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Friday, September 30 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
How to be a Game Master

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The most common reason given why not to run a game is, "I don't know how." This workshop will give you the tools and coaching so that you do know how.

Moderators
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Tim Mottishaw

Tabletop/RPG Coordinator, GaymerX
Tim (Tabletop/Roleplaying Game Coordinator for GaymerX) is the founder of Dawson Creek Pride, and a regular volunteer at Pride in his home of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. He is the Western Canadian Regional Coordinator for the D&D Adventurers League and is a Judge at GenCon. A contributor to the Commentist Network, he hosts/GMs a Star Wars liveplay Podcast and a D&D vidcast. Outside of gaming, Tim studies Communication & Cultural Studies... Read More →

Speakers
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Strix Beltrán

Narrative Designer, Writer, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix” is a writer and narrative designer for analogue and video games, scripts and features, and transmedia IP. She has written for studios including Undead Labs, Onyx Path, and Crackhorse Films. She is an expert in world building and narrative design, and holds a Master’s in Mythological Studies. She has published peer reviewed academic papers on psychology and narrative play, contributed a chapter... Read More →
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Joseph Carriker

Developer, Green Ronin Publishing
Joseph Carriker is the developer for Green Ronin's A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, as well as the adjunct Chronicle System line of game supplements. He has been writing in the gaming industry for fifteen years now, and has worked on a variety of game lines over those years, including most of White Wolf/Onyx Path's game lines, as well as being a contributor to Wizards of the Coast's recent "Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide," as well as work on... Read More →
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Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve Kenson has been writing and designing in the tabletop RPG industry since 1995. He has written for such diverse games as Shadowrun, Earthdawn, Aberrant, Dungeons & Dragons, and White Wolf’s World of Darkness. Three of his novels for Shadowrun focused on a gay male protagonist. Steve designed the Mutants & Masterminds Superhero RPG for Green Ronin Publishing and served as its developer for several years. He has also developed... Read More →
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Levi A. Miles

Costume Technician, Cirque du Soleil
Levi A. Miles is a freelance game designer, Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Venture Agent, and a game culture blogger based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. | Levi received a BFA in Costume Production for Theatre (translation: a degree is super-fancy cosplay), and a BA in Religious Studies from UW-Milwaukee in 2015. Levi currently works for Cirque du Soleil as a costume & wardrobe technician. | For the latest on Levi's antics, be sure to... Read More →
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Donna Prior

Events Manager, Green Ronin Publishing
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. Donna is the Organized Play Coordinator for Catan Studios. She is the Events Manager for Green Ronin Publishing and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the Inclusive Tabletop Games Convention in Everett, WA.  Donna is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. She’s... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop And Gaming Cypress Room