Showing posts with label GenCon55_2022. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GenCon55_2022. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Conan IP and the Board Game - Playing with Rogues at GenCon 2022

This is one of a series of reports on GenCon 2022; other links coming soon from this Table of Contents, to be posted in random order:

  • Rogues in the House Podcast 
  • Conan IP Owner and the Board Game - Playing with Rogues [You Are Here]
  • The Skull from Tales From the Magician's Skull roams the Exhibit Hall
  • Dawn of Madness Gameplay with Byron Leavitt
  • Selfies from Gencon - Making Friends
  • Writer's Symposium Overview
  • Moderating Sorcery & Sorcery, Horror, Pulp, and Game Panels 

Conan at GenCon 2022



Thanks to Matthew John (Rogue podcaster, author), I was able to guest my way into the Cabinet Entertainment mixer.  Here I continued great discussions with Sean CW Korsgaard (Baen Books), Steve Diamond (author), Jason Ray Carney (author/professor), Howard Andrew Jones (undead necromancer/author), and Gilles Plantin (COO Monolith Games) ...got introduced to Heroic Signature's "consigliere" (Steve Booth) and snag a selfie with Fredrik Malmberg (CEO Cabinet Entertainment, IP holders of Robert E. Howard material) and even Peter Adkison (GenCon owner).  Conan IP is always a hot topic.  We covered some of that in the Writer's Symposim:

Conan IP and Pastiche Coverage in the Writer's Symposium

  • Gamifying Stories and Storifying Games (SEM22214106); Fri, 2:00 PM Aug 5th 2022: Translating from one media to the other. Jennifer Brozek, Byron Leavitt, Matt John, Lucien Soulban, S.E. Lindberg (M).
    • Link to recording coming soon
  • SWORD & SORCERY PASTICHE (SEM22214157) Saturday, 5:00 PM Aug 6th 2022;  
    • How to adopt someone's writing style, and where to blur the line to original. 
    • Howard Andrew Jones, Matthew John, Jason Ray Carney, S.E. Lindberg (M).
    • Link to recording coming soon

Conan the Board Game - Playing with Rogues

With all the hubbub going on in the Writer's Symposium at GenCon, I barely played any games. The primary battle I got to join was hosted by Deane Geiken and Matthew John (and Jimmy McGuire); Jason  Ray and Nicole Carney joined in too (Nicole was wicked at throwing dice.....to complement Deane's lack of luck).  Conan was slaughtered, but his sacrifice enabled us to win the scenario against overlord Matthew John! 






Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Skull emerges from Goodman Games's Ziggurat to roam GenCon 2022's Exhibit Hall

This is one of a series of reports on GenCon 2022; other links coming soon from this Table of Contents, to be posted in random order:

  • Rogues in the House Podcast 
  • Conan IP Owner and the Board Game - Playing with Rogues 
  • The Skull from Tales From the Magician's Skull roams the Exhibit Hall [You Are Here]
  • Dawn of Madness Gameplay with Byron Leavitt 
  • Selfies from Gencon - Making Friends
  • Writer's Symposium Overview
  • Moderating Sorcery & Sorcery, Horror, Pulp, and Game Panels 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Horror, S&S, and Gamyfing-Story Panels - GenCon Writers Symposium 2022 - SE Moderated Panels

This is one of a series of reports on GenCon 2022; other links coming soon from this Table of Contents, to be posted in random order:

  • Rogues in the House Podcast - Reporting from GenCon
  • Conan IP Owner and the Board Game - Playing with Rogues 
  • The Skull from Tales From the Magician's Skull roams the Exhibit Hall
  • Dawn of Madness Gameplay with Byron Leavitt 
  • Selfies from Gencon - Making Friends
  • Writer's Symposium Overview
  • Moderating Sorcery & Sorcery, Horror, Pulp, and Game Panels - [You Are Here]

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Here are the panels I moderated. The recording of each is below: 

  1. Sword & Sorcery Pastiche
  2. Rogues in the House - S&S Podcast Live GenCon Report
  3. Sword & Sorcery Renaissance in Writing
  4. Gamifying Stories and Storifying Games
  5. Back to Pulp
  6. Repulsive Appeal aka "the Horror Panel"

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1)  Sword & Sorcery Pastiche; How to adopt someone's writing style, and where to blur the line to the original.

