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Prospering at Game Conventions and Conferences

——   Created by Lewis Pulsipher

If you've never been to a game convention or conference, the prospect may be daunting. Here's practical advice.

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"Game conventions and conferences" is for typical hobby game players and for game designers. Conventions (where people play games, mostly tabletop games) and conferences (where people talk about creating video games) are common and attendance is growing. They vary in size from dozens of attendess to more than 50,000. There's probably one or more within a hundred miles of you.

In this course I talk about what people do at cons and how you can save money when attending, and I describe several specific cons in the southeastern and midwestern USA: GenCon, WBC, Origins, East Coast Game Conference, and PrezCon.

There are no requirements or prerequisites for the course.

This course is likely to slowly grow over time.

Lewis Pulsipher

19 Lessons

What Are We Doing (and Why)?
7 mins
What Do People Do at Conventions and Conferences?
Descriptions of Some Recent Conventions
4 mins
PrezCon, a Regional Boardgaming Tournament Con
5 mins
East Coast Game Conference, a Regional Video Game Conference
7 mins
World Boardgaming Championships (WBC), the National Boardgame Tournament Con
4 mins
From Wbc 2018
4 mins
WBC Tournaments (from the conversation)
7 mins
GenCon, a National “Story Game” Convention – And Largest Game-Related Worldwide
4 mins
Origins, a National General Tabletop Gaming Con
6 mins
UK Game Expo 2016
10 mins
Regional Conventions, both Game-centered and Not
At the Convention or Coference
5 mins
Travel: Car or Plane?
8 mins
Saving Money (Conventions can be expensive)
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Lewis Pulsipher
Lewis Pulsipher
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Dr. Lewis Pulsipher (Wikipedia: "Lewis Pulsipher"; "Britannia (board game)"; "Archomental" ) is the designer of half a dozen commercially published boardgames. His game "Britannia" is …

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