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Gen Con Seminars

Here’s the scoop on when and where to see Wolfgang Baur and the Kobold Crew at the show. Kobold publisher Wolfgang is an Industry Guest of Honor this year so they’re working him hard. You’ll find him and various freelancers at the following panels and events:

Homebrewers Guide to RPG Worldbuilding
Admit it: Sometimes the fun of a game is not playing the game–it’s building the world! RPG designers sit down and talk about how to make your world sharper, more exciting, and 10 pounds lighter.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur, Kenneth Hite, T.S. Luikart, Richard Thomas, Rodney Thompson
Time/Place: Thursday, 12 Noon, Room 210

Better Adventures
Bored with store-bought adventures? Want to write better adventures quickly? Learn some of the techniques that RPG freelancers use when writing or prepping for a game! Practical advice any GM can use.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur
Time/Place: Thursday, 2 PM, Room 211

RPG Freelancing 101
Come talk with established and emerging RPG freelancers about what it takes to break into print, in venues like Kobold Quarterly, Open Design, and other markets.
Panelist(s): Ben McFarland, Wolfgang Baur, Christina Stiles
Time/Place: Friday 9 AM, Crowne Plaza : Grand Central Bllrm

Creating and Improving Your Homebrew RPG Setting
Come hear about developing a larger setting and talk about the considerations, scope, details, and pitfalls learned through the Midgard Setting project.
Panelist(s): Ben McFarland, Wolfgang Baur
Time/Place: Friday, 10 AM, Crowne Plaza : Grand Central Bllrm

+5 Sword of Epublishing
The games industry was an early adopter of the digital publishing business model. Join our Industry Insider Guests as they discuss ways you can bring your game project to life as a digital release.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur, Susan Morris, Gareth-Michael Skarka, Stan!
Time/Place: Friday, 1 PM, room 210

Fund Your Game Project With Kickstarter
From publishing your RPG or board game to opening a gaming café, learn how crowdfunding can help you achieve your dream from those who have succeeded (and failed) with Kickstarter.
Panelist(s): Tavis Allison, Wolfgang Baur, T.S. Luikart
Time/Place: Friday 3 PM, Room 211

Meet the KQ Minions!
Ever wonder what’s keeping a small publishing company like KQ or the Open Design community running smoothly? Minions are the answer! Come meet several of the KQ minions and hear how they do it!
Time/Place: Saturday at 9:00 AM, Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D
Panelist(s): Ben McFarland, Christina Stiles

How to Start an RPG Publishing Company
Ever wanted to start an RPG Publishing company, but didn’t know where to begin? Come listen to Wolfgang Baur share his experiences as he explains how he started Open Design and Kobold Quarterly— and what you need to know to start publishing yourself!
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur
Time/Place: Sat 10 AM, Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D

Everything You Don’t Need to Know about the RPG Industry
What was the dress code at TSR? What was playtesting like for 2E? Why did Gary make that table? All this & less will be revealed at our sekrit panel seminar! Expect nothing & be pleasantly surprised!
Panelist(s): Colin McComb, Ben McFarland, Wolfgang Baur
Time/Place: Sat 11 AM, Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D

See you at the show!

4 Replies to "Gen Con Seminars"

Wade Rockett

June 5, 2012 at 6:40pm

Hey, don’t forget “Meet the KQ Minions” on Saturday at 9 AM!

Brian Liberge

June 8, 2012 at 10:14am

I have my ticket for that!

Jonathan Nelson

June 8, 2012 at 8:04pm

Hello Wolfgang.

I just signed Todd and I up for almost every single one of these. I can’t wait to meet you and glean some knowledge from that RPG brain of yours! You must have acquired quite the vault after all those years working for TSR and WotC! I was just flipping through one of my Dungeon Magazines from 1993 and saw you were the third editor down the list. You must have been just a wee lad back then! ;)

Wolfgang

June 9, 2012 at 9:24am

I’m happy to share what I know, though of course I’m always learning as well.

And yes, in 1993 I was fresh out of college and a junior sprout on the magazine staff. Learned a lot of editing and design chops, and read a LOT of queries and pitches in the slush pile.

I’m really looking forward to the show!

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