Howard Andrew Jones; Matt John, Jason Ray Carney, S.E. Lindberg (M)

Saturday 5:00 PM Aug 6th 2022

2) Rogues in the House - S&S Podcast Live GenCon Report

 

3) Sword & Sorcery Renaissance in Writing; is the genre coming back? Did it ever go away? 

Jaym Gates, Howard Andrew Jones, Matt John; Jason Ray Carney, Paul Weimer, S.E. Lindberg (M)

Friday, 4:00 PM Aug 5th 2022

4) Gamifying Stories and Storifying Games; Translating from one media to the other.

 Jennifer Brozek, Byron Leavitt, Matt John, Lucien Soulban, S.E. Lindberg (M)

Friday, 2:00 PM Aug 5th 2022


5) BACK TO PULP: Pulp is back! Why? And how do you do it right? 

Jaym Gates, Richard Lee Byers: Howard Andrew Jones; Jason Ray Carney, S.E. Lindberg (M)

Friday, 10:00 AM Aug 5th 2022


6) Repulsive Appeal (aka "the Horror Panel"); How do we make horror appealing? 

Maurice Broaddus, Byron Leavitt, Jason Ray Carney, Steve Diamond, S.E. Lindberg (M)
Thursday, 11:00 AM EDT Aug 4th 2022


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Dawn of Madness Gameplay and GenCon 2022 coverage

This is one of a series of reports on GenCon 2022; other links coming soon from this Table of Contents, to be posted in random order:

  • Rogues in the House Podcast 
  • Conan IP Owner and the Board Game - Playing with Rogues 
  • The Skull from Tales From the Magician's Skull roams the Exhibit Hall
  • Dawn of Madness Gameplay with Byron Leavitt [You Are Here]
  • Selfies from Gencon - Making Friends
  • Writer's Symposium Overview
  • Moderating Sorcery & Sorcery, Horror, Pulp, and Game Panels 
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Dawn of Madness Gameplay and GenCon 2022 coverage

I'm a bit of Diemension Games nut, having (a) interviewed Byron Leavitt, (b) contributed stories with the "Sanguine Heretics" fan-group that made the Exhalted Blasphemies expansion, (c) created the Deep Madness Scenario Chronology (with Phil Blake), and (d) reviewed the Shattered Seas novel for Black Gate. 

  • God, Darkness, & Wonder: An Interview with Byron Leavitt
  • Exalted Blasphemies - Fan-Made Expansion for Deep Madness Boardgame 
  • Deep Madness Scenario Chronology
  • Shattered Seas Novel Review - Review by SE
  • As part of my Event Coordinator role at GenCon Writers Symposium I championed getting Byron on some panels and was able to hit the Exhibit Hall for some Dawn of Madness footage! 

    Byron Leavitt on GenCon Writer's Symposium Panels (to be loaded soon)

    1) Repulsive Appeal  (SEM22214058); Thursday, 11:00 AM EDT Aug 4th 2022

    How do we make horror appealing? Maurice Broaddus, Richard Dansky, Byron Leavitt, Jason Ray Carney, Steve Diamond, S.E. Lindberg (M) - link to recording coming soon

     2) Gamifying Stories and Storifying Games (SEM22214106) ; Friday, 2:00PM Aug 5th 

    2022 Translating from one media to the other. Jennifer Brozek, Byron Leavitt, Matt John, Lucien Soulban, S.E. Lindberg (M) - link to recording coming soon

    DAWN of Madness - Gameplay of Emily Hawkins (The Nurse) Story: "Bonds of the Twins"


    The King of Average's Diemension Games Coverage

    Deep Madness reprint with expansion coming this October?! 
    Giant new mini's of the epic monsters!

