The family and I will be attending Dexcon 15
in Morristown, New Jersey, July 4th-8th! I'll be running four RPG events for the con, hosting an open discussion about raising gamer children, and - a first for us - performing some music with my daughter during the open mic show Saturday afternoon!
Dexcon is a great convention run by some great people. I've only had once chance to attend in the past, back in 2005, and was very impressed by the welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. This year, I'm looking forward to meeting Lizzie Stark, author of Leaving Mundania
(Escapist review coming soon!)
If you haven't signed up already but are planning to, you're in a bit of luck - Escapist readers can get a $10 discount on admission by using the discount code RPGAdvocate-D15
during online registration! And if you'd like to meet up, drop me an email
or message on Twitter (@RPGadvocate).
Hope to see you there!
My events are listed below, for ease of reference. If you're interested in any of the RPG events, you should register as soon as possible - I'm told that events are filling up quickly all around.
R0239: Ghostbusters/Men In Black; "Facility 67" presented by William Walton. The US Government has a hairy situation on their hands, and they require the help of the nation's finest paranormal troubleshooters to handle it! Friday, 2:00PM - 6:00PM; One Round; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Silly, All Ages.
R0294: TOON; "A Totally Random Adventure!" presented by William Walton. This adventure is totally random! Using the random adventure generation tables in the TOON rulebooks, this adventure will be generated on the spot by the players and GM. Even the characters will be chosen at random (or, you can bring your own)! Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Round; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, All Ages.
R0337: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness; "Pet Store Rejects" presented by William Walton. They are the former inhabitants of a humble pet store in Paramus that have been mutated from a contaminated bag of pet food - and they fight crime! Saturday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM; One Round; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
R0356: InSpectres; "Exorcism for Dummies" by Memento Mori Theatricks; presented by William Walton. An INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED GAME - Part of the Indie Games Explosion! When the residents of a downtown apartment building discover that their landlord has been possessed by some sort of evil spirit, they call their local InSpectres franchise to help evict it, preferably without losing their security deposits. Say, do any of you guys know how to perform an exorcism? Sunday, 10:00AM - 2:00PM; One Round; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
D1012: "Raising Gamer Children" presented by William Walton. Join The RPG Advocate, Bill Walton, as he leads a discussion on the joys and challenges of raising children destined to be gamers. Whether you're a gamer parent, the friend of gamer parents or just an ally to those with offspring, you should participate in this roundtable style discussion. Gather to share resources or war stories in this pre-lunchtime chat. Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.