GottaCon 2013 Begins Tomorrow

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If you live in, or around, Victoria, BC, it’s not too late to join me this weekend for GottaCon 2013.

GottaCon is a family-friendly broad-spectrum gaming convention, held at Pearkes Recreation Centre. The doors will open at 5 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013 and close at 7 pm on Sunday, February 3, 2013, for 50 hours of non-stop gaming and special events.

Once again, I am back in the role of Special Events Coordinator. This year, I have arranged the most diverse panels GottaCon has had, to date.

The panels that I have arranged, and will be moderating, as well as participating in one are:


The Influence of D&D
Time: 10:00 am to Noon
Panelists: Alex Flagg, Douglas Lloyd, Joanna Gaskell, Chris Pramas

So You Want to Become a Published Author
Time: Noon to 2:00 pm
Panelists: Alyx Dellamonica, T.J. Silver, Dave Duncan, Matt Hughes

Digital Righs Management: The Pros and Cons
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Panelists: Karl Johanson, Alyx Dellaconica, Jules Sherred

Standard Action: Exclusive Showing and Q&A
Time: 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Panelists: Joanna Gaskell, Rob Hunt, and three other members of the Standard Action cast and crew.

RPG Improv with Standard Action & Friends
Time: 9:15pm to 11:00pm
Panelists: Joanna Gaskell, Rob Hunt, Edwin Perez, Eric Fell


GM Roundtable
Time: 10 am to Noon
Panelists: Alex Flagg, Douglas Lloyd, Eric Seaton, Steve Saunders

Project London Screening
Time: Noon to 2:00 pm
Panelists: Project London

Unusual” Fandoms: Bronies
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Panelists: Nicole Matthews, Tessa Burger, Allison Schuss, Philip Amor, Ken Atkinson

Award winning author Alyx Dellamonica is our guest of honor.

You can read more about each of the guests, and the descriptions for the panels on GottaCon’s website.

If panels are not your thing, then there are a whole bunch of tabletop RGPs, board games, trading card games, miniature games, electronic games, and more for you to choose from. Plus, you can become eligible for the hourly door prizes simple by participating in a number of demos.

Tickets are available at the door for $50.00 for a full weekend pass. You can also get discounts on family passes, or purchase per day passes.

For a complete list of all the events offered this year, and ticket prices, visit GottaCon’s website.

Maybe I’ll see some of you there!

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