August 29th, 2021

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Dragon Con Tinues

With only half the Batgirls, and with extra masks, Dragon Con resumes this Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. All attendees, guests, and personnel must be vaxxed, and I count as "guests" this year as I have each and every year they've had me. This year, this is what I bring (along with my pfizzing Pfizer mRNActive blood) to the capacious and well-ventilated Dragon Con seminar rooms:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Tabletop Game Design Workshop
Time: Fri 11:00 am Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 4 Hours)
Along with author and Mayfair Games founder Bill Fawcett, Steve Jackson hosts a two-day workshop. Each student is encouraged to bring a prototype or draft of a game or supplement they wish to have reviewed, but you do not have to bring one! I'll be the guest speaker Friday at 11am, and I'll be reviewing game design prototypes and drafts Friday afternoon until I need to leave for ...

Help! My Game Is on Fire!
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Our wondrous & marvelous professionals in the gaming industry help you with your gaming problems! Do you have problems with...that player? Will no one roleplay? Have a table of only murder hobos? We answer your questions with both sarcasm & honesty! (Kenneth Hite, TBD)

Hastur Rising: The Legacy of the King in Yellow
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
The legacy of Robert W. Chambers in cosmic Horror fiction. (D. Christopher Tatum(M), Kenneth Hite)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Game Mastering 101
Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Our award-winning & professional game masters talk about how to get started as a game master as well as some of the fundamentals of this art form. (Devon M. Chulick, Kenneth Hite)

The World's Most Dastardly Villains
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Everyone loves a bad guy. This panel is on crafting villains for your tabletop game, whether it be for Dungeons & Dragons or Dread. Join our panel of award-winning panelists! (Kenneth Hite, Jason Massey)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Vampire: the Masquerade: 30 Years of The World of Darkness
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Vampire: the Masquerade debuted in 1991, helping to usher an era of Gothic-Punk aesthetics into gaming. For the 30th anniversary, creatives will discuss the way that they've put a personal stamp onto the World of Darkness. (Bill Bridges, Andrew Greenberg, Kenneth Hite, Tini Howard, Karen Bembry(M))

Great Games!
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Embassy EF - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Games are hot, hot, hot! But they're not easy to develop, illustrate, & write. Panelists will offer tips on developing games everybody wants to play & how to sell them. (Roger Altizer, Bill Bridges, Kenneth Hite, Steve Jackson, Jean McGuire)

When the Table Top Grew Up
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Join two of the industry's movers & shakers to talk about the history of role-playing & board games! How did the whole thing get started? Besides Dungeons & Dragons, of course. How did it explode into the massive hobby of today? What were the big trends, & what does the future hold? (Kenneth Hite, Steve Jackson)