I’ve got my tentative Dragon Con panel schedule. Come say hi!
Title: Games People Play
Description: Gaming is more active than ever. Panelists will discuss how to break into this booming market.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Elonka Dunin, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Bill Bridges, Todd Lockwood, Thomas Michael Gofton)
Title: Frankenstein: Two Centuries of the Modern Prometheus
Description: We couldn’t let a year go by without a Frankenstein panel, could we? This roundtable will examine the history and legacy of one of literature’s greatest creations.
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Bill Bridges, Samantha Sommersby, Tim Powers, Melissa F Olson, Anya Martin)
Title: The World and the Game
Description: Which comes first, the world or the game? Some games give birth to stories, and some give birth to roleplaying games. D&D gave birth to an endless world of stories, while the Dresden Files gave birth to whole new roleplaying game. Let’s look at how this happens.
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Bill Bridges, Monte James Cook, Gabrielle Harbowy, Larry Correia, Michael Stackpole)
Since this is my first year back at Gen Con in nearly 10 years, I’m keeping an open schedule outside of my booth times, to allow me to explore what’s new and to let serendipity happen. If you want to get together, let me know and we’ll try to schedule something. Otherwise, come visit me at the Ulisses booth!
12pm – 6pm : Ulisses booth (#3059)
1pm – 6pm : Ulisses booth (#3059)
10am : What’s up with Ulisses seminar
1pm – 6pm : Ulisses booth (#3059)
Find out more about our booth and related goings-on here. And here’s the full schedule of events, including Fading Suns games.
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)
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.
Find out about Ulisses at Gen Con here: http://www.ulisses-us.com/ulisses-at-gen-con-50/ (Booth #2634)
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.