01-20-2010, 03:16 AM
TempleCon is a gaming convention like no other, and it's coming to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island on the weekend of February 5th-7th, 2010.
TempleCon 2010 features the finest in modern role-playing, bringing you over 50 role-playing events including the premiere of the Unhallowed Metropolis theatre game by its creators Jason Soles, Nicole Vega, and Simon Berman. In addition, TempleCon is hosting multiple Unhallowed Metropolis table-top sessions including one led by Nicole Vega, plus the release of the hardcover version of the Unhallowed Metropolis “Up the River” campaign with a book signing by author Simon Berman and artist Robert Tritthardt. Plus, we offer additional Guest of Honor Game-Master sessions of Call of Cthulhu led by artist and performer Rick Sardinha and writer C.J. Henderson, Eclipse Phase sessions run by writer and designer Jack Graham, as well as 25 RPGA events, plus sessions of Deadlands, Dogs in the Vineyard, Shadowrun, and more. For those who prefer live-action role-playing, in addition to the Unhallowed Metropolis Theatre Game Premiere, we offer two Mind's Eye Theatre LARPs, including a Pentex Office Party.
These RPG events are the crowning jewel in a stunning array of other hobby gaming events and retro-futurist themed events, all held in an uncommonly high-class venue for the ultimate convention experience. Also expect more industry guests, independent game developers, live performances, panels, classes, vendors, demos, parties, and all sorts of other debauchery, and you'll know why people everywhere are saying that TempleCon is taking the classic geek culture stereotype and knocking it on its ear. Join us this February for the best TempleCon yet!
For more information, please check out http://www.templecon.org/. Feel free to stop by our forums and join the discussion or start one of your own: http://www.templecon.org/forum/ Or, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you might have about the convention. We hope to see you there!
Simon J Berman
01-21-2010, 12:59 AM
The staff of Unhallowed Metropolis are excited to be a part of this year's TempleCon. We have an amazing program of events lined up including the debut of our live action Theater Game! Before I get into the details of our event track, allow me to talk a little about Unhallowed Metropolis for those who have not yet ventured down the ashen streets of the New Dark Age.
Set two-hundred years after the advent of a zombie Plague, Unhallowed Metropolis is an apocalyptic Neo-Victorian dystopia created by Jason Soles and Nicole Vega. Inspired by the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, and Robert Louis Stevenson, and painstakingly researched by the authors, Unhallowed Metropolis provides a rich role-playing experience steeped in alchemy, mad science, and undeath.
Unhallowed Metropolis is the gas-mask chic role-playing game of Neo-Victorian horror.
Set in 2105 AD – it has been two hundred years since the first outbreak of the Plague, when without warning the dead rose, spreading undeath through the world. Countless millions perished in the chaos that followed. It was the dawn of a new dark age.
London, the capitol of the Neo-Victorian Empire, is a vast, densely crowded, fortified city. Beneath the towering walls and crackling Tesla towers, where the fallout of a thousand crematoria darkens the streets, ten million souls live in squalor, breathing the choking fogs. Predators, human and inhuman, stalk slums and rookeries, preying on the unwary and the helpless. Driven by an insatiable hunger for immortality, physicians search tirelessly for the Elixir Vitae, the fabled alchemical solution that promises life eternal and a cure for the Plague. Above it all, the aristocracy looks down, pristine and enduring behind their walls of privilege, but preyed upon by dangers more insidious than those that infest the street.
Undertakers, Mourners, soldiers, and scientists do battle with the horrors of the age, keeping a solemn vigil over the Unhallowed Metropolis.
We've got a really excellent set of events lined up for TempleCon this year!
Panel Discussion: Unhallowed Metropolis
Friday, February 5th, 4pm-5pm
Jason Soles, Nicole Vega, Simon Berman, and Marc17 discuss the past, present, and future of the Unhallowed Metropolis RPG.
Unhallowed Metropolis Demo: Sanctuary
Friday, February 5th, 5pm-7pm
"It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm." –Florence Nightingale, 1859
“Sanctuary” introduces two to five players to the Neo-Victorian horror of Unhallowed Metropolis in a single, detailed game session. Set two-hundred years after the advent of a zombie Plague, Unhallowed Metropolis is an apocalyptic Neo-Victorian dystopia, inspired by the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Painstakingly researched by the authors, Unhallowed Metropolis provides a rich role-playing experience steeped in alchemy, mad science, and undeath.
Players will be provided with pre-generated characters. All you need to bring is a strong stomach...
Unhallowed Metropolis Theatre Game Premiere
Friday, February 5th, 7pm-10pm
The debut of the Unhallowed Metropolis Theatre game! Narrated by the creators of Unhallowed Metropolis and limited to 25 players. Bring only your finest Neo-Victorian apparel and love of the macabre. Everything else you need to play will be provided. The Unhallowed Metropolis Theater game is an interactive role-playing game emphasizing character, costume, and an atmosphere of horror. More information will be available soon at www.hallowsevedesigns.com
An event sure to be the talk of the Quality for months to come, Lord and Lady Worthington Hume are hosting a mid-winter party for anyone who wishes to attend, no matter their place in society. Their lovely estate in London’s West End will be the site of this affair and an opportunity for the jaded Aristocrats of the New Dark Age to mingle with Criminals, Undertakers, Mourners, Doctors, and other riffraff. Lord and Lady Hume themselves will deign to judge a contest of costuming; the winner being that individual best dressed to represent his or her calling, no matter how elevated or lowly. Safe from the animate dead and the toxic atmosphere of the city, the party-goers are free to enjoy a few hours of diversion and pleasure or perhaps indulge in whatever hidden vices and agendas they may have…
Unhallowed Metropolis Demo: Sanctuary
Saturday, February 6th, 10am-noon
Guest of Honor Game Master Event: Unhallowed Metropolis with Nicole Vega
Saturday, February 6th, noon-3pm
There are worse and stranger things than the animate dead in the New Dark Age. Brave the night side of nature with co-creator and mad science consultant Nic Vega as she unveils for you the horrors of Unhallowed Necropolis.
Up the River book signing
Saturday, February 6th, 2pm-4pm
TempleCon is home to the official release of the book for the Unhallowed Metropolis RPG campaign Up The River. This campaign was premiered and underwent play-testing at TempleCon 2009. Get your copy of Up the River, meet the author Simon Berman and the artist Robert Tritthardt, and have them sign your copy!
There are also rumors of an exclusive Unhallowed themed party to follow the Theater Game on Friday night...
Copies of Unhallowed Metropolis, Unhallowed Necropolis (back in print for TempleCon!) and other books will be for sale at our booth. We will also be vending some amazing pieces of art created by Jason Soles (http://www.moritorium.com/soles/), George Higham (http://www.poepuppet.com/), Anita Arora (http://www.morbidanatomy.com/), Robert Tritthardt (www.writheandshine.com (http://www.writheandshine.com)), and other creators.
Finally, many of the members of the Unhallowed Metropolis team will be appearing on related panels such as "Neo-Victorian Authors and the Paranormal" Saturday, February 6th, 6pm-7pm as well as the Neo-Victorian Art Symposium. Come join Anita Arora (artist Morbid Anatomy), Marc17 (photographer Unhallowed Metropolis), Robert Tritthardt (artist Unhallowed Metropolis, artist-creator Writhe & Shine), and Jason Soles (art director and co-creator Unhallowed Metropolis, artist Catalyst Studios) for a discussion on the use and appropriation of Victorian themes and imagery in contemporary art and popular culture.
For more information or to purchase Unhallowed Metropolis products please visit http://www.hallowsevedesigns.com/
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