Gen Con Insights

Hey, the header is has a double-meaning, since this post is both insights into where to find and interact with me at Gen Con this weekend, and also part of what I’m doing there!

I’m honored to be speaking at the Gen Con Insights program this year, alongside Tanya DePasse. This year’s theme is “Diversity by Design” and you can either come and see me in person, if you’re at the convention, or watch the video online when Gen Con makes it available.

Photo of Tanya and me for the Insights program.

In addition, you can find me most mornings at the Green Ronin Publishing booth (929) where you can get brand new copies of the Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Gamemaster’s Guide, Mutants & Masterminds Superteam Handbook, Fantasy AGE Campaign Builder’s Guide, and the all-new Threefold setting for Modern AGE. I wrote material in each of them and I’m excited for folks to see them! You can also get Aaron Rosenberg’s new M&M novel Height of the Storm from Nisaba Press and other Green Ronin swag.

I plan on taking part in seminars like Queering Your Campaign (from Tabletop Gaymers and Qd3) and Green Ronin’s All AGEs Panel, talking about AGE System games like The Expanse! Speaking of which, if you haven’t picked up a copy of The Expanse RPG, you can check it out at the show.

In and around that, I hope to find some time to walk the show floor and check out all of the new and exciting games (I particularly want to drop by Catalyst Game Labs to see how my old friend Shadowrun is doing in its new sixth edition) and maybe pick up a thing or two for my home games. Who knows? I might even find time to play a game!

As always, folks can follow me on Twitter at @SKenson. That’s where I’m most likely to post up-to-the-minute happenings at the show. I look forward to seeing a lot of folks there!

Finding Me at GenCon

It’s GenCon week! Like much of the game industry, I will be in Indianapolis. Here’s my public schedule and where and when you can find me around the convention:

Thursday, August 2nd

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: In and out of the Green Ronin booth (#1321).

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Queer as a Three-Sided Die seminar

5:00 pm: Gaymer Gathering (I plan to at least try and stop by).

Friday, August 3rd

9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Green Ronin booth (#1321)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Catharsis Through Gaming seminar

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Queering Your Setting seminar

5:00 pm: Gaymer Gathering (I plan to at least try and stop by).

Saturday, August 4th

9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Green Ronin booth (#1321)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: What’s New With Green Ronin? seminar

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Queering Your Pantheon seminar

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Expanse panel

Sunday, August 5th

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Green Ronin booth (#1321)

Looking forward to seeing many of you there! Come by the booth and my events to say hello. If you’re looking to schedule or set-up specific time with me at the convention, please get in touch ASAP so we can do that.

See Me at GaymerX4!

gaymerx_yearfour_logo_web-1024x912I am looking forward to being one of the Tabletop RPG Bosses of Honor at the upcoming GaymerX convention (or GX4 for short), this weekend in Santa Clara, CA.

GaymerX has been promoting an inclusive gaming environment since it began a few years ago and I’m really glad to see them continuing to expand their range of offerings to include more tabletop and “old school” stuff, including inviting me back!

While I’m at the con, here are the places where you can find me. You can also see the GaymerX online schedule: Continue reading

Meet Me at GaymerX!

gaymerx3I am looking forward to being one of the Tabletop RPG Bosses of Honor at the upcoming GaymerX convention (or GX3 for short), December 11–13 in San Jose, CA.

GaymerX has been promoting an inclusive gaming environment since it began a few years ago and I’m really glad to see them expanding their range of offerings to include more tabletop and “old school” stuff.

While I’m at the con, here are the places where you can find me: Continue reading

Find Me at GenCon!

Gen-Con-LogoIt’s that time of the year again, when everyone in the tabletop gaming industry tags everything on their to-do lists as “must be done before” or “can wait until after” – GenCon!

I’ll be in attendance for what will be my 25th GenCon, by my count (I’ve missed two since I first started attending in 1988). If you’ll also be at the “Best Four Days in Gaming” here’s where you are likely to run across me. (Note, this is my public schedule, not counting various social engagements and business-related meetings.)

Thursday, July 30th

  • 2:00 PM: AGE (Adventure Gaming Engine) News & Updates seminar
  • 5:00 PM: GamersTable Awards Dinner

Friday, July 31st

  • 10:00 AM: What’s New With Green Ronin seminar

Saturday, August 1st

  • 6:00 PM: Queer as a Three-Sided Die seminar (LGBT gamers)

Otherwise, I am likely to be found at the Green Ronin Publishing booth, hawking copies of Fantasy AgeTitansgrave: Ashes of ValkanaMutants & Masterminds, A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying, my own Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, and other fine Green Ronin products. If you have a specific need to meet or talk with me, you can drop me a line about setting up a time or come by the booth and take you chances.

ChupacabraCon!

This weekend I’ll be guesting for the second year at the second annual ChupacabraCon in Austin, TX. It’s a great local game convention and well worth checking out — this year they have a truly star-studded guest-list from the industry! I’ll be giving seminars and running a couple of games, along with catching up with some of my colleagues as we do at these things, and maybe enjoying some Texas barbecue while I’m there. Here’s where and when you’ll be able to find me at the ‘con:

Friday, Jan. 9

2 pm – 6 pm – Icons Assemble!
6 pm – 7 pm – Opening Ceremonies
7 pm – 8:30 pm – VIP Meet and Greet

Saturday, Jan. 10

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm – What’s new at Green Ronin seminar
2 pm – 3:30 pm – Super Hero Strike Force! seminar
4:30 pm – 6 pm – What Aaron Allston Meant to Us seminar
7 pm – 11 pm – DC Adventures: Long Live the Legion! (classic Legion of Super-Heroes)

Sunday, Jan. 11th

10 am – 11:30 am – VIP Brunch