Seminars

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 Arnold Rimmer - well Chris Barrie who plays him anyway.

In 2014 there will be talks by games designers, publishers, artists and authors and even a chance to learn how to become a game designer yourself.
UK Gaming Network
will providing support for all the events in these rooms.

Rooms? I hear you ask. Yes indeed. This year we are expanding UK Games Expo's Seminar Schedule into TWO rooms offering more choice and variety than ever before. Some seminars will be repeated on the Sunday to give you a chance to get to something you may have missed.
Paco Jaen of GMS Magazine is the overall coordinator of all things to do with seminars.

The following schedule is still a draft only. Many changes may occur before the finalised version.

Seminar Schedule

Saturday

Note Special Event - Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone sign your books at 3pm for one hour only in K32 in Kings Suite

Saturday Room 1 Seminar name Guest Host
10:00:00 Art in Games Linda Jones, Gill Pearce and Vicki Paull discuss the use of art in games, careers in the industry and how to source art for your games. Paco
11:00:00 Cooperative Gaming Cooperative games are a very popular genre of board game. The players versus the game, combining their strengths to overcome opponents or obstacles the game puts in their way. Matt Leacock, creator of Pandemic, Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert talks about Cooperative games. Paco
12:00:00 Strange Worlds and New Civilizations... Monte Cook creator of D&D 3rd Edition and Shanna Germain, who is alongside Monte, developer of the Numenera Game world look at the creation of make believe worlds and dealing with difficult subjects in RPG's Paco
13:00:00 Ask your smegging questions Questions and Answers with Red Dwarf Star Chris Barrie. Come and ask him those burning questions about himself, Rimmer or his other characters. Paco
14:00:00 Games Workshop: The Early Years Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson founders of Games Workshop and writers of the ground breaking Fighting Fantasy books talk about the early years of the Hobby Games Industry. Dr Mike Reddy
15:00:00 The Science of Board Games Prolific Games Designer Reiner Knizia and Radio 4's material world presenter, Dr Quentin Cooper discuss the science under the hood of board games. Dr Quentin Cooper
16:00:00 Hall of Fame presentation Tony Boydell and Tony Hyams present this year's inductees into the UK Games Expo Hall of Fame. Tony Hyams & Tony Boydell
17:00:00 Meet the Big Companies Loren Roznai of Mayfair Games, Christian Petersen of Fantasy Flight Games and Justin Ziran of Wizkids discuss the state of hobby gaming and how it might evolve in the future. Paco
Saturday Room 2 Seminar name Guest Host
10:00:00 Tips for better Role playing Cubicle 7, Triple Ace Games, John Compton and others look at some pointers for better role playing experiences. Liz Mackie
11:00:00 Kickstarter showcases: Board and RPGs Dom MacDowell, Henry Jasper and others tackle the subject of Kickstarter as a means to fund and launch your games. Michael Fox
12:00:00 Board Game design Rob Harris and Julian Musgrave discuss the elements of good games design. Dr Mike Reddy
13:00:00 Women in Gaming Shanna Germain, Loren Roznai andZoe Cunningham look at the roles and strengths women bring to game design and the development of the hobby. Cat Tobin
14:00:00 How to get paid writing books Authors Andy Holmes, Tom Bryson, Fiona Linday and Sarah Newton discuss self publishing, main stream publishing and how to get paid for writing books. Andy Holmes
15:00:00 Dragons Den Dare you face the Dragon's den with your game ideas. Find out more Mick Pearson
17.00 Gaming with Children Nigel Scarfe of Imagination Games and Jack Hananuer from Porcupine Press look at the subject of gaming with childrren. How do you interest children in tabletop games in the modern era. Dr Mike Reddy
18.00 Music in RPGs Shadows of Esteren crew discuss the use of music in role playing game in general and their own universe. Panel

 

Sunday

Note: Special Event. 3 pm in the Kings Suite: General Prize giving.
Our guests will choose the winner of the Cosplay Award. Find out who will represent the UK in the Carcassonne and Setters of Catan World Finals and other events. Then find out who has won the UK Games Expo awards for new games.

Sunday Room 1 Seminar name Guest Host
10:00:00 RPGs, past, present and future Sarah Newton and Paizo Publishing's Jenny Bendel discuss the past, present and future of Role playing Games. Paco Jaen
11:00:00 sci-fi and science quiz Sci-fi and science quiz with Red Dwarf's Chris Barrie and Material World's Dr Quentin Cooper assisted by teams of cosplayers. Richard Ashton
12:00:00 Board Game Design Tony Boydell, Loren Roznai, Henry Jasper discuss how to deisgn good games. Dr Mike Reddy
13:00:00 Kickstarter Designers from Modiphius, Chronicle City, Triple Ace Games tackle the subject of Kickstarter as a means to fund and launch your games, Michael Fox
14:00:00 Game Production Justin Ziran, Backspindle Games, NSKN Games discuss how to actually produce games, the lessons they have learnt and how to approach the future of game production. Paco
3pm Schedule Ends
Sunday Room 2 Seminar name Guest Host
10.00 Gaming with Children Nigel Scarfe of Imagination Gaming and Jack Hananuer from Porcupine Press look at the subject of gaming with children. How to interest children in tabletop games in the modern era. Dr. Mike Reddy
11:00:00 Games for Change As game designers and producers, we aim to produce games that are fun for the participants. However, games are increasingly being used to educate and challenge preconceptions as well as entertain. Shanna Germain, Sarah Newton and Zoe Cunnigham discuss how we can create games that fulfil these goals while still being primarily an entertaining experience. Cat Tobin
12:00:00 Monte Cook Liz Mackie interviews RPG Giant Monte Cook about his game designs and future plans. Liz Mackie
13:00:00 Music in RPGs Shadows of Esteren crew discuss the use of music in role playing game in general and their own universe. Shadows of Esteren
14:00:00 Cooperative Gaming Cooperative games are a very popular genre of board game. The players versus the game, combining their strengths to overcome opponents or obstacles the game puts in their way. Matt Leacock, creator of Pandemic, Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert talks about Cooperative games. Dr Mike Reddy
3pm Schedule Ends