Monday, February 18, 2013

My Dreamation schedule

One of my favorite conventions is next weekend. Dreamation, to me, marks the beginning of a long stretch of conventions and good times that stretches from now until November at Metatopia. I've been attending Dreamation now for a few years, and never had a bad experience, felt unwelcomed or generally thought it sucked.

So, I urge you to attend. Come to panels, come play games, spend four days embracing your inner nerd/geek and make yourself happy. Although my stuff is only on the weekend, I WILL be there all four days.

Let's cover the big one first:
D814"The DREAMATION 2013 Writer's Workshop" presented by John Adamus. A discussion and workshop of what's needed to take your ideas and make them practical - turning your imagination into a real game or book. Join John Adamus in this discussion of what you can do to make your creation come to life, while avoiding typical pitfalls, stumbling points and roadblocks along the way. 
Sunday, 12:00PM - 3:00PM;

Okay, this is huge. THREE HOURS?! It's going to be awesome. This year's topic is
"How to use Fate Core, Cortex-Plus, GUMSHOE and D20 To Write Your Story/Novel/Game/Whatever"

Go sign up! You WILL NOT regret it.

This year I'm being more ambitious than usual - in addition to the Writing Workshop, I'm running two games. Here are all the details:

Game I: R248: Night's Black Agents; "The Paris Sanction" presented by John Adamus. A deadly strain of the flu is up for auction, and plenty of terrorists have converged on Paris to bid. A week ago, a team of agents was dispatched to impersonate Basque separatists, but they haven't been heard from. Now it's time a replacement team to find out what happened, and hopefully stop the bio-terrorist weapon from getting into the wrong hands. Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Why should you play in this game? How about PASSENGER JET CAR CHASE? It's early, I know, but it's going to be worth it.

Game II: R330: Night's Black Agents; "The Budapest Disaster" presented by John Adamus.  There was a terrible accident in Budapest. Two trains collided, a tragedy of epic proportions, killing hundreds. Lost in the twisted wreckage though were some precious cargo - a suitcase full of diamonds en route to the Queen of England, and the launch codes for a portable nuclear device. A team of agents has been dispatched to recover at least one, and it's up to the team to prioritize. Will it be the diamonds or the nuke? 
Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:59AM

Okay, I know the schedule on the website says until 2pm, but since I have not yet mastered quantum physics (Note that I go from Night's Black Agents to the Writing Workshop, back-to-back), I can't be in two places at once, I'm shortening this game. Also, this is more a playtest of some new mechanics I'm checking out, but I'll explain all that on Sunday.

Other places I'll be this weekend:
L040: The Dresden Files; "Dog Days" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions. The New York supernatural scene has been rocked by territory disputes, wars, and battles in the last few years. A great warlord, Raoul Ortega, has fallen and now his people are trying to put the pieces back together. Rising in the ranks? The werewolf and wereform population. Years ago there was nearly a were-form revolution and some believe it might be time yet again for people to be afraid of the tooth and claw. When the sun comes up, who will rule the streets? "Dog Days" is a live-action roleplay event set in the Dresden Files universe run by Phoenix Outlaw Productions. This event will also be the playtest of a brand new adaptation of a LARP adaptation of the popular FATE system. New players encouraged; previous players of the New York Dresdenverse games most welcome! 
Saturday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM

Shameless confession - I co-wrote the plot and mechanics. I'll be on hand to make sure things work, and/or fix them on the fly.

I'll be popping in on my other friends/clients/projects too (Project Ninja Panda Taco, Revelations, the Fate Core games, etc).

Also, I'll be tweeting the hell out of things. You are following me on Twitter, right?

Hope to see you there, would love to meet you and say hello.