Monday, October 7, 2013

Metatopia 2013 Panel Schedule

Metatopia is a wonderful designer-driven gaming event in North Jersey (10/31-11/3 in Morristown, NJ) that's all about the panels and focused gaming sessions. Last year, I was fortunate to attend on behalf of The Game Crafter and participate in a few prototyping / self-publishing panels with Tim Rodriguez, Curt Covert and Geoff Bottone and this year I was asked to come back. Except the big difference this year is that I am all alone!

That's right, I will be talking your ear off all by myself for two one hour sessions.

The first is all about the POD:

D037: "Prototyping Using 'Print on Demand' Vendors" presented by Jason Tagmire. In this seminar, Jason Tagmire will speak of his experiences with The Game Crafter, Superior POD, Print and Play Productions, Rolco Games and others to fulfill various projects. Topics will include how to find and meet the minimum requirements for each, and how to select the right vendor for your project. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.

And the second is all about screwing things up:

D065: "Self-Publishing: Learn From My Mistakes!" presented by Jason Tagmire. Jason Tagmire has self-published board and card games in short run (<250), and medium run (1000-2500). He has experienced a variety of trauma from art delays to overfunding on Kickstarter and still not having enough money to fulfill the project. In this panel, he hopes to help you avoid his mistakes. Saturday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.

I'm looking forward to both of these and playing lots of games in the 11 hours in-between. Aside from the panels, last year was the semi-public birth of Maximum Throwdown. I chatted about it with Michael Keller first and then played a few rounds with Alex Strang and Kevin Kulp. We also had a killer session of Alex Strang's Movie Plotz. Hoping to repeat the fun this year.


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