Kenneth Hite (princeofcairo) wrote,
Kenneth Hite
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The DragonCon Dossier

Once more I have been caught up in the sea of damp Batgirls and rushed as on a cataract of nerd-media fun into the heart of downtown Atlanta on Labor Day weekend for DragonCon, and so once more I post my schedule so that interested and/or attending parties may know of it. And once more I am "talent," not "useful," so I have no idea if these panels will be streamed, recorded, or acted out by ST:TNG cosplayers in a hellish cross between Javanese wayang and holodeck bushwa.

Title: Big, Giant, Boss Monster
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: One of the hardest tasks for any GM is to create that memorable villain or big bad beast at the end of the adventure or dungeon. Find out from our top-level designers how to do it! A 'Year of the Dragon'-themed panel! (Jason Bulmahn, Kenneth Hite, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel)

Title: Dracula: You Can't Keep a Good Vampire Down
Time:
Fri 01:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: This year marks the 120th anniversary of the novel & the 25th anniversary of Coppola's film adaptation. With more Dracula projects on the horizon, why does this character endure? (Kenneth Hite, Corvis Nocturnum, Cherie Priest, Dacre Calder Stoker, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro)

Title: The Games behind the Game: When Social Contracts Get in the Way
Time:
Fri 02:30 pm Location: Augusta 3 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: All games rely on social contracts to work. For example, we rely on the players to be honest about their roles. But these elements become complex when it comes to how spells work in an RPG or how aspects work in FATE. Join this innovative panel on improving our games & the social games within them. (Kenneth Hite, Brianne Marie, Jason Massey)

Title: Horror in Gaming
Time:
Fri 08:30 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Join two masters of the dark, occult, & weird on how to create horror, how to craft mood, & all of the other tricks we use to scare ourselves! (Clint Black, Kenneth Hite)

Title: World Building 101
Time:
Sat 02:30 pm Location: Centennial I - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: We examine different takes on world building, whether it be for a game, movie, or video game! What does it take to create a believable, breathing world? (Keith Baker, Richard "Lord British" Garriott, Kenneth Hite)

Title: Tiles, Tentacles, Dice, & Dread
Time:
Sat 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: From tabletop thrills to console chills, we'll discuss writing & playing games with a horror theme. (David Boop, Bill Bridges, Richard Lee Byers, Kenneth Hite, David Maynor (moderator))

Title: Vampire the Masquerade: 5th Edition
Time:
Sun 01:00 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: This iconic role-playing game changed everything. Not just tabletop RPG's but movies, TV, media, and pop culture were all transformed by the legacy of the Masquerade. Now, join the game's lead designer as he discusses what's next for this world-changing game. (Kenneth Hite)
Tags: conventions, dragoncon
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