals that are often forgotten. In this discussion, we are going to explore what accessibility and inclusion […]
Join Hero Forge and other industry experts to discuss everything from adaptive tech and thoughtful design, to raising awareness about ergonomic standards helping gamers with our perpetually aching spines! Accessibility is a broad topic, and this lively panel will share personal stories while empowering audience members with current accessible games and tech, as well as […]
I am not trying to debate the legalities of the sourcing. I am hoping to discuss how the new tech will shape how game companies are likely to move forward with this, and in my opinion, how artists may be affected by the decisions that the industry makes.
American Revolution, Land & Naval Strategy 1775-1783, Sinews of War#3. Capstone examination of the land and naval strategies of this “American” war including all five fronts of the conflict (Europe, India, East Indies, West Indies, & all of the Americas). Focus is on historical goals, overall capabilities, national factions & their perspectives. Explores the preconceptions/fallacies […]
American Revolution, Rebels & Redcoats 1774-1781, Sinews of War#1. Examination of the critical levers of power used by Colonials, England, and their Allies and mercenaries through the first stage of the conflict in the colonies. Focus is on the diplomatic, intelligence, military & economics (DIME) of the conflict. Lecture covers how forces were financed, organized, […]
American Revolution, Worldwide War 1781-1783, Sinews of War#2. Examines the critical levers of power used all participants (e.g. France, Spain, Indigenous & International actors) through the 2nd stage of war in the colonies. This is when the colonial revolt became a World-Wide War. Discusses the stance & involvement of other world powers including Russia, Prussia, […]
Join C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez for a special interactive event. Each participant will be given a prompt of one or more cards from the very spooky deck that C. S. E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez, and artist Rebecca Huston invented for their TTRPG, “Negocios Infernales.” Once every writer has their prompt, they’ll set […]
Backstories aren’t just for Player Characters–important NPCs need them, too. This is for players, GMs, and people who just enjoy world building and character crafting! We’ll cover some classic backstory tropes–why they’re so easy to fall back on, and a variety of ways ranging from simple to complex to turn tropes to your advantage, or […]
The darkness of the soul, the black and lace aesthetic, the contemplation during midnight hours, the dash across the wind-swept moors: all of these elements have been part of the gothic genre, but what does it mean today? From Victorian gothic roots to southern gothic, non-Eurocentric gothic, and everything in between, join our panel of […]
In this panel, we’ll go over some of the hesitations people may have about cosplaying due to being a person of color, or because of their body type. Tips on how to brig out your best features, improve your confidence, and help people see that cosplay is indeed for everyone.
Roots of revolution: on the 250th anniversary of the 1773 Boston Tea Party, part of a multi-year National Security Decision Making Game staff lecture series on key events in the American Revolutionary War. This examines the Boston Tea Party, in context of events affecting American & English discontent with affairs in the colonies, including the […]
Just a few snippets of a fictional language can add a lot of depth to a story. However, for someone without experience in linguistics, it can be a daunting task to create something that is plausible and isn’t just a code superimposed upon existing grammar. In this seminar, experienced worldbuilder Daniel “Doc” Myers will provide […]
There is tremendous power in a devoted fanbase, it is a gift and a responsibility. In this workshop, join author Sandra Tayler as she discusses things you can do to encourage a community to build around your own work, making connections between your readers, and why it is far more important to give than to […]