I aim to be at StokerCon this year, in Providence RI (March 1-4). I’ve got some panels to speak on, as well as a live tabletop Call of Cthulhu game! See you there.
Word Games: Writing Fiction vs. Games (Moderator: Danielle DeLisle) 6:00PM THURSDAY How do writing fiction and writing games differ? How are they the same? Map out the Venn diagram of game writing with our panelists.
The Doom That Came to Providence: Call of Cthulhu Live RPG (Moderator: Bill Bridges) 10:00 am FRIDAY Bill Bridges leads a brave group of Stoker Con panelists through a live tabletop RPG game of Call of Cthulhu. Something’s not right in Providence! Can the players solve the mystery before they all go stark-raving mad?
Roll Initiative: Horror Gaming for the Brave (Moderator: Danielle DeLisle) 1:00 pm FRIDAY Want to try horror gaming but don’t know where to start? This is the panel for you! Find out what types of games are out there and which ones are best for beginners.
Here is my panel schedule for Dragon Con this year. (You can also look me up on the Dragon Con app.) Hope to see you there!
Title: How to Write the Game Everybody Wants Description: If writing a game the mass of gamers will love is your goal, be here for this panel. Experts share their experience and knowledge to help you on your journey. Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: International North – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Elonka Dunin, Ashley Ruhl, Richard Lord British Garriott de Cayeux, John J Wick, Bill Bridges, Dan Baker)
——————- Title: Tiles, Tentacles, Dice, and Dread Description: From tabletop thrills to console chills, we’ll discuss writing – and playing – games with a horror theme. Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Richard Lee Byers, Bill Bridges, Kenneth Hite, David Boop)
——————- Title: House of Dreadpunk Description: Come meet Dreadpunk: the Next Generation as we discuss the popularity of NeoGothic horror and its fandom. Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: E.J. Stevens, Bill Bridges, Ted Naifeh, Valentine Wolfe, James A. Moore)
Alas, I will not be at Gen Con 50 this year, despite my earlier plans. I was looking forward to being on the Ulisses Seminar at noon on the 19th (at the Crowne Plaza : Pennsylvania Stn B) to tell you about the new Fading Suns edition in the works.
But fear not! The good folks at Ulisses — Tim and Markus and all the rest — will tell you about it and read something from me. Chris Wiese of HDI will be there, too.
And don’t miss the Fading Suns Passion Play LARP, here.
Also, there’s a new edition of Noble Armada, starship miniatures combat in the Fading Suns universe, from FASA Games. (Look for them on the studio 2 aisle, booths 1929 & 2029.) Find out more about that on the Noble Armada webpage.
There’s a short article by Kathleen Kaufman about StokerCon 2017 on Huffington Post. It includes a paragraph about our Werewolf game:
“A particularly unique event was a game of Werewolf, hosted by White Wolf creator and writer Bill Bridges. The game participants were none other than George R.R. Martin, fellow White Wolf creator and author Chuck Wendig, Maria Alexander, who would go on to garner her second Bram Stoker Award for YA Novel, Stephen Graham Jones, a nominee for the werewolf themed Mongrels, and New York Times Best Selling author Nancy Holden. It was truly a dream lineup for any RPG fan as well as a fascinating exercise in group storytelling. Danielle DeLisle joined the game for the second half and helped the group capture the diamonds as well as werewolf bragging, er… howling rights.”