    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    S.E Lindberg debuts on the Rogues in the House Podcast, wins award from the Skull at GenCon 2022, BTS Footage

    This is one of a series of reports on GenCon 2022; other links coming soon from this Table of Contents, to be posted in random order:
    • Rogues in the House Podcast [You Are Here]
    • Conan the Board Game - Playing with Rogues, Matthew John and Jason Ray Carney
    • The Skull from Tales From the Magician's Skull roams the Exhibit Hall
    • Dawn of Madness Gameplay with Byron Leavitt
    • Selfies from Gencon - Making Friends
    • Writer's Symposium Overview
    • Moderating Sorcery & Sorcery, Horror, Pulp, and Game Panels 

    S.E Lindberg debuts on the Rogues in the House Podcast, wins award from the Skull at GenCon 2022, BTS Footage




    Early this year I reported on the Rogues in the House podcast for Black Gate. Check it out. As the Rogues move beyond podcasts to build the Sword & Sorcery community, they started publishing anthologies including the just released A Book of Blades which I proudly contributed a Dyscrasia Fiction story: "Embracing Ember." With my Event Coordinator role for the GenCon Writers Symposium, I did my best to gather the Rogues and other contributors to A Book of Blades on several panels. We gathered in Marriott Ballroom #4 to record this special session. I highlight two timepoints:
    • 6:45 min:sec: The Skull crashes the party and award his only named intern an award
    • 48 min: I namedrop two friends, fellow Aikidoka Sensei Dirk Domaschko and Master David Silver, attributing them for getting me into the GenCon culture years ago. 

    The Rogues on Hallowed Ground (link to Aug 8-2022 podcast episode)
    "Rogues, old and new, meet at the mecca called GenCon. In this very special episode, Deane and Matt are joined by Howard Andrew Jones, Seth Lindberg, Steve Diamond, Sean CW Korsgaard, Jason Ray Carney, and *shudders* The Magician's Skull himself. Topics include sword and sorcery (of course) as well as our "top picks" from GenCon."

    Embedded Podcast - listen here!

     

    Behind the Scenes Footage

    • Matthew John - Conan the Board Game and Rogue in the House
    • Steve Diamond - Horror Writer
    • Sean CW Korsgaard - Baen Books
    • Howard Andrew Jones - S&S Author and Editor of Tales from the Magician's Skull
    • Jason Ray Carney - Whetstone and Professor of Dark Arts
    • Deane Geiken - Rogue in the House Podcast
    • S.E. Lindberg - S&S Enthusiast




    Saturday, June 25, 2022

    GenCon Writers Symposium - Guest of Honor R. A. Salvatore and Special Guests

     

    Gen Con Writer's Symposium is back (Aug4-7, Indianapolis IN)

    Gen Con just announced that legendary fantasy author R. A. Salvatore is the 2022 Author Guest of Honor! 

    Thirty-four years ago, he created the character of Drizzt Do’Urden, the dark elf who has withstood the test of time to stand today as an icon in the fantasy genre. With his work in the Forgotten Realms, the Crimson Shadow, the DemonWars Saga, and other series, Salvatore has sold more than thirty million books worldwide and has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list more than two dozen times. He considers writing to be his personal journey, but still, he’s quite pleased that so many are walking the road beside him!
    He will be participating in several Writer's Symposium events (click to browse and register via the GenCon portalduring the convention, including book signings and appearances. 


    The Writers Symposium continues to add events, including Book signings for the GenCon Author Guest of Honor, R.A. Salvatore:

    Guest of Honor: Salvatore Events (Link to just his events)
    Thursday 1 pm Shared Worlds SEM22214061
    Thursday 2 pm So you Want to Write SEM22214066
    Thursday 3pm Book Signing ZED22219102
    Friday 11am Tie in Ficton SEM22214092
    Friday Noon Book Signing ZED22219103
    Saturday 10am QnA with R.A. Salvatore SEM2221429
    Saturday 11am Local Flavor SEM22214128
    Saturday Noon Book Signing with R.A. Salvatore ZED22219104
    Saturday 5pm Book Signing with R.A. Salvatore ZED22219105

    Gen Con

    The Gen Con Writer’s Symposium is a semi-independent event hosted by Gen Con and intended for both new and experienced writers of speculative fiction. Although many of us love and play the games Gen Con offers, our program is focused on the craft and business of writing, particularly in the speculative arenas. In the past 27 years, the Symposium has grown from a small set of panels over a day or two of the convention to one of the largest convention-hosted writing tracks in North America. Gen Con itself is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the world. In 2019 (the last pre-pandemic year for the convention) they welcomed over 65,000 unique visitors and offered over 19,000 events. By its nature, Gen Con attracts a large number of reading-oriented attendees who enjoy speculative fiction.

