The State of Play in Tabletop Roleplaying Gaming
Saturday, April 27
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speakers: Kenneth Hite, Matt Forbeck, Will Hindmarch
From bold indie sensations like FIASCO and HILLFOLK to the rumblings of D&D NEXT (5th Edition), this panel brings you up to speed on the ever-wider world of tabletop role playing games. A panel of professional RPG Designers (Matt Forbeck, Ken Hite and Will Hindmarch) will discuss the state of RPG play, design and the industry, and they will look as far into the future as they can. They'll spotlight great games you might have missed and highlight designers to watch.
Crowdsourcing: Kickstarting Your Way to Success
Sunday, April 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speakers: Jason Wood, Kenneth Hite, Matt Forbeck, Ryan Browne, Ryan Stegman, Will Hindmarch
The emergence of Kickstarter and other crowdsourcing services has revolutionized and reinvigorated the marketplace for creator-owned projects. Creators are finding an entirely new audience for their works, and crowdsourcing is breaking down the barriers in comics, prose, gaming, technology and design. Join us as Jason Wood – Co-host of the 11 O’Clock Comics podcast and backer of several dozen Kickstarter campaigns, moderates an all-star panel (Stegman, Browne, Forbeck, Hite, & Hindmarch) of Creators who have successfully funded projects that have far exceeded their goals. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of a successful project, from inception to delivery, from people that have done it many times over.