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(GC) Special Guest: Marcelo Figueroa
Day: Friday 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: How To Publish Your Game
Seminar Name: The Dream Realized: From Concept To Consumer
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: You’ve made the leap of faith into the table top games industry & you’re in it for the long haul, so now what? How do you take your concept, turn it
into a reality & get it to the consumer? This Seminar is not about Business 101. It’s about the things you’ll need to know in order to avoid potential publishing
pitfalls & realize your dream of a career in the table top games industry.
(MN) Attendee of Note: Paul Cardwell
Day: Saturday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: Demonstration/ How-To
Seminar Name: Make Your Own Figures
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:25mm figures never seem to come in your character's size, species, gender, armor, weapons, equipment, etc. For a few hours work and 25¢
worth of materials, you can have custom figures for RPG or skirmish wargames. Led by former museum modeller (it was in Canada, that's how they spell it),
Paul Cardwell.

To contact Paul for further information email him at
plcardwell@gmail.com and he will be happy to address any questions or suggestions you have.
(MN) Special Guest: Blake Radetzky
Day: Saturday 6:30 - 7:30pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: Informational/ Teaching
Seminar Name: Wargaming Goes to School
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Are you always looking for gamers in your area and the ones you find are always the "gray gamer"?  Have no fear, Blake's Seminar is here!
Discover how you can keep wargaming alive and well in your area and create a new gaming generation to further your hobby long after you go play at the
big table in the sky! Take Wargaming to School and learn how with Big Blake, he has been doing just that for the past 17 years!  Join us to keep wargaming
growing into the next century!
(GC) Game Master: Russell Zimmerman
Day: Saturday 10:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: Teaching / Informational
Seminar Name: Company Man (Freelancing for Shadowrun)
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Have you ever wondered what's it like to be a writer-for-hire with "Shadowrun," a game that's been around for over twenty years?  What the
creative process is for different products, ranging from tie-in fiction to shared sourcebooks, stand-alone e-books, and adventures?  What you can expect
later in 2013, during "The Year of Shadowrun?"  Curious about how to get your foot in the door, wondering how the writers interact with one another, or just
about anything else?  Now's your chance to chat with Russell Zimmerman, award-winning Shadowrun freelancer and Amazon best-seller, who'll share some
experiences, tips, and previews.
(GC) Game Master Russell Zimmerman
Day: Saturday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: Teaching / Informational
Seminar Name: Company Man (Freelancing for Shadowrun)
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Have you ever wondered what's it like to be a writer-for-hire with "Shadowrun," a game that's been around for over twenty years?  What the
creative process is for different products, ranging from tie-in fiction to shared sourcebooks, stand-alone e-books, and adventures?  What you can expect
later in 2013, during "The Year of Shadowrun?"  Curious about how to get your foot in the door, wondering how the writers interact with one another, or just
about anything else?  Now's your chance to chat with Russell Zimmerman, award-winning Shadowrun freelancer and Amazon best-seller, who'll share some
experiences, tips, and previews.
(MN) Special Guest: Marcelo Figueroa
Day: Saturday 8:00 - 9:00pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: How To Publish Your Game
Seminar Name: The Dream Realized: From Concept To Consumer
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: You’ve made the leap of faith into the table top games industry & you’re in it for the long haul, so now what? How do you take your concept, turn
it into a reality & get it to the consumer? This Seminar is not about Business 101. It’s about the things you’ll need to know in order to avoid potential
publishing pitfalls & realize your dream of a career in the table top games industry.
(GC) Staff: Kevin Pajak
Day: Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: How to generate interest in your event
Seminar Name: Gone Fishin' Part 1 of 2
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Kevin Pajak discusses the various methods to use in crafting successful flyers to promote events at your local brick and mortar game store.  
Come learn from Kevin who has ten plus years teaching the methods of persuasion and influence in college classes.  This expert rhetorician and theorist
shares his insight and knowledge about persuasive argument.  This is a two part session.
(GC) Staff: Kevin Pajak
Day: Sunday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Seminar Type: How to generate interest in your event
Seminar Name: Gone Fishin' Part 2 of 2 (A.k.A) Got a Bite
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: Kevin Pajak continues this dramatic discussion about the tactics of power that are useful in generating an influx of people to come to your local
event.  This session includes a 1hr workshop where attendees generate mock-ups of their flyers along with tailoring them to fit specific audiences.  
Required supplies: bring various colored pens/penciles to use in crafting or honing your ad.
"Where the West Begins"
2013