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Friday, October 4
 

5:00pm

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 the many faces of inclusion, what diversity really means, and how to support them at our gaming tables, throughout our events, and in our industry.

Moderators
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Karen ArnoldEwing

RinCon Chair

GMs
avatar for Gloryhoundd

Gloryhoundd

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.
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Darrell

Guild of Gamers
I'm into Horror RPGs, monster miniatures, and noodles
KA

Katie Arizona Browncoats

Arizona Browncoats


Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Canyon Theater

9:30pm

Web DM: An interview by Creative Play & Podcast
Limited Capacity seats available

Watch as Jim Springer of Creative Play and Podcast interviews the Web DM team.  I'm sure they'll find all kinds of interesting things to talk about...

GMs
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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!

Guests
JD

Jim Davis

Web DM
Jim Davis is the co-host of Web DM, a D&D advice channel on YouTube with over 150,000 subscribers. He’s been DMing for over 20 years. He has a Master’s Degree in military history, and his deep knowledge of political and social development informs his love of worldbuilding. He’s... Read More →
JP

Jonathan Pruitt

Web DM
Jonathan Pruitt is co-host and co-creator of Web DM, one of the largest D&D and TTRPG advice content creation companies in the world.  He is the DM of Starward Bound, a long-running streamed, Spelljammer-inspired 5e D&D game, and has played in dozens of other streamed games across... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Canyon Theater
 
Saturday, October 5
 

10:00am

GMs' Conference
Limited Capacity seats available

We've got a fantastic slate of speakers this year on a variety of topics related to GM-ing, both in a campaign setting and at conventions.  Come hone your skills and participate in the discussion on the fine art of creating an engaging, entertaining, and successful roleplaying experience for you and your players.

Featured Speakers: Jim Davis and Jonathan Pruitt of WebDM fame

Local GMs:
  • Ron Blessing (Host): Why a GMs' Conference?
  • Tracy Sizemore: The Power of Pregens
  • Laura Tank: Red Herrings and Left Turns
  • Peter Adams: Designing Memorable Adventures for Home & Convention Play
  • Cameron Miller: Building a Villain Your Players Will Love to Hate
  • Jason Corley: Consequences and Campaign Design

Moderators
avatar for Ron Blessing

Ron Blessing

Ron's been a gamer since 1984 and with his wife, Veronica, is proudly raising two more gamers for the next generation. He first delved into the game industry as a podcaster, beginning with The Game's the Thing in 2006, and working on others including the venerable Pulp Gamer. In 2008... Read More →

GMs
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Tracy Sizemore

Owner / Principal, Ede Sol Games
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 →
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Cameron Miller

Director, Puppycat Productions
Cameron is a game developer who's always got something new cooking.
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Peter Adams

Apokalyptic Publishing

Guests
JD

Jim Davis

Web DM
Jim Davis is the co-host of Web DM, a D&D advice channel on YouTube with over 150,000 subscribers. He’s been DMing for over 20 years. He has a Master’s Degree in military history, and his deep knowledge of political and social development informs his love of worldbuilding. He’s... Read More →
JP

Jonathan Pruitt

Web DM
Jonathan Pruitt is co-host and co-creator of Web DM, one of the largest D&D and TTRPG advice content creation companies in the world.  He is the DM of Starward Bound, a long-running streamed, Spelljammer-inspired 5e D&D game, and has played in dozens of other streamed games across... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Canyon Theater

12:00pm

How To Teach a BG in 5 Minutes Flat
Limited Capacity filling up

Teaching a board game isn't always easy!  This will be an informal discussion, with tips and tricks used by some highly experienced game guides when they want to get people playing as quickly as possible.

Moderators
GMs
avatar for Gloryhoundd

Gloryhoundd

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 Dante Lauretta

Dante Lauretta

Chief Scientist, Xtronaut Enterprises
I am a Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona. My day job is running the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. I also own a company called Xtronaut Enterprises. We design board games with science themes including Constellations, winner of the 2018 Mensa... Read More →
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Christopher Cruz

Game Enthusiast
I enjoy teaching and playing tabletop board games!
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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 →
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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 October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
PDR-2 Pacific
 
Sunday, October 6
 

2:00pm

Powered by the Apocalypse System Mastery
Limited Capacity seats available

Got your hands dirty with a Powered by the Apocalypse hack of your own? Join Mark Diaz Truman as he explores the cutting edge PbtA technologies and systems at the center of the next generation of PbtA games that can help you construct new basic moves, playbooks, and game structures!

GMs
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Mark Diaz Truman

Owner/CEO, Magpie Games
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), co-created several more (Zombie World, Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game), and served as a developmental editor on a variety of games since 2011 (Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canyon Theater

4:00pm

Panel: So, you wanna get into the RPG industry?
Limited Capacity seats available

You've been playing and running RPGs all weekend long, maybe attended the GMs' Conference or the RPG design panel.  You've got Ideas (tm) running around in your head, and you want to know how to get started in the industry.  In this discussion/Q&A panel, you'll get several different perspectives: a full-time developer at a large company, the co-founder of a successful indie company, and a contract project-based writer.  Round out RinCon by getting to pick their brains and hear about their experiences in all the different corners of the industry.

Moderators
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Aaron Feild

Spider-Goat Games

GMs
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Mark Diaz Truman

Owner/CEO, Magpie Games
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), co-created several more (Zombie World, Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game), and served as a developmental editor on a variety of games since 2011 (Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New... Read More →
avatar for Ron Blessing

Ron Blessing

Ron's been a gamer since 1984 and with his wife, Veronica, is proudly raising two more gamers for the next generation. He first delved into the game industry as a podcaster, beginning with The Game's the Thing in 2006, and working on others including the venerable Pulp Gamer. In 2008... Read More →
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 October 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canyon Theater