Ask questions of the Game Designer and find out about how to go about designing and publishing games or your own books! YOu can even meet two actors from DR Who.
In 2013 there will be talks by games designers, publishers and authors giving tips about getting published and even a chance to learn how to become a game designer yourself. UK Gaming Network will providing support for all the events in this room.
9.30 AM Come along and meet the UK Games Media Network of podcasters and bloggers With Paco Jaen, Chris Bowler and Michael Fox.
10.30 AM The beginnings of Roleplaying Just what are roleplaying games? What is the history of roleplaying - how did it all start and how did it evolve? Why do people play these games? What is a good one to start with? What are good games to start others on? You fancy trying a new type of game – how to start in a new genre. Matthew Dawking, Paco Jaen, Mark Rein Hagen and CA Suleiman look back over the history of the hobby and discuss their favourite games.
11.30 Kickstart your Games Thinking of publishing a game but don't have the cash? Find out about the use of Kickstarter and other crowd funding options in game publication. This seminar will tell you all about it. With Angus Abranson(Chronicle City), Michael Fox (Sprocket Games), Andrei Novak (NSKN Legendary Games) and others.
12.30 Life on DR Who John Levene (Sgt Benton of Unit in the 3rd and 4th Doctor Era) and Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar in Series 5 and 6 of the modern series) of Dr Who will answer your questions about their times and experiences as actors on Dr Who.
1.30 PM A Kindle Millionaire- Self Publishing for Authors. So you have written a book, what now? How do you go about self publishing and making e-books and how do you get them onto Amazon? Authors Andy Holmes, Tom Bryson, Dave Ebsworth and Fiona Linday will discuss the various approaches and the pitfalls.
2.30 PM UK Games Expo Hall of Fame - Tony Boydell, Michael Fox and Richard Breese are the panel who will preside over the first ever annual UK Games Expo Hall of Fame awards. These recognise UK Games and designers who have made a lasting impact on the development of Hobby Gaming in the UK.
3.30 PM Game Redesign Competition Launch Come and find out about an exciting Board Game Redesign Competition involving Kara Gander of Lesiure Games and Alan Paull of Surprsied Stare and Rob Harris of Playtest. Win a years mentorship and guidance on your own deisgns.
10.00 AM Questions and Answers with our guests Jay Little Designer of the Star Wars Xwing Game as well as creator of Blood Bowl Team manager and Warghammer Fantasy Roleplaying.
11.00 Meet the Big Boys Its takes all types of companies to drive the Hobby games World. Come and meet managers and designers from some of the larger companies as they discuss the future of hobby games. How do they compete in a world of electronic games? With Larry Roznai of Mayfair Games, Mark Wooton of AEG and Andrew Hackard, of Steve Jackson Games.
12.00 Questions and Answers with Andrew Hackard, line manager for the hit Munchkin Card game series.
1.00 PM Board Game Designers Panel Got ideas for a board game? Come and meet board game designers and discuss games design. With Larry Roznai of Mayfair, Tony Boydell, Alan Paul of SSG, Michael Fox and DR Mike Ready.
2.00 PM Who Stole my Spaceship? Never mind the bizzcocks meets Q.I. meets shooting stars in a sci fi way. Richard Ashton and the rest of Who's company Cosplayers are joined by John Levene (Sgt Benton) and Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar) of DR Who in a quiz show with a difference.
3.00 PM UK Games Expo Awards and Presentations Find out who wins awards for the best new games. To be held in the King's Room. John Levene and Simon Fisher-Becker will help us give out the awards.