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On My Way to Gen Con

I’ve finished packing, done as much work on my current assignments as I can do, and now I’m just killing time until the taxi comes to whisk me off to the airport for my oh-dark-thirty flight. Sometime in the mid-afternoon (east coast time) I should arrive in Indianapolis for Gen Con.

I won’t be posting here during the show . . . and I probably won’t be posting on Facebook much, either. But I DO plan to Tweet a fair deal. So if you want to know what I’m up to, best to follow me on Twitter (@stannex). In fact, if you’re going to be AT Gen Con, you may want to keep an eye on my feed because I intend to do some impromptu on-site specials and giveaways.

I’ll re-post my schedule below for those of you who want to increase your chances of seeing me at the show. In the times not covered, you’re most likely to find me at the Gaming Paper booth (#760).

WEDNESDAY (7/29)
9:00 — Diana Jones Awards Ceremony

THURSDAY (7/30)
So far, I have no events on Thursday . . .  so I’ll probably spend a good deal of it walking around the Exhibit Hall. Maybe I’ll do some live-tweeting . . . maybe even have some special give-aways for those who manage to find me and know the “secret Stan! phrase” . . . I dunno . . . I’m making this up as I go along.

FRIDAY (7/31)
11:00–12:00SIGNING (Author’s Avenue). The Writer’s Symposium has a booth in Author’s Avenue where they’ll be hosting signing events. I’ll be part of this one.
4:00–5:00BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING 101 (Room 245). A seminar in the Writer’s Symposium track . . . whose title is pretty self-explanatory. I’ve been part of three successful Kickstarter campaigns, and one failed one, plus I’ve consulted on about half-a-dozen others. And I’m sure the other members of the panel will be just as experienced . . . probably MORE so.
EveningThe ENnie Awards Ceremony. It’s not 100% certain, but I USUALLY go to cheer on this celebration of the best that the hobby games industry has done in the past year. You should, too!

SATURDAY (8/1)
10:00–11:00CREATING MAGIC SYSTEMS (Room 244). A seminar in the Writer’s Symposium track. I’m sure we’ll talk about lots of magical stuff . . . not least of all, the different needs that fiction and game design place on magic system creation.
3:00–4:00SIGNING (Author’s Avenue). Same as above.
4:00–5:00FOUNDING RELIGIONS (Room 244). A seminar in the Writer’s Symposium track. In world building, a lot of time and energy is spent on defining pantheons and divine magic, but often the mundane details of religion in the world are given short shrift. What would a religion that venerates a chaotic-neutral god be like?
EveningWriter’s Symposium Gathering. If you’re part of the in crowd, you’ll know where this is. If not and you see me out and about, maybe you can follow me there.

SUNDAY (8/2)
So far, I have no events planned for Sunday . . . so I guess I’ll be wandering the Exhibit Hall floor again. Maybe there will be more live-tweeting. Who can say? Probably.

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