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(M) Presenter: Suzy Homemaker
Seminar Type: Terrain Making
Seminar Name: Trees and Forest
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Deep in the piny woods the troops slowly moved ever closer to their destination.  Flavius Maximus Giaus gave the signal to the
phalanx.  They began moving.  All that was heard in the hushed forest were the light clings of the men's armor and the wind in the branches.  His
plan would make him most favored in the eyes of the general.  He would finally take his rightful place as the General's tactician.  All hinged on the
forest.  He had led the enemy, with a lesser retreating force, to this spot.  In their greed, they failed to see the trap closing upon them, and now, it
was too late.  With the setting of the sun, the forest disgorged its contents.  Thousands of men poured down upon the Germanians, sending them
to the graves they so richly deserved.

This is the final installation of her Triple Terrain Tumble. (she told me not to say that).  In other words, this is her last Seminar in the series: Terrain
101 – Hills, Rivers, and Trees.  In this Seminar, she continues her discussion of terrain construction.  This time she tackles the woody subject of
tree construction.  Forests have proven invaluable in both defense and attack tactics.  

The tree and the forest are simple, yet vital, additions to any mountain campaign.  In this Seminar, listeners will learn methods they may employ to
create trees and forests out of simple, ready-to hand, cheap alternatives to the usually more expensive ones without sacrificing look or quality.  
She will also discuss coloration and foliage, time permitting.  Although trees prove the more complicated terrain feature in his lecture series, they
are also the most dramatic.  The power of the tree to pull new players into any historical miniatures strategy game must not be over looked.
Miniatures Seminars for Texicon 2010
(R) Presenter: Kevin Pajak
Seminar Type: Character Creation
Seminar Name: Casting Yourself
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Veteran Player, Kevin Pajak, discusses methods players can use to get into character, stay in character, and develop a character.  He also discusses the benefits
of doing so.
Role Playing Seminars for Texicon 2010
Board Game Seminars for Texicon 2010
(B) Presenter: Kevin Pajak
Seminar Type: Rule alteration
Seminar Name: Risky Business
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Have you ever found yourself with extra time and wondering what to do with it?  You know that you cannot play your favorite game.  It takes too long.  This
Seminar will discuss ways to speed up board games so that they can be squeezed into less time while maintaining the same feel and playability.
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(M) Presenter: Brian Guarnieri
Seminar Type: Terrain Making
Seminar Name: Modern and Sci-fi Terrain: The Madness of the Bits Box
Number of registrants: 1 to 8
Description: We’re not talking GW bits, no. We’re talking about little bits of plastic, paper, and other odds that end you hoard away for a rainy day. How the bits box can be
utilized for some funky terrain to turn cheesy bits into something new?
(M) Presenter: Karl Pajak
Seminar Type: Painting Discussion
Seminar Name: Paint by the Numbers
Number of registrants: 1 to 8
Description: How to prepare figures for painting.
(M) Presenter: Suzy Homemaker  
Seminar Type: Terrain Making
Seminar Name: The Basic Hill
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: In this three part series, Terrain 101 – Hills, Rivers, & Trees, Greg Pitts will cover various aspects of creating terrain. These three short sessions cover how to
make basic war gaming terrain, focusing specifically on hills, rivers or streams, and trees for making forest sections.

In this first part, the presenter covers the basic hill.  In this spectacular seminar, she asks us to open our eyes.  "Have you ever really looked at the terrain outside your car
window?"  In this seminar, she challenges us to really see what is around us and how to use what we see to make stunning hillsides with a minimum of cost. Making basic war
gaming terrain that will greatly enhance the visual look of your gaming event is easy, fun, and can save you a bundle of cash! All that is required are a few basic materials, a bit
of your time, and a little imagination.
(M) Presenter: Suzy Homemaker  
Seminar Name: The Basic Hill
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: In this three part series, Terrain 101 – Hills, Rivers, & Trees, Greg Pitts will cover various aspects of creating terrain. These three short sessions cover how to
make basic war gaming terrain, focusing specifically on hills, rivers or streams, and trees for making forest sections.

In this first part, the presenter covers the basic hill.  In this spectacular seminar, she asks us to open our eyes.  "Have you ever really looked at the terrain outside your car
window?"  In this seminar, she challenges us to really see what is around us and how to use what we see to make stunning hillsides with a minimum of cost. Making basic war
gaming terrain that will greatly enhance the visual look of your gaming event is easy, fun, and can save you a bundle of cash! All that is required are a few basic materials, a bit
of your time, and a little imagination.

(M) Presenter: Suzy Homemaker
Seminar Type: Terrain Making
Seminar Name: Rivers: The Deep Impasse
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: The Major moved his troops, falling back in a slow retreat.  His men held together by his force of will alone.  Their fear was barely contained, but held it did.  The
Major knew that if they could just make it over the top of the rise and down, they would be safely away.  Then, disaster struck.  On the other side, a river, laughing at them in its
cold burbling voice, called out their names one by one.  Could they find a ford or would they be crushed at the line they could not cross and the hammer just cresting the hill?

