Tag Archives: conventions

Convention Games & Calling Cards

Here’s a thought for publishers out there of the small press stuff. For the past several years, I’ve flown around from convention to convention running indie games for people. Many of them try several games, like sampling a buffet. If I’m excited about a game, like I am right now about running Technoir tonight, I’d

Bad Idea: Lottery Systems for Conventions

A thing that the conventions in the San Francisco Bay Area tend to do regarding game sign-ups is a lottery system for knowing who’s in a given game. Here’s how they work: You sign up for a game, either for one game or a cascading list of preferences At some point, a “shuffler” assigns everyone

Indie Gaming at PAX 2011

Guys! PAX is upon us! And if you’re going, you must stop by the Indie RPGs on Demand room there. The inestimable Sage La Torra is heading up an epicenter of awesome. I’ll let him take it from here. (With the emphases mine) I’ll be here quite a bit, either gaming or hanging out, so if

Bringing Alcohol to Conventions

Several people have asked me about drinking at conventions. Apparently, I have some sort of reputation for being a, uh, who the fuck am I kidding? I have

Dresdacon, Celesticon, Reddit Interview

A couple of announcements! Dresdacon II’s Coming Up! I’ll be at Dresdacon II, at Endgame Oakland this June 18th. Want to chat with me? Want to play some Dresden Files? Want to enjoy the fine eateries in Downtown Oakland? Come on up! We need some help, though. To quote Fred Hicks quoting Chris Hanrahan of

Panels at DunDraCon 2011!

[Edit: Thanks to the power of my accidental SEO fu, if you’re looking for the panels & seminars at DunDraCon, go here.] I’m pretty damned excited to announce some stuff I’ll be doing at DunDraCon 2011, February 18th-21st in San Ramon, CA. I’ll be hanging out with the redoubtable Jennifer Brozek, drinking at the hotel