(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
(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
Number of registrants: Everyone at the convention.
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.
General Convention Seminars for Texicon 2010
(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:
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, Greg Pitts covers the basic hill.  In this spectacular seminar, Greg asks us to open our eyes.  "Have you ever really looked at the terrain outside your
car window?"  In this seminar, Greg 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:
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 Greg Pitts' series: Terrain 101 – Hills, Rivers, and Trees.  In this Seminar, Greg continues his 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.  Greg once again graciously reveals his techniques to terrain construction.  This time, he focuses on rivers.  Come join Greg
and learn how to produce magnificent rivers that will not only enhance the look of the field but can also alter it.

(M) Presenter:
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 Greg Pitts Triple Terrain Tumble. (He told me not to say that).  In other words, this is his last Seminar in the series: Terrain 101 – Hills,
Rivers, and Trees.  In this Seminar, Greg continues his discussion of terrain construction.  This time he 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.  He 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: 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.

(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.
(GC) Presenter:
Day:
Seminar Type:
Seminar Name:
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
    
(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
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
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
(BG) Presenter: Tiffany Franzoni
Day:
Sunday Noon - 1pm
Seminar Type: Informative
Seminar Name: How to improve your gaming sessions:  ‘I have this awesome game, but no one to play with.’
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:

1. No one nearby?  How to find your players.
a. Online forums
b. Libraries
c. Conventions
d. Start you own sessions

2. Is it the game? How to engage your friends into playing.
a. Casual
b. No expansions
c. Teaching strategy
d. Start with something more enticing

3. Is it you? How not to be a deterrent.
a. Going for the win all the time
b. Adding rules of your own
c. Be patient    
(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.    
(MN) Presenter: Frank Waugh
Day:
Saturday 6:00 - 7:00pm
Seminar Type: Painting
Seminar Name: How to Paint and mount micro-armor
Number of registrants: 1-15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description:
10 step process to painting and mounting Cold War micro armor
Step 2- Spray minis with Black primer coat
Step 3- Paint base coat w/small flat brush
Step 4- Drybrush with 2 shades lighter w/small flat brush
Step 5- Use Dk Grey (dark grey) to paint tracks, vents, other rubber elements. Also buff for gun dust jackets
Step 6- Elmer glue turrets in place then to bases (1 1/4 x 1). Long length to prevent barrels bending/breaking
Step 7- Paint base with glue. 1st Flock coat (Burnt grass-Fine turf)\
Step 8- Paint base with glue. 2nd Flock coat (Burnt grass- Fine turf)
Step 9- Dull cote
Step 10- Glue labels printed from Excel   
(MN) Presenter: Karl Pajak
Day: Friday 11:00am - Noon
Location:
Miniatures Magnate Table
Seminar Type: Teaching
Seminar Name: Foam our Wonderful Friend
Number of registrants: 1 to 15 plus 2-6 Standing room.
Description: In this seminar Vice President Karl Pajak explores new techniques for cutting and using foam for
terrain making.  Come and learn about the fabulous new tools available to miniaturists.  Some of these
producers may be so cutting edge ;) that a lot of people may not know about these wonderful producers of
foam working tools.  

Karl will be demonstrating and using tools from FoamWerks.  
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