I have missed you so much, beloved blog. But in the silent dormancy I filled with three separate surgeries on my jaw, I also applied to—and was accepted—as an Industry Insider at Gen Con this year. I get to be on panels with some fantastic humans, and hope I’ll catch you at some of them! With luck, I’ll be getting in some time playing a few games at Games on Demand as well.
Gaming as Mythic Exploration
How does the act of creating, exploring, and defining a game world resemble the creation and exploration of myth, both as ritual and as scripture or literature?
Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ICC 211
Lillian Cohen-Moore, Kenneth Hite, Greg Stafford
The Image of a Female Gamer/Gamesplayer
How do we bring women into male-dominated worlds of gaming? This talk can explore the fine line between feminizing and sexualizing female archetypes and which is more likely to draw girls in.
Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. ICC 211
Lillian Cohen-Moore, Jennifer Shahade, Elisa Teague
Editing: When, Why, and How
Editing benefits a game from start to finish. We’ll talk about when to get an editor, why, and how to become one.
Friday, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ICC 211
Lillian Cohen-Moore, Andrew Hackard
The Devil Walks in Salem – From Fiasco Game to Film
Join the story gaming revolution! Learn about the unique adaptation of an actual Fiasco gaming session into a narrative film. Join Jason Morningstar (from Bully Pulpit Games), Lillian Cohen-Moore (co-creator of Fiasco’s Salem playset), Peter Adkison and documentary filmmaker Elke Hautala for a short panel discussion on how this story was brought to life on film. Then, enjoy two screenings! First the short documentary on the process itself followed by the actual film, The Devil Walks in Salem. Witness the power of storytelling firsthand!
Minimum Age: Teen (13+)
Friday, 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Westin: Capitol I
Women in the Game Industry
A panel designed toward women who want to get involved in the game industry and what obstacles there are to face, how the industry is changing, and other business tips.
Saturday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ICC 210.
Lillian Cohen-Moore, Nicole Lindroos, Jennifer Shahade, Elisa Teague
Freelancing and Mental Health
No matter your diagnosis or where you are in dealing with your mental health, knowing you’re not alone can make a difference. Come hear peers discuss how they get through the hard times.
Saturday, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ICC 210.