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Friday, September 28
 

3:00pm

Workshop: Making a RinCon 'Zine w/Camdon Wright
Limited Capacity seats available

Art, micro-games, poetry, and whatever else we create come together to make our own ‘zine! RinCon Special Guest Camdon Wright will be guiding folks through the entire process of making a fanzine. We will be collaborating to make a RinCon publication that will be available to the world, for free, after the convention is over. All you need is a willingness to have fun and make something cool. No experience necessary!

Guests

Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

5:00pm

Workshop: Buckets, Bullets, and Frog People: A GM's Q&A w/Runehammer
Limited Capacity seats available

A huge Q&A on DM creative method and practice. Do more, improve, and expand your creative muscles!

Guests
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

7:00pm

Presentation - Bringing Creatures to Life: The Art of Jessica Feinberg
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how creatures are designed from research to thumbnails to finished concept with Artist GoH Jessica Feinberg. 

Guests

Friday September 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Canyon Theater

8:00pm

Workshop: Building Your RPG Twitch Channel, w/Todd VanHooser
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Laughing Moon designer and creator Todd VanHooser and his cast of players as they discuss the roller coaster ride of developing a Twitch channel. They’ll cover everything from initial cost, hardware/software, sound, lighting, creating a set, as well as the subtle transition from gaming group to online entertainers. This will be an informal get-together and questions are welcome!

GMs
avatar for Todd VanHooser

Todd VanHooser

Creator, Laughing Moon
I am an Arizona-based author with Midwestern roots. In addition to being a writer I have also designed Adventures Under the Laughing Moon—a tabletop role-playing game based on my fantasy series and set in the world of Mythren. This is a world I have been developing for more than... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Private Dining Room #1
 
Saturday, September 29
 

10:00am

GMs' Conference
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join some of our most illustrious GMs for a series of short talks and discussions about how to add that little extra something to your campaign!  
  • Ron Blessing - Master of Ceremonies
  • Brandish Gilhelm (Special Guest, Runehammer Games) - Timers, Threats, and Treats
  • Jason Corley (Local GM, Freelance Writer/Designer) - Fantasy Worlds and Morality
  • Peter Adams (Local GM) - Session Zero: Goals and Best Practices
  • Darrell Hayhurst (Local GM, Special Guest, Ulisses North America) - Chasing Personal Dragons: Character Faults
  • Brian Poe (Local GM) - How to Hear Your Players and Make Them Talk to You
  • Victor Diaz (Local GM) - Bullet Journaling For Game Masters
  • Tracy Sizemore (Local GM, Freelance Writer/Designer) - The Power of Pregens
  • Keynote by Marissa Kelly (Special Guest, Magpie Games) - Running Great One-Shots


Moderators
GMs
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Apokalyptic Publishing
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Line Developer, Ulisses Spiele
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Sizemore

Tracy Sizemore

Owner / Principal, Ede Sol Media
Tracy is a freelance RPG author and contributor who has written for Pinnacle Games (Savage Worlds) and for the Torg Eternity line from Ulysses North America. She is also the creator of Teen Crush and the Han Cluster.Tracy is a proud Tucson native. She's also a singer, music writer... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Line Developer, Ulisses Spiele
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Canyon Theater

11:00am

Workshop: Kickstarting Your Brand, w/Michael Coe
Limited Capacity seats available

RinCon special guest Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games will discuss how to use crowdfunding to create, publicize, and grow your brand. Q&A session to follow.

Guests

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

1:00pm

Panel: Inclusivity and Diversity in Gaming
Limited Capacity seats available

We need to keep talking about this, until we don't need to anymore. This panel will focus on concrete things we can do to make inclusivity and diversity real and genuine at our gaming tables and in our industry.

Moderators
avatar for Karen ArnoldEwing

Karen ArnoldEwing

RinCon Chair

GMs
avatar for Erin Escobedo

Erin Escobedo

Angry gay sewer rat. Designer of Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation, published by Hollandspiele.

Guests
avatar for Meeple Lady

Meeple Lady

I'm a Phoenix-based board-game writer, rulebook editor and podcaster. I love playing heavy euros and wargames, and meeting fellow gamers. I'm active on Twitter and Instagram, where I enjoy spreading my love of the hobby to all types of gamers.


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Canyon Theater

4:00pm

Presentation: OSIRIS REx and the Xtronaut: Live Space Exploration through Board Games
Limited Capacity seats available

RinCon special guest, astronomer and board game designer Dante Lauretta, will investigate space exploration and board games.

