Thursday, April 11, 2013

Origins Game Fair - 2013

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be at Origins Game Fair this year as part of their program for writers, The Library.

June 12-16, 2013
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio, 43215, USA

Once again I’ll be taking part on a number of panels, and will have a table with the other authors where I can sell copies of books and do autographs and that sort of thing.

Here’s the schedule for the seminars I’m participating in:


Stealing History  (10:00 a.m.)Why recreate the wheel every time you create a world? Yes, you can build your knighthood or priesthood or religion or society from scratch, but taking what’s historically known and warping it might fit the proverbial bill and add depth and believability. Join our panelists for a discussion on how we can mine our own rich history for characters, backgrounds, worlds, cosmology, scenery, and more.
Principles of Medieval Cooking  (1:00 p.m.)Have you designed a richly detailed fantasy setting for your game or story, only to have a gaping hole show up the first time a character needs to eat? What do you serve at a hero's feast? What does it take to cook that? This seminar describes the cooking equipment, techniques and ingredients in England between the 13th and 17th centuries; lists resources for further research; and discusses ways to adapt medieval cooking to fit a fantasy world.


Food in Fiction  (Noon)In Fantasy and Science Fiction, any food is usually in the background.  Most often it's presented as setting or set decoration and ignored by the viewer.  Sometimes though, it seems to take on a life of its own and can even become the center of the plot.  This slideshow explores the fictional foods in television and film, highlighting both the good and the bad.

I had a great time last year, and expect this year to be even more fun!