We'll be at Dragonmeet South West in Swindon this coming Sunday (28th June). We have a stand there (with a special surprise on it) and I'll be doing two seminars too.
TIME: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
TITLE: Small Press - Publishing Your Own Games
HOST: Angus Abranson
Small Press and Independent Publishing in the games arena has really taken off other the last few years. With some of the best titles - such as Evil Hat's "Spirit of the Century " and Contested Grounds' "Cold City" selling as many, if not more, copies as many more established companies.
With the lowering cost of entering the games publishing business thanks to Print-on-Demand companies such as Lulu and Lightning Source many budding games designers have turned their hands to publishing.
Angus looks at the areas a budding games publisher should look at as well as other options available to them.
TIME: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
TITLE: Holy Grails? – Licensing in the RPG Industry
HOST: Angus Abranson and Matthew Sprange
Licensed games have been a stable of the games industry for decades. All sorts of films, comics, TVs and books have been turned into games from titles such as Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Babylon 5, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Marvel and Star Trek to titles such as Hercules & Xena, He-Man, Evil Dead and even Dallas!
What's the attraction of licensed games to publishers and fans? What are the rewards and pitfalls?
With a host of licensed games still in the works such as The Dresden Files, Doctor Who and Dragon Age all due out in the next six months companies certainly seem keen on licensed properties.
Matthew and Angus discuss licenses, past and present, and answer questions about these so called "Holy Grails".
Chris is also doing one...
TIME: 11.30am - 12.30pm
TITLE: Starblazer Adventures - Behind the scenes on the space opera and forthcoming fantasy RPG's!
HOST: Chris Birch
Chris Birch, line manager and writer of Starblazer Adventures talks about the process of creating the massive RPG core book, how it started, the highs and lows, and where it's going including a discussion of the forthcoming Chronicles of Anglerre based on Starblazer's fantasy issues, which will allow everything from low level gritty play through to epic god like legends.
...and we have demo games of Victoriana and Starblazer taking place being run by there developers (that'll be Andy and Chris). Plus Andy is running a game of Hellcats and Hockeysticks which is his own 'Indy' small press game he's developing for his own company (Corone design).
So quite a busy day for us all told.
Please come along if you can!
-- Angus Abranson Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd www.cubicle7.co.uk Publishers of SLA Industries, Victoriana, Starblazer Adventures, QIN: The Warring States and the Doctor Who Roleplaying Game oxxxx[====================> Livejournal: www.livejournal.com/users/angusabranson/