I will be at LunaCon this year in Rye, NY. If you’re in the area, come say hello!
Women in Gaming
Friday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Breaking the glass ceiling in the world of online computer, console, RPGs, and LARPING. Who says members of the female persuasion aren’t talented at everything from first person shooters to rpgs and mmorpg? Statistics show gaming isn’t just for boys in basements any longer. There are more girls gaming than just the ones dating the GM! Chances are, you just got owned by a girl!
Kathryn Baker [M], Nuance Bryant, Allison Lonsdale, Lisa Padol, Cathleen Townsend
Friday 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Podcasting is increasing in popularity, and could be a great way for you to reach a wider audience. Our panelists discuss how to start your own podcast and the nitty-gritty details, from the technical, monetary, hosting, and of course, the do’s and don’ts.
Kathryn Baker [M], Brandy Hauman, Gail Z. Martin, Dan Persons
Gaming and Sex
Friday 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Phil & Dixie comics, adult topics in gaming books, how to introduce adult themes in your campaign, how to overcome sterotypes, and whatever else the audience draws the topics to.
Kathryn Baker, Kevin DiVico [M], Bruce Dykes, Neal Levin, Allison Lonsdale
System vs. Setting
Saturday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Nearly all RPGs share some similiarities: they have a set of rules that govern play, and most have a setting or world where play takes place. Some people love systems for their rule systems, and other are drawn in to the romance of a particular setting. Which is it for you: the math or the poetry, that makes or breaks a game?
Kathryn Baker, Steve Brinich [M], Heidi Hooper, Hal Johnson, Mike McPhail, Aaron Rosenberg
Saturday 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
You know it’s bad, but you love it anyway. Cheesy soap operas, bad 80’s hair bands, other things you can’t quit, but can’t quite explain.
Kathryn Baker [M], John Douglas, Neal Levin, Theresa Mather, Alex Wittenberg
Listening to Science Fiction on the Way to Work
Sunday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The state of audio sf — readings, radio, podcasts, audiobooks, etc -or- Where can you find great audio fiction and podcasts? A discussion on the state of audio science fiction. Where can you find great audio fiction and podcasts?
Kathryn Baker, Jim Freund [M]
Avatar: Love it or Leave it?
Sunday 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Some loved it, some hated it. What made it great and what brought it down? Is Avatar the greatest movie ever made, or was it just a CGI-filled version of Pocahontas? What did we love about it, and what did we hate?
Kathryn Baker [M], Marilyn Brahen, Ariel Cinii, Jeff Warner