    Writer's Symposium

    This year, the Writer's Symposium will have ~40 Authors75 panels, 42 workshops, and special events like the Meet-the-Pros (Thursday night) and D&D-with-Authors (Friday night)! In addition to the GenCon event link above, browse the dedicated website for the GenCon Writers Symposium (link) that explains more and has other views of the program.

    The Writer's Symposium also features two special guests, Carlos Hernandez and Brandon O-Brien!

    Thursday, June 2, 2022

    GenCon Writer's Symposium Aug 4-7; it's Back, and S.E. is helping to coordinate!

     GenCon Writer's Symposium is back (Aug4-7, Indianapolis IN)

    Check out the 119 Writer's Symp events: (75 panels, 42 workshops, the Meet-the-Pros and D&D-with-Authors events)

    GenCon Writer's Symposium: Over 20 Years of Helping Writers to Write!

    I am proud to be the Event Coordinator with seven other organizing committee members bringing the symposium back to life after previous year's Covid disruptions (others include E.D.E. Bell, Maurice Broaddus, Aaron Rosenberg, Gregory A. Wilson, Matt Jarchow, & John Wiswell).

    In the past 27 years, the Symposium has grown from a small set of panels over a day or two of the convention to one of the largest convention-hosted writing tracks in North America, offering hundreds of hours of programming from 70+ authors, editors, agents, and publishers to nearly 3000 unique visitors per year. For 2022, we have over 160+ hours of events, more than 50 amazing authors.

    I will be moderating 5 panels on Sword & Sorcery or Weird Fiction. More info. here

    Click here to register for events!




    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Weird Fiction and Sword & Sorcery GenCon Panels Moderated by SE

    GenCon Writer's Symposium is back (Aug4-7, Indianapolis IN)
    Check out the 119 Writer's Symp events: (75 panels, 42 workshops, the Meet-the-Pros and D&D-with-Authors events)


    ... this post highlights five panels...

    Weird Fiction and Sword & Sorcery GenCon Panels

    Moderated by SE (link):


    Repulsive Appeal  (SEM22214058)

    Thursday, 11:00 AM EDT

    Location: Marriott : Austin   

    How do we make horror appealing? Maurice Broaddus, Richard Dansky, Byron Leavitt, Jason Ray Carney, Steve Diamond, S.E. Lindberg (M)

     

     

    BACK TO PULP  (SEM22214087)

    Friday, 10:00 AM EDT

    Location: Marriott : Austin 

    Pulp is back! Why? And how do you do it right? Jaym Gates, Richard Lee Byers: Howard Andrew Jones; Jason Ray Carney, S.E. Lindberg (M)

     

     

    Gamifying Stories and Storifying Games (SEM22214106)

    Friday, 2:00 PM EDT

    Location: Marriott : Blrm 1

    Translating from one media to the other. Jennifer Brozek, Byron Leavitt, Matt John, Lucien Soulban, S.E. Lindberg (M)

     

     

    Sword & Sorcery Renaissance in Writing (SEM22214118)

    Friday, 4:00 PM EDT

    Location: Marriott : Blrm 1

     Is the genre coming back? Did it ever go away? Jaym Gates, Daniel Myers, Howard Andrew Jones, Matthew John; Jason Ray Carney, Paul Weimer, S.E. Lindberg (M)

     

     

    SWORD & SORCERY PASTICHE (SEM22214157)

    Saturday, 5:00 PM EDT

    Location: Marriott : Blrm 4

    How to adopt someone's writing style, and where to blur the line to original. Howard Andrew Jones, Matthew John, Jason Ray Carney, S.E. Lindberg (M)