Anyone's Game - Tabletop Game Conference

 

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Location & Parking Information

  • Anyone's Game will take place on the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design, located at 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Playtesting and Registration will be in the Roskamp Exhibition Hall, located on the first floor of the Ulla Searing Student Center (1 on the map)
  • Friday Night opening reception and panel discussions will take place in the Lois and David Stulberg Gallery (23 on the map)
  • Free Commemorative Poster printing will take place in Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center (22 on the map)
  • Free parking is available during the weekend, including Friday evening, in the lots marked 30,31,32, and 33 on the map.

 

Description

Anyone’s Game is a tabletop game conference that explores Creativity, Design, and Openness in gaming. Here, up-and-coming tabletop game developers can test their game designs with players from the community and industry professionals from around the country. Hosted at Ringling College of Art and Design, one of the world’s premier art and design colleges, the conference will include:

  • Playtest New and Innovative Unpublished Games:
    • Local game designers and established industry professionals will have dozens of new roleplaying, board, and card games to playtest.
    • Enjoy playing and help designers improve the games of tomorrow.
  • Game Design Panels and Workshops:
    • Learn from industry pros including:
      • Banana Chan
      • Jon Cassie
      • Will Hindmarch
      • Ken Hite
      • Jason Morningstar
      • Darcy Ross
      • Fertessa Scott
      • Zev Shlasinger
      • Omari Akil
      • Tim Walsh
  • Workshop topics will include:
    • Building Social and Emotional Skills with Tabletop Games
    • Choose Your Own Adventures in RPGs and Board Games
    • Designing Games for 2020 and Beyond
    • Establishing the Emotional Core in Game Design
    • Finding an Audience for Your Game
    • Setting Design Masterclass
    • How to Pitch Games to Publishers

 

Schedule 

  • Friday, Feb 7, 7pm - 10pm:
    • Opening Night Game and Greet with Industry Pros.
    • Big Group Games with Jason Morningstar and other designers in Stuhlberg Gallery
  • Saturday, Feb 8, 10am to 10pm:
    • Playtesting
    • Design workshops and panels
    • Poster printing
  • Sunday, Feb 9: 10am to 6pm:
    • Playtesting
    • Design workshops and panels
    • Prize drawing

 

Fees

  • $10 Player Badge
    • Allows access to playing games in playtest hall.
    • Allows access to all panels, workshops, and events. 
       
  • $50 Designer Badge
    • Allows access to setting