Moving to Seattle

I announced it on Twitter yesterday, but it’s worth saying with more that 140 characters. Due to a job & apartment situation, I’m looking to move. And with a combination of personal and professional interests, I’m going to leave California and move to the greater Seattle area. I expect this to happen in late October, as I have some things to wrap up here.

So if you’d like to see me while I’m in still in the San Francisco area, here’s where I’ll be. Naturally, if I find a good situation that causes me to move sooner, I may not be at some of these. But right now, this is the plan.

PAX, Seattle, WA, August 26-28


I’m mostly touristing this one, because it’s such a fun show. I’ll be bumming around open tabletop gaming or wherever find indie designers are sold, chatting with other folks I don’t often get to see, etc.

Oh, and I’m apparently running Mythender there at some point. But that’s all impromptu, shadow con-style.

Celesticon, Redwood City, CA, September 2-5


I’m a special guest at Celesticon, along with a few other folks, including Kenneth Hite & James Ernest. My games haven’t made it onto the schedule yet (due in part because of Gen Con impacting my ability to email people), but I’m planning on doing some Fate & Cortex+ there. Ken & I will also be on a couple panels, one on Compelling Game World and another on Adapting Licensed Properties. It should be a good show!

Endgame 10th Anniversary, September 17th


Endgame has been more than good to me over the years. I’m excited to celebrate their  decadial (if that’s even a word) before taking off for other adventures. (And rest assured, I’ll be back here on occasion. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a second home, because calling a game store a second home makes me like Comic Book Guy, but it does have a special place in my heart.)

Nerdly Beach Party, San Simeon, CA, September 23-25


This is one of my favorite events of the year, and I was bummed to have to cancel the last one. So we’re definitely pulling this off. I can’t personally guarantee that there will be one after this, as it seems to be the curse that NBP organizers flee after running it. :D But I’ll be there will bells on, and we still have quite a few slots.

Seriously, it’s amazingly fun. We’ll be doing planning for it soon, once we get the wiki up. And it’s only $40 for the weekend. How can you beat that?

Big Bad Con, Oakland, CA, October 7th-9th


Sean Nittner’s Big Bad Con is going to be a blast! And I’ll be a special guest! Not that BBC has special guests, per se, but I’ll be a loud-mouthed attendee with a giant flask, and I think that qualifies. Anyway, I’ll be running an Unknown Armies game and a Mythender game there. Sean & I are talking about doing a game design seminar one of the evenings, in the hotel bar. (I also can’t yet confirm another certain attendee appearing, but dude, if he does, you’re all in for a treat.)

Endgame Minicon, Oakland, CA, October 22-23


Game submissions haven’t opened yet, but I’m sure I’ll run & play in some fantastic stuff. As is the way of the Minicons.

And, of course, the Go Play SF Bay nights at Endgame


August 18th (this Thursday!), September 15th, and October 20th.


I hope to see some of you fine folks there!

– Ryan


11 Responses to Moving to Seattle

  1. Matt Wilson says:

    Be warned: In Washington you can only buy booze in govt controlled stores.

    • Ryan Macklin says:


      I’ll be honest; that was cited previously as a deal breaker. :) But I’ll learn to cope.

      – Ryan

  2. Jerry says:

    Gentlemen, our mission has been made clear for us by this turn of events. We now have a mandate to… DESTROY SEATTLE.

  3. Jenna says:

    Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle! Will you be attending cons up here?

    • Ryan Macklin says:


      I totally will! I tend to anyway. I’ll be at PAX, of course, and I did NorWesCon this year. And in past years I’ve done the indie play con Go Play NW. I love conventions!

      – Ryan

  4. Sucks about the catalyst but awesome for the move to Seattle. It’s such a great city as you already know. And hey, more people I know and like there for when I eventually move!

  5. Eclipse says:

    Best of luck to you up in Seattle! It seems like you’ve got good friends and good things await you. Seattle’s a great town and I know you’ll have a great time!

  6. YooHooligan says:

    Soon there will be another reason to visit Seattle. Your task shall be to find a bar. A good bar. With good gin.

  7. John Powell says:

    If you need help moving into your new digs in Seattle, I’d be happy to help. johnpowell6 at the google thing.