Tuesday, June 07, 2011

My PaizoCon Schedule

I will be helicoptering in on PaizoCon at the Coast hotel in Bellevue this weekend, helping out with some panels for Wolfgang Baur and Open Design. Here's where I'll be:

Building a Shared World: Midgard Hemlock Room

Friday, 09:00 AM – Friday, 10:00 AM
Speakers: Brandon Hodge, Jeff Grubb, Wolfgang Baur
The second great Pathfinder campaign setting is Midgard, and Baur, Grubb, and Hodge are leading the effort with patron brainstorm, critique, and contributions. Interested in doing some worldbuilding, writing a bestiary, or playing in a new world? What does Midgard have to offer? What have been the challenges and surprises of the worldbuilding so far? Tips and tricks to improve your own setting, and an introduction to Open Design's style of collaborative design. We'll generate a monster or mini-adventure as part of the panel.

Publishing in Kobold Quarterly
Hemlock Room

Saturday, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Speakers: Wolfgang Baur, Christopher Bodan, Jeff Grubb
A magazine article or illustration has always been a good way to break into the RPG business, and that hasn't changed. Learn how to submit a winning query, how to rise to the top of the slush pile, and how to keep yourself in front of 30,000 readers every issue. Plus, the secrets of how to keep a freelance career going *after* your first publication.

Improvisation and Game Mastering
Hemlock Room

Saturday, 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Speakers: Wolfgang Baur, Jeff Grubb, Adam Roy
Haven't prepped your game this week? Willing to just completely wing it? Improvisational games can be a lot of fun, but they require at least a couple ingredients to work well. Panelists provide some techniques to make your game soar and shine rather than crash and burn. 
I regret that I will not be making it to the "Secrets of TSR" panel due to a conflicting commitment. Although, of course, I can usually be found in nearby bars :)

More later,