And with my Minicon 50 posts finally written up, I’m heading off to WisCon! I’m not scheduled for a lot that’s gaming-related, and it looks like I might even have a schedule conflict or two, but here’s my relevant schedule as it stands right now:
Join the Mod Squad: Enhance Your Moderation Skills
Ever go to a panel and spend your time thinking, “With a good moderator, this would be a much better panel?” We will review several ways to be that good moderator, offer tips and tricks, and generally work on improving WisCon’s already high standards for panel moderation. We strongly encourage you to attend this panel if you are moderating at WisCon, especially if it’s your first time. It’s also a great experience if you ever have been, or think you ever will be, a panel moderator anywhere. Fri, 4:00–5:15 pm
Hopefully a good discussion of how to get started in being a mod. There’s an Advanced Moderating panel later on, but I’m sure we’ll have some original insights in this anyway.
Let’s Build a World!
Together we will start with first principles—cats as nobility, floating continents, steampunk far-future romance, whatever the audience wants—and create a world to fit. Marvel as a functioning society coalesces before our eyes! Watch as you become expert on a world that didn’t exist minutes before! Dazzle as connections present themselves in astounding ways! Audience participation will drive this. Sat, 9:00–10:15 pm
As it worked out, someone is running Microscope at the same time as this. Hrm grumble grr. Hopefully we can figure out a way to have both games, because I’d really like to go to both! For further updates, it may be necessary to check the at-con newsletter, as I won’t have access to this blog after the con starts.
The Dooms that Came to Chaegrae
The Tomb of Gemenos has loomed over the middle of Chaegrae for generations. All who have dared to enter, or even to approach too closely, have had horrible fates. But now, you and your motley friends have come to plumb the depths of the tomb. You are unafraid of the Tomb’s strange fates, because you already know how you will die. The Tomb is but the next step in your destiny. A tabletop roleplaying game, using the Blade & Crown system (which I wrote). Themes of fate, destiny and the wrongs of history. No more than five players. No rules knowledge or materials required, though you may want to bring your lucky D10s! Sun, 7:00–11:00 pm
A reprise of the scenario I ran at Con of the North 2015. A nice epic delve into a fantasy history, appropriate to WisCon.
There are lots and lots of other great panels that I want to see, including “Feminism in Thedas”, “Are Casual Gamers Considered ‘Real’ Gamers?”, “Why I Need Diverse Games” and many others. Some of which aren’t scheduled against something I’m already on. I’ll have to miss the Guest of Honor speeches to run “Dooms”. That’s how it goes at WisCon, though — too much cool stuff going on at the same time, all the time.
Hopefully see you there! And see you on the other side in any case.