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07-25-2011, 10:10 PM
Originally posted on Monday 07-25-2011 10:00 AM at koboldquarterly.com (http://www.koboldquarterly.com)

We’re sending the Chief out to Indianapolis to share the joys of our recent releases and discuss PDF publishing, great games, patronage, and other topics. We have a sneaking sense he may loot, pillage, and trapsmith his way across the convention as well, but hey, kobold’s gonna be a kobold.

Some highlights: there’s a patron meetup on Wednesday with host Ben McFarland, a book signing at the RPGNow Booth Saturday at 10 AM, and the new releases of Open Design titles and Kobold Quarterly #18 (http://www.koboldquarterly.com/kqstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=135) will be available at the Paizo booth and the Troll & Toad booth, plus panels you won’t believe.

Ok, Open Design has a lot going on at Gen Con. Complete event list after the jump.

Open Design Meet and Greet
Say hello to Open Designers, KQ contributors, and fellow patrons of past and current projects with your host, Streets of Zobeck designer Ben McFarland. This is a casual hour and hangout at Jillian’s bar; you must be 21 to be admitted.

Time/Date: Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Location: Jillian’s, 141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis

SEM1128827 Patronage & Kickstarter: How to Get Paid Up Front
Insights from Industry Insider Guests of Honor Wolfgang Baur, Gary M. Sarli, Daniel Solis and Greg Stolze on how they funded projects by convincing patrons to donate early in exchange for exclusive access, rewards, and even input into the project.
Time/Date: Friday at 9am in ICC room 212
Panelists: Gary M. Sarli, Wolfgang Baur, Daniel Solis, Greg Stolze

SEM1128737 The Best Games EVER!
The titles the same, the guests are different! This popular panel is back for another lighthearted discussion as our Industry Insider guests talk about their top best game products EVER … and defend their choices. Guaranteed to be a spirited debate. Audience participation is welcome!
Time/Date: Friday at 11am in ICC room 212
Panelists: Greg Stolze, Wolfgang Baur, Ryan Dancey, Stan!, Daniel Solis, Will Hindmarch, James Ernest, Jeff Neil Bellinger

SEM1128752 Shared Worlds: Crowdsourcing RPG Design
Game designers used to be individuals with a vision, but more and more you see groups and teams working on a shared world. What does it mean to get your first design credits this way? Where do you start? What makes it different from design by committee? And how do you keep a collaborative project from imploding? Our Industry Insiders guests will address these questions and more!

Time/Date: Friday 2pm in ICC room 212
Panelists: Wolfgang Baur, Jonathan Tweet, Ryan Dancey

This Just In From Gen Con: Special Podcast
A special live podcast directly from the show, with guest Wolfgang Baur from Open Design speaking with This Just In hosts Daniel M. Perez (The Gamer Traveler Blogcast (http://www.thegamertraveler.com/)) and Rich Rogers (Canon Puncture (http://www.canonpuncture.com/) Show) discussing news and events of the day at Gen Con.
Time/Date: Friday 5 PM in the Westin hotel, Caucus room

Wolfgang Baur Chat and Signing
The chief breaks out the dragon’s blood quill and signs some books! Bring your favorites or pick up one of the new titles for sale at the OBS/DriveThru/RPGNow booth, such as Courts of the Shadow Fey (http://www.koboldquarterly.com/kqstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_ id=88) or Northlands (http://www.koboldquarterly.com/kqstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_ id=115). Yes, yes, Wolfgang didn’t write Northlands. He will sign it anyway!

Time/Place: Saturday 10 to 11 AM, One Book Shelf, Booth #767

SEM1128762 PDF Publishing 101: How to Found a Publishing Empire
PDF publishing has been here for 10 years, and has made it easier than ever to become a publisher of work you admire, or your own work. How do you get started? What are the risks and rewards? Is PDF publishing as easy as it seems? Learn from Industry Insider Guest Wolfgang Baur who has some insight to share.

Time/Date: Saturday at noon in ICC room 212
Panelist: Wolfgang Baur

So there it is, the Open Design tour of the Indy show of shows. Looking forward to seeing you there!





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