• Posts Tagged ‘conventions’

    Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

    by  • December 31, 2014 • People & Events • Comments Off on Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

    A golden eagle decided to grace us with it's present and Ola Jentzsch tool a photo of us admiring it.

    In this article I will address how to organize a small gaming convention that combines gaming with hiking, why it is awesome and how the experience differs from regular gaming conventions. The text is based in my experience organizing FjällCon 2014. It all started with me missing GothCon, which is the time of  year when...

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    Why One Paragraph Isn’t Enough: Reporting Harassment at Gen Con

    by  • August 23, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on Why One Paragraph Isn’t Enough: Reporting Harassment at Gen Con

    Many people have already written about The Bell & the Blade’s policy-violating merchandise at Gen Con 2013. The booth, also known for being the “Nazi fanboy” booth, was carrying novelty underwear with slogans in direct violation of Gen Con’s one paragraph anti-harassment policy (outlined here). Two pairs1 in particular were cause for concern: “I could use a...

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    Convention Season and Mental Health

    by  • July 10, 2013 • Essays • 1 Comment

    Con season is well under way, and I’m feeling overwhelmed! I’ve dealt with mental health issues (bipolar disorder and anxiety, to keep it simple) for my entire adult life, and cons present a unique challenge to maintaining my self care and stability. Even those of you who do not struggle with mental illness can...

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    The History and Future of KristaCon

    by  • June 17, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on The History and Future of KristaCon

    I’ve been following the development of KristaCon with interest, and finally decided to ask some questions directly from the founder of the concept: Krista White. Krista, you have a whole convention named after you! Haha! It’s kind of embarrassing. But also really flattering. And fun. And, now that it’s growing, there are leadership responsibilities....

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