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)?
What Do People Do at Conventions and Conferences?
Descriptions of Some Recent Conventions
PrezCon, a Regional Boardgaming Tournament Con
East Coast Game Conference, a Regional Video Game Conference
World Boardgaming Championships (WBC), the National Boardgame Tournament Con
From Wbc 2018
WBC Tournaments (from the conversation)
GenCon, a National “Story Game” Convention – And Largest Game-Related Worldwide
Origins, a National General Tabletop Gaming Con
UK Game Expo 2016
Regional Conventions, both Game-centered and Not
At the Convention or Coference
Travel: Car or Plane?
Saving Money (Conventions can be expensive)
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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 described in an Armchair General review "as one of the great titles in the world of games." Britannia was also one of the 100 games …

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