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(GC) Presenter: Paul Cardwell
Day:
Saturday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Seminar Type: Role-Play
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Seminar Name: Role Playing Games in the Classroom
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
The use of RPG as a curriculum tool, where to get help in curriculum game design, case histories, etc.
Friday Seminars for Texicon 2011
(RP) Presenter: Rusty Zimmerman
Day:
Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Seminar Type: Role-Play/Wargame/Writing
Seminar Name: Freelance Writing, or How I Learned to Relax and Love the Deadline
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
Get a behind-the-scenes look at freelance writing for wargames and RPGs! Featuring an industry regular with experience with several
companies who is currently contributing regularly to Shadowrun.
(BG) Presenter: Travis Tonne
Day:
Saturday 11:00pm - Midnight
Seminar Type: Board Gaming
Seminar Name: The Beauty of the Board Game
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
Board games can bring a player back to a time of childhood innocence and with a good group you can get great excitement from a game
as childish as candy land or a hardcore game like descent. Even if your a heavy miniaturist or a devout role-player you can get great enjoyment
from a board game.
(RPG) Presenter: Rusty Zimmerman
Day:
Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm Note: Seminar will occur at 2nd Seminar table at the back of the room.
Seminar Type: Role-Play/Wargame/Writing
Seminar Name: Freelance Writing, or How I Learned to Relax and Love the Deadline
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
Get a behind-the-scenes look at freelance writing for wargames and RPGs! Featuring an industry regular with experience with several
companies who is currently contributing regularly to Shadowrun.
(GC) Presenter: Ann Mutschler
Day:
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Seminar Type: History
Seminar Name: Life during the Civil War.
Number of registrants: 1-8, plus standing room.
Description:
Ann Mutschler is a docent at the Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth.  She will be presenting history discussions about life in the
United States, centering around the Civl War era.  She will also be presenting lessions on making Corn Husk dolls.  What was life like during that
time?  Stop by Ann's table and find out.
(RP) Presenter: Kevin Pajak
Day:
Friday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Seminar Type: Character Creation
Seminar Name: Casting Yourself
Number of registrants: 1 to15 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.
(RP) Presenter: Jeff Dee & Jack Herman
Day:
Saturday 11:00 - 1pm
Seminar Type: Discussion by Monkey House Games owners
Seminar Name: How I became a Game
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
Jeff and Jack will present a discussion about their stuff.  Huh???  "I don't know they didn't send me a description.  But, I'm sure it will be
good.  I hope they talk about their struggles in re-obtaining V&V and also about Monkey House Games.  Such as up coming products and their
vision for the future.  Mostly, I hope they talk about how awesome Texicon is.  But hey, I'm the President.  What am I supposed to hope for?
(RP) Presenter: RPG Magnate Rollin Kearley  
Day:
Saturday 10:00 - 11am
Seminar Type: Player Information
Seminar Name: Tips for new gamers
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
RPG Magnate, Rollin Kearley opens his chest of wisdom gained from over 30 years of experience to discuss valuable tips and tools for
new players.  Come and join him for an hour and gain insight to RPGs specifically and gaming in general.  Holy Cow! This guy's got a lot of
experience.
(RP) Presenter: Rollin Kearley
Day:
Friday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Seminar Type: GM Discussion (RPG)
Seminar Name: Gaming the Master or Behind the Scenes: GMing at its Finest.
Number of registrants: 1 to15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
RPG Magnate, Rollin Kearley discusses what makes an excellent GM.  Tools for making a great module.  Tips for making game play fun
and enjoyable.  A general "How To" session.  Come join Rollin and see what makes a Great GM!
(GC) Presenter: Rollin Kearley
Day:
Sunday  11:00 - Noon
Seminar Type: Player Focused
Seminar Name: Today I am a Man or Play on Player
Description:
You've heard Rollin give his famous GM speech.  Now come here him discuss what goes in to making a great player.  Tips, tools, and
Tactics on how to be all you can be as a player.  So, come to one of the last Seminars for this years Texicon 2011 and learn all you will need to
carry you for a whole year as a Player.
Saturday Seminars for Texicon 2011
Sunday Seminars for Texicon 2011
(RPG) Presenter: Kyle Gabhart
Day:
Saturday 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seminar Type: Game Development
Seminar Name: Independent Board Game Development: From Index Cards to Playing Cards
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
Driftwood Games founder, Kyle Gabhart, will present on the trials, tribulations, and lessons learned when taking a game from the stage
of prototype to viable product segment.
(MN) Presenter: Frank Waugh
Day:
Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm
Seminar Type: Strategy & Tactics
Seminar Name: Cold War Soviet Tactics in the late 70s and 80s
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
Cold War Tactics in the 70s and 80s.
Part 1: Overall Overview of Soviet Frontages and Operational Objectives from Army/Division/Regiment/Battaliion/Company
Part 2: Overview of General attack concept (Combined Armies in 1st echelon-Tank Armies in 2nd; Motorized Rifle Div 1st ech- Tank Div 2nd ech;
BTR Reg in 1st ech- BMP and
    Tank Reg 2nd echelon...)
Part 3: Attack from line of march (transition from March column to Battalion col to Company cols to final approach)
Part 4: Use of support elements in support of attack (use of Arty Bns, use of Helicopters for CAS, Aircraft for Deep Strike)
Part 5: Question and Answer session.
2011 Special Guest:
Monkey House Games
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