Posted on : 30-10-2011 | By : Brian | In : Game Design, Metatopia, News, Role-Playing Games, Tabletop Games
Wow, it’s been . . . a month or so since my last post? That’s not so good. I’m going to make an effort to start up again. The thing is, I have freelance writing and such that I’m working on, for pay and publication, and every time I sit down to blog, I think to myself, “I could be designing right now.” My own personal hangup, and probably not the best mindset, but there you go; I’ll try to get past it.
At any rate, I thought I’d go ahead and post my schedule for Metatopia, which I will be attending on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of November. For those who are unaware of what Metatopia is: it is a gaming convention with a primary focus on helping independent designers test their games and learn their craft. You can go if you just want to play games; that’s allowed, and helps those designers get their things tested. However, you can also sign up as a designer (which is a little more expensive), and schedule events for people to participate in. Pretty cool, right? I signed up as a player because none of the stuff I’m working on is really ready for prime time yet, but I’m going to be attending a lot of seminars to help me get better at what I do. Here’s the rundown:
Fortune Cookie Kung Fu – 8pm – 12am
Self-Publishing – 10am – 11am
Wanderlust Focus Group – 12pm – 1pm
Game Design Roundtable – 3pm – 5pm
Independent Gaming Roundtable – 5pm – 7pm
Champion of the Realm – 8pm – 12am
Game Mechanics: What Works, What Doesn’t? – 1pm-2pm
Note that, while I only have a single event scheduled for Friday and Sunday, that doesn’t necessarily mean that those will be the only times I’m there. Work is going to make it difficult to spend a lot of time at the convention on Friday, but I might use Sunday to meet up with other people at the convention. If you’re attending, feel free to send me a message on Twitter (@Zelgadas), or shoot me an email (engard at gmail dot com) if you want to meet up. If you’re not attending but want to, well you’ve basically got the rest of tonight and tomorrow (Halloween) to sign up. Best of luck.
Hope to see you there!