Lauretta is a professor of planetary science and cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona and the leader of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, a mission to visit asteroid Bennu, land on it, and return a sample to Earth. He also designs and creates board games combining two of his passions in life: solar system exploration and strategy gaming. His first game, XTRONAUT, captures the real-world thrill and challenges of planetary exploration and gives players a chance to develop space missions and explore the solar system. The game is based on real planetary missions and rocket science and contains elements of politics and strategy that are inspired by the real-life situations that space missions face.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canyon Theater

5:00pm

Panel: Board Game Design and Graphic Design: A How-To Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

How to draw games and playtest graphics, a meeting of minds in game invention and graphic design.  A discussion with special guests James Ernest, Sarah Reed, and David Short.

Guests
avatar for David Short

David Short

Designer
Board game fiend and designer of Ground Floor, Automobiles, Skyline, Yardmaster Express, etc. I love this hobby so much.
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

6:00pm

Panel: Women in Gaming
Limited Capacity seats available

Pull up a chair, there's room at the table for everyone. Hear from an array of women's voices in the world and industry of games: BG and RPG design, event coordination, web content, and… well, sitting at the gaming table.

Moderators
avatar for Karen ArnoldEwing

Karen ArnoldEwing

RinCon Chair

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.

Guests
avatar for Meeple Lady

Meeple Lady

I'm a Phoenix-based board-game writer, rulebook editor and podcaster. I love playing heavy euros and wargames, and meeting fellow gamers. I'm active on Twitter and Instagram, where I enjoy spreading my love of the hobby to all types of gamers.
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Canyon Theater

6:00pm

Freelancing 101: A Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Join RinCon special guest Darrell Hayhurst, author on Torg Eternity, Hard Vacuum, Ninja Crusade 2nd edition, and Savage Rifts, for a dinnertime discussion on freelance writing in the gaming world.  We'll talk about practical concerns like breaking in, word rates, making ends meet, and developing specific skills publishers are looking for.

This event will take place in a private dining room in the Glowbal hotel restaurant, so that participants can order their own meals from the restaurant and hold the discussion over dinner.

GMs
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Line Developer, Ulisses Spiele
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

7:00pm

Panel: Creating Web-based Video Content that Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion with an expert panel of vloggers and streamers on how to ensure that your content is relevant, engaging, and authentic.

Moderators
avatar for Jim Springer

Jim Springer

Owner Operater, Creative Play and Podcast Network
I'm a lover, I'm a gamer, I'm a podcast maker....(you know your humming the song now!)I'm just someone who loves having fun with awesome people!

GMs
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.
avatar for Todd VanHooser

Todd VanHooser

Creator, Laughing Moon
I am an Arizona-based author with Midwestern roots. In addition to being a writer I have also designed Adventures Under the Laughing Moon—a tabletop role-playing game based on my fantasy series and set in the world of Mythren. This is a world I have been developing for more than... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...
avatar for Robert Montano

Robert Montano

Creator, Late to the Party
Content creator for Late to the Party on Youtube.LTTP is a fellowship of movie fans that came together through time and space to get in on the online "party" through reaction videos, reviews and vlogs.
avatar for Vanessa Fitzsimmons

Vanessa Fitzsimmons

Creator, Late to the Party
Content Creator for Late to the Party on Youtube.LTTP is a fellowship of movie fans that came together through time and space to get in on the online "party" through reaction videos, reviews and vlogs.


Saturday September 29, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Canyon Theater
 
Sunday, September 30
 

12:00pm

Workshop: Creativity as a Business, w/GoH Jessica Feinberg
Limited Capacity seats available

How to use tools like Kickstarter, Patreon, Social Media, and Conventions to make a living creating. Panel will include Q&A about crowdfunding with with Artist GoH Jessica Feinberg who has funded over 30 successful kickstarter projects. 

Guests

Sunday September 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

1:00pm

Panel: Worldbuilding & Threading the Cultural Needle in RPG Design
Limited Capacity filling up

A discussion/Q&A with industry professionals on how to do world-building based on real cultures. How do we maintain respect and sensitivity while creating an engaging, richly textured game world?

Moderators
avatar for Mark Diaz Truman

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner/CEO, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, co-founder of the Indie Game Developer Network (igdnonline.com), and co-founder of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com). He's authored three indie rpgs (The Play's the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows) and served as a developmental editor on a variety of roleplaying games since 2011 (Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New Generation, Bluebeard's Bride, The Fate Codex). Mark is currentl... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Line Developer, Ulisses Spiele
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

3:00pm

Workshop: Hacking Apocalypse World, w/Mark Diaz Truman
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wanted to learn how to make a Powered by the Apocalypse world game of your own? Help Mark Diaz Truman design a game from scratch in this hands-on, skills-focused workshop that will leave you ready to start writing basic moves and playbooks for your very own game.

Guests
avatar for Mark Diaz Truman

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner/CEO, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, co-founder of the Indie Game Developer Network (igdnonline.com), and co-founder of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com). He's authored three indie rpgs (The Play's the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows) and served as a developmental editor on a variety of roleplaying games since 2011 (Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New Generation, Bluebeard's Bride, The Fate Codex). Mark is currentl... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Private Dining Room #1