Macklin at Metatopia 2013

Hey, I’m a special guest this year at Metatopia! I’m super-stoked to be there; it’s my first Double Exposure convention since I think 2010.

If you’re going, you might want to catch one of these panels I’m on.

The Care and Feeding of Freelancers

Friday, 10:00AM – 11:00AM | John Stavropoulos, Ryan Macklin & Amanda Valentine

You’ve reached the point where you’re ready to hire some professional freelancers to help you complete your game, whether as writers, editors, or artists. How do you find freelancers, how do you work with them, and how do you keep them happy to work for you?

My First Year At Paizo

Friday, 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Ryan Macklin

Working for one of the biggest game companies – one that has a physical office, even – is night and day compared to pretty much everyone else. Ryan will talk about the editorial process at Paizo, what working there is like, and what he’s taken from there and incorporated into his own work.

How To Work With Editors

Friday, 1:00PM – 2:00PM | Ryan Macklin, Amanda Valentine, Cam Banks & John Adamus

Everyone needs an editor. How do you hire one? Once you have one, how can you work with her most efficiently? How does somebody become a great game editor themselves?

Mental Health In The Game Community

Friday, 9:00PM – 10:00PM | Ryan Macklin & Elizabeth Sampat

Our hobby community is filled with people who suffer mental health issues in silence. Come hear Guest of Honor Elizabeth Sampat and Ryan Macklin share their stories and have a conversation about bringing mental health out of the shadows. They’ll happily answer questions and hear your stories, if you want to share.

What Goes Into Your GM Advice Chapter?

Saturday, 2:00PM – 3:00PM | Ryan Macklin, Kevin Kulp, Brennan Taylor, Amanda Valentine & John Stavropoulos

There’s one in most every role playing and story game. How do you teach the art of Game Mastering? What assumptions do you make about your audience?

Designer Vs. Publisher: Which Side Do I Really Want?

Sunday, 3:00PM – 4:00PM | Ryan Macklin, Jeff Tidball, Amanda Valentine & Darren Watts

So you’ve got a game. Now you have a key question to answer- how much do I really want to be a small business owner? Is self-publishing really for me, or should I get somebody else to do that job? ; One Session; Serious, All Ages.

– Ryan