Conventional

It’s actually been nice out the last couple days. There was snow falling as recently as Sunday and now there’s sunshine and I can walk around the lake in a t-shirt. And so I am reminded that summer convention season approaches.

It looks like I’ll be at both Origins and Gen Con this year.

Origins is awesome for the conversations. Last year I found myself at the Big Bar on 2 chatting casually with my game writer/designer heroes. Or talking publishing at North Market over some Jeni’s Ice Cream.

I hesitate to call it ‘networking’ because I used to live in Los Angeles while trying to get into the screenwriting biz. That’s technically what it is, but the kind of networking you do at Origins doesn’t make you feel shameful afterwards.

Technoir won’t be published by then, but it will be in a playable state. I’ll carry my kit with me so if you’re going to be there and you want to give the game a try, let me know and we’ll find a table somewhere.

Gen Con is awesome for the exposure and commerce. I will be trying, trying, trying to have Technoir done and printed by then. Not making any promises, but everything’s still on track to hit that target. External playtesting and cover art are currently falling into place and I have an editor lined up. I’m hopeful, but it could be tight.

I’m not running Technoir as an official event there, but again I’ll have my kit with me. If you’re interested in playing, perhaps we can arrange something through Games on Demand or find some place at one of the hotels. Same thing for Chronica Feudalis.

For those of you who can’t make it to either of those, there was the suggestion of doing some demos via Skype. I think this is a great idea. I think I’ll start to schedule those around the time that external playtesting wraps up.

  1. Glad to hear you’ll be making both shows, sir. I’m still getting my ducks in rows, but I hope to be there, too — again, mostly for the conversations.

  2. Unfortunately I can never get out to shows, between job and family responsibilites, and lack of ready cash. I hope you have fun though.

  3. Soooo jealous.

  4. I want to go to GenCon again, but I live in TX, that’s one LONG drive >_<

  5. Let’s play at Gen Con. I want to try Technoir, particularly.

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