I will be a guest at the Imaginarium Con here in Louisville. This convention will run from September 19 through the 21st.
This is the first "writer-specific event" I will be attending, as a guest or a participant. As I look at the program, and connect with some of the author writers, I find myself more and more excited by this event. The Fanboy in me sees a lot of names I would like to meet in person. The writer in me sees a chance to learn and expand my craft.
Just like I credit the vast improvement in my GMing skills to 2e's "Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide" which included a number of tips and tricks, many of them really entertaining and writing in a way that made sense to me. I spent a lot of time reading that book
As such I will be participating in a number of panels with other veteran GMs and gamers. The first such panel I did at Denver Comic Con in 2013. I really hope attendees will leave having learned something, but also feeling like they've been entertained and that they had a good time. That's really what I personally wish during the panels I will attend myself.
There is a lot of variety in there: from romance to horror, from sci-fi to comic writing and even a few video story boarding. If you are in the Louisville area, I invite you to attend this first-time event.
Friday 6 PM Epic Adventure Awaits Gamers and Game Writers discuss world building and storytelling for players’ ultimate enjoyment of gaming campaigns.
Saturday 3 PM The Art of Improv Your players go left. It says so right here in the supplement. Why didn’t they go left? Why did they torture the NPC, sneak into the castle, and suspect the princess as a double agent? And what are you going to do about it? Come learn tips and tricks from award winning author John Arcadian.
Sunday 10 AM The GM’s Guide to a Perfect Campaign Veteran GMs and gaming professionals come together with their tips and tricks for building an interesting, engaging, and fun campaign for players of any age or experience level.
Sunday 3 PM RPG 101 Hosted by gamers and game masters, take our crash course on running a role-playing game. Whether you’re the GM or just a player.
Comment if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.