This is the second Seminar in her series: Terrain 101 – Hills, Rivers, and Trees.  In this Seminar, she continues her discussion of terrain construction.  This time he navigates
the mysteries of river making.  The power of water as a major player in warfare is often overlooked.  This blue demon can attack suddenly or act like a narrowing impasse
where troops are forced into a slow moving thin line.  

Too often water that cold moving source is overlooked as a major player in battles.  Even more disturbing is its absence on the field of battle.  Come learn the simple and
beautiful art of river construction.  The presenter once again graciously reveals her techniques to terrain construction.  This time, she focuses on rivers.  Come join her and
learn how to produce magnificent rivers that will not only enhance the look of the field but can also alter it.
(B) Presenter: Karl Pajak
Seminar Type: Board game enhancement/ Terrain use for Board games/ Aesthetics
Seminar Name: It's SOOOOO Real!!!
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:  Out across the game store a cry of excitement rings out.  "Mom! Look at that." It is at this moment that the group knows they have a new player.

Long time miniature player discuses how to bring board games to life by using terrain in strategic ways.  Developing depth to board games while playing them in your local
game store will entice new people to join in the fun of playing your favorite board game. Moreover, it will also add new life to that game that seems to be losing its flavor.
(GC) Presenter: Keith Crow
Seminar Type: History discussion (U.S. Civil War)
Seminar Name: I'll out Flank You: Indecision at its Finest!
Number of registrants: 1-8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Keith will give the Fredericksburg seminar at 11:00-12:00 and again at 1:00-2:00 Each seminar is a 30min seminar with 30min Q&A

Civil War Pundit Keith Crow brings his expertise on Civil War history. We have pushed aside the mountain of books, trudged through the stacks of paper, and pulled open the
vaults (and when the battle smoke cleared) brought him to the light of day.  His first words were, "Ack! Day light."  Keith has extensively studied most aspects of the Civil War,
focusing on minute that are normally overlooked.  His love of this most important era brought him to study it on his own.  Although he holds no formal history degree, his zeal
for all things Civil War related makes us label him, Texi-pert.  Come hear his discussion of The Battle of Fredericksburg.  It is December 11th, 1862.  Journey back in time to
learn about this battle, and then, go grab your miniatures and try your hand in The Battle at
Fredericksburg.  Can you reenact history OR change it with your newfound knowledge?  "We dare you to try!" ~ Unknown Union General.

Discussion will entail an overview of the events that occurred at Fredericksburg between December 11th and December 15th, 1862.  There will be time for Q&A after the
seminar.
(GC) Presenters: Kevin & Karl Pajak
Seminar Type: General Convention Information
Seminar Name: Welcome
Description: Kevin and Karl welcome all participants, give valuable information, and take questions.
(GC) Presenters: The Twins
Seminar Type: Information, Being welcoming to attendees
Seminar Name: Who Are You?
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: How to meet new players and introduce yourself.  The Twins discuss how to increase your player base, and bring camaraderie to the convention.
(GC) Presenter: Kevin Pajak
Seminar Type: Information, Increasing game attendance
Seminar Name: Hey You!
Number of registrants: 1 to 8 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Kevin discusses the tactics that GMs can employ to get players interested in joining a gaming group.
(GC) Presenter: Cameron Bradford
Seminar Type: Information, Building Community
Seminar Name: Gaming for a Better Life
Number of Registrants: 1-8 plus 2-6 Standing Room.
Question and Answer period: No.
Description: Have you ever thought, "I am lonely" or "Darn! I wish I had some real friends to do something with."  Tabletop Gaming can fill your life with people who are fun and
exciting to be around.  Moreover, Tabletop Gaming brings people together who like the spirit of challenge
while also maintaining true sportsman ship.  

Have you ever been playing a game and used cheat codes?  Did that game get boring?  It should have.  Why?  Because what cheating does is break the rules that have been
crafted to make the game fun.  Then why do people cheat at computer games?  More often than not, it is because they are bored.  There is no true human competition
occurring in computer games.  

Tabletop games give life and meaning to the term Game.  Even better, Tabletop Gaming brings people together for an evening of challenging fun that unfolds in the spirit of
competition.  What a better way to spend the evening than gaming with people who are fun and friendly.  These people may even become new life long friends who hold
similar interests as you do.  They do play the same game that you play, so chances are they like what you like.  

In Gaming for a Better Life Gaming Expert, Cameron Bradford, discusses how Tabletop Gaming and the lifestyle associated with it can help people change their lives for the
better by becoming part of the extraordinary and fun Gaming Community.
2010 Special Guest:
Rick Loomis with Flying Buffalow
"Where the West Begins"
2010
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