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FnordCon 4 (Virtual) Schedule

Scheduled events will be one hour long with a 30-minute break in-between.

All times local Austin (Central US Time). The official start of the Con is 6pm Friday, with the Discord server opening at 5pm.

Guests

Katie Cook

Derek Pearcy

Dealers

Warehouse 23, New Releases, sales, and other goodies!

Gaming Ballistic, hosted by Douglas Cole

Wintertree Software, hosted by Worldwalker

Grognards Realm, hosted by Tollenkar

Friday, November 5, 2021

SERVER SCHEDULE

  • On: The Discord server will be open to the public at 5pm on Friday, November 5. We will likely schedule a couple games Friday evening but this time is mostly dedicated time for attendees to register and chat in the Con Suite, other than the "What's New" talk at 6pm.
  • Off: Attendees are welcome to chat and review the panel logs until the server is turned off on Monday, Nov. 8.

HANGING OUT IN THE CON SUITE

  • The Con Suite is where you can meet other attendees, guests, panelists, and dealers. This area is open for casual conversation throughout the weekend.
Friday Events
  • 1-4 pm – Guest check-in and equipment testing
  • Afternoon – Tabletopia is active (for MIB training)
  • 5pm – Discord server goes live: ( https://discord.gg/CcdNThsk )
  • 6pm – "What's New" Panel (Steve and Phil)
  • 7-9pm – MIBs will be teaching/running Hack & Slash, Zombie Dice, Z-Shot, Deadly Doodles, and games from the Random Fun Generator.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Saturday Events
  • 9am – Get the day off to a casual start. Test your Discord setup, chat with attendees and staff in the Con Suite, and meet our dealers.
  • 10am - 4pm and 6pm - 9pm – MIBs will be teaching/running Hack & Slash, Zombie Dice, Z-Shot, Deadly Doodles, and games from the Random Fun Generator.
  • 10am – RPG (GURPS/TFT/Girl Genius) Panel (Sean, Peter, & Douglas)
  • 11:30am – The COVID Economy and the Game Business (Phil, 30 minutes)
  • 12:30pm – Car Wars Sixth Edition Two-Player game using the Vehicle Guide. (Jimmie/Hunter)
  • 2pm – Ben's Car Wars Hobby Stream (Ben)
  • 3:30pm – Munchkin Panel Q&A and Previews (Will Schoonover/Devin)
  • 5pm – Meet Katie Cook, whose art appears in Deadly Doodles, Munchkin Kittens, and Puppies, and many more – as well as comics like My Little Pony! (Katie Cook Panel/Live Drawing)
  • 6:30pm – Closing chat. How did we do, what are you looking forward to tomorrow, & suggestions for improvement.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Our Discord server will still be open for chatting, but a variety of online gaming will also be offered throughout the weekend!

We will be hosting games of Zombie Dice and Hack & Slash on Tabletopia, taught by our staff and our Men in Black volunteers. Information on accessing the games will be available during the show from our Discord schedule.

Eric will be taking on Ogre challengers on Steam.

Sunday Events
  • 10am - 2pm – MIBs will be teaching/running Hack & Slash, Zombie Dice, Z-Shot, Deadly Doodles, and games from the Random Fun Generator.
  • 11:00am – Curious about how to write material professionally for SJGames RPG properties? Join the GURPS and TFT Line Editors, as well as Doug Cole of Gaming Ballistic, for a one-hour Q&A about what makes for a good RPG submission! (Sean 'Kromm' Punch, Peter von Kleinsmid, and Douglas Cole)
  • 1:00pm – Illuminati Confirmed Preview/Q&A (Derek Pearcy, moderated by Hunter/Jimmie)
  • 2:30pm – Car Wars Sixth Edition Multiplayer Game (Hunter, Jimmie, et al)

Warehouse 23 Specials – Friday, November 5 through Monday, November 8

Sales and Things You've Never Seen Before!

And Free Swag with every purchase, naturally!

Panelist Bios

Jimmie Bragdon – Steve Jackson Games' Information Technology Manager, Jimmie is responsible for much of our infrastructure, and he's an essential convention staff member. He's also a talented stage actor!

Douglas Cole – Douglas heads up Gaming Ballistic, a publisher of RPG Books for several gaming systems. Doug has contributed heavily to GURPS and TFT over the years, as well as putting out his regular Ballistic's Report on LinkedIn.

Katie Cook – Katie has illustrated many titles for us here over the years, as well as her own web comic Nothing Special. She's worked with Star Wars Trading Cards, Marvel, and The Jim Henson Company. And she has written and ullustrated many, many My Little Pony comics. She's a multi-talented artist andu author, and we are really excited to have with us for FnordCon 4!

Steve Jackson – Forty years and counting . . .

Devin Lewis – Devin recently rejoined Steve Jackson Games as our Munchkin Associate Developer. He is also an avid gamer and contributes to our Convention Staff, where you may have met him recently at Gen Con or Origins.

Derek Pearcy – Derek is in the process of re-interpreting Illuminati as a digital game. We're very pleased to have him with us to talk about this conversion and its progress stemming from the successful Kickstarter campaign by RadioFree.net.

Sean "Kromm" Punch – Sean is the GURPS Line Editor and has championed the line for much of its existence.

Phil Reed – Phil is our CEO, and an invaluable source of direction for new products, marketing, and much more.

Will Schoonover – Will has recently assumed the helm of our Munchkin line. He's also an avid gamer and playtester. You may recognize his name, as he worked for Steve Jackson Games in another life!

Hunter Shelburne – Steve Jackson Games' (new!) Marketing Manager, Hunter is responsible for maintaining our social media presence – and all other things marketing. Hunter is also an avid gamer and playtester on our staff.

Peter von Kleinsmid – Peter has recently joined us as the TFT Line. He's made many editorial contributions over the years, including a 117-question (snail-mail) letter to Steve back in 1999!

Ben Williams – Ben is one of our staff Production Artists. He is a minis-painter extraordinaire, an important part of our convention staff, and a new daddy!

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