RPGs: ConTessa Game Night
Jul
30
6:00 pm18:00

RPGs: ConTessa Game Night

  • Indiana Convention Center : 123--124

We've got a big room full of RPGs of all sorts for some fun on Thursday night! Click through for the full schedule. Most of the games are currently full, but there's a few newer ones in there that could use some players, and we'll also be talking walk-ins at the door in case of no-shows. 

LARP: For Here Our Sister Lies
Jul
30
6:00 pm18:00

LARP: For Here Our Sister Lies

  • Union Station : C&O : HQ

Gen Con IDLRP1576400
Location: Union Station : C&O : HQ
GM: Shoshana Kessock
System: Phoenix Outlaw

Join the council of The Amazon Tribe of the Morning Sisters to decide whether to go to war over the murder of one of their own.

The Amazon Tribe of the Morning Sisters have lost a sister. An incident has occurred between the Amazon tribe and the neighboring village to their northern border, and an Amazon was murdered. Now the women of the tribe must decide whether or not to go to war over the loss of one of their own. Thankfully, a suspect has been returned to the tribe: a man of the northern village. Join the council as a woman or man of the Morning Sisters to decide whether or not the Amazons go to war. All players welcome 16 and over, all genders welcome - cross play encouraged. If you have any questions about the game, about trigger warnings or representation of gender play, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Workshop: The Building Blocks of System Design (Women Only)
Jul
30
4:00 pm16:00

Workshop: The Building Blocks of System Design (Women Only)

  • Crowne Plaza : Victoria Station A/B

Gen Con IDWKS1575510
Location: Crowne Plaza : Victoria Station A/B
Moderator: Stacy Dellorfano

This women-led, women's-only seminar is designed to lay out the building blocks of system design. For the first hour or so, we'll talk about which parts of systems you design and why, and for the last hour we'll play an interactive crowd game that allows you to develop a system on-the-fly. 

Ever consider writing your own system, even if just to hack your favorite fandom into a quick game you can play with your friends? This women-led, women's-only seminar is designed to lay out the building blocks of system design, talk about the pros and cons of several options, and what they can do to your game system, as well as answer any questions from the audience. Women only, please!

Panel: How to Hack Your Favorite Fandom Into an RPG
Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

Panel: How to Hack Your Favorite Fandom Into an RPG

  • Crowne Plaza : Grand Central Ballroom A/B

Gen Con IDSEM1576131
Location: Crowne Plaza: Grand Central Ballroom A/B

Join us for an in-depth discussion on how to adapt your favorite fandoms from TV, comics, & movies to tabletop role playing games for your home group!

We will be focusing on the many flavors of Apocalypse World hacks for the mechanics, but we may touch lightly on a few other systems. Make sure to bring questions of your own!

LARP: There's a FanFic for That...
Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

LARP: There's a FanFic for That...

  • Omni - Meridian Ballroom - HQ

Gen Con IDLRP1576994
Location: Omni : Meridian Ballroom : HQ
GM: Kat Jones
System: Slash

Using the Slash card game, you create live action fanfiction stories. Explore the lives & loves of your favorite pop culture characters in an Alternate Universe.

Do you want to get on board this ship? There's a Fan Fic for that uses the Slash card game to create live action fan fiction stories. Whether it's the crew of a space ship manning a coffee shop, rival wizards battling it out in the Wild West, or elves and dwarves navigating the dramas of high school, There's a Fan Fic for That... let's you explore the lives and loves of your favorite pop culture characters in an Alternate Universe. Act out these stories and help your fellow players create their stories by acting as Readers and giving feedback to the Authors. There's a Fan Fic for That is a loving, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the fanfic we all love (and love to hate).

Panel: How I Designed It
Jul
30
1:00 pm13:00

Panel: How I Designed It

  • Crowne Plaza Indianapolis : Victoria Station C/D

Gen Con IDSEM1575512
Location: Crowne Plaza: Victoria Station C/D

We'll talk to Sarah Richardson, Elsa Henry, and Shanna Germain about their creative process, what steps they've went through in designing their games, what their stumbling points were, and what kind of advice they have for new designers. We'll also be taking audience questions!

ConTessa Opening Ceremonies: Make It Happen!
Jul
30
11:00 am11:00

ConTessa Opening Ceremonies: Make It Happen!

  • The Westin Indianapolis : Capitol III

Gen Con IDSEM1575508
Location: Westin : Capitol III

Join us as we open up a day of ConTessa events with a keynote address by Margaret Weis of Margaret Weis Productions, and additional words on ConTessa by ConTessa Founder Stacy Dellorfano, and Women in Leadership in Games by Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games

While we're there, we'll also be giving our volunteer GMs their gift bags as well as giving out ConTessa swag in the form of lanyards, buttons, and badge ribbons. Come meet some awesome people as we kick off a great day of events!