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Friday, March 31

6:00pm PDT

2017: The Year of Blockbuster LARPs
2017 will be a banner year for LARP (Live Action Role Playing) in America due to the increased prevalence of "blockbuster" style events. A blockbuster LARP means high production values, high player count, and high cost to attend. These are usually a weekend long and at a remarkable location. After College of Wizardry ran a Harry Potter-inspired event at a medieval Polish castle, New World Magischola opened a western version based on original content at the University of Richmond in 2016 and the College of William and Mary in 2017. This year will also see Event Horizon, an original, richly detailed science fiction LARP near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco; Battleship, a historical LARP taking place aboard the USS New Jersey; Edgeworld, a stylized western town of gunslinging and intrigue; Dragon Thrones, a fantasy epic in the style of A Song of Ice and Fire at Bryn Mawr college; and Starship Selket: Wave One, occurring aboard the SS Lane Victory in San Pedro. See previews and get sneak peeks of these exciting, immersive, and interactive events. Presented by Aaron Vanek (Starship Selket: Wave One).

Friday March 31, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton
Saturday, April 1

11:30am PDT

Space: Playing Games in the Void
Collin Kelly (Joyride), Jody Houser (Faith), Ray Utarnachitt (DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Eric C. Campbell (Eric's TBD RPG), Jonathan Callan (Justice League Action), and Amy Dallen (The Wednesday Club) discuss how to approach the infinite possibilities of the galaxy as a storyteller and player in an RPG set in space, and engage in a Q&A moderated by Jackson Lanzing (Vast).

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 213

1:00pm PDT

Geek & Sundry Live!
Ivan Van Norman (Game the Game), Erika Ishii (Game Together), Hector Navarro (Dick & Johnson), Stef Woodburn (Mines 'n Crafts), and Eric C. Campbell (Eric's TBD RPG) discuss what it takes to make broadcast magic happen, as well as the the future of live programming. The Twitch crew will engage in a Q&A session moderated by Sax Carr (supervising producer, Twitch).

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 207

2:00pm PDT

Live Talks Machina with the Cast of Critical Role
Join Brian W. Foster (host of Talks Machina) as he moderates a special episode featuring the cast of Critical Role: Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Liam O’Brien, and Taliesin Jaffe. The Critical Role cast will discuss the latest adventures of Vox Machina and answer your burning questions.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT

7:00pm PDT

Space Goat: From Evil Dead 2 to Terminator and More
Space Goat offers a sneak peek at their summer and fall 2017 lineup of books, board games, and more, including the Evil Dead 2 board game and their ongoing Terminator board game Kickstarter. Company president Shon Bury will be moderating.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 211
Sunday, April 2

11:00am PDT

Gaia Online
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online Panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2017. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

Sunday April 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 211

1:30pm PDT

Brick and Mortar: Successful Tournaments at a Comic Shop
Gaming tournaments have become a prime source of income for comic book shops. Whether it's board games, trading card games, or miniatures, these tournaments are a way to draw in new customers and maintain your regulars. Dr. Billy San Juan (Star Wars Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), Cary Kazmaier (Artifex), Doreen Kamada-Fujii (Pokemon TCG), and Angela Chandler (Magic: The Gathering judge) discuss the best ways to increase tournament visibility, player attendance, and customer satisfaction. Room 213

Sunday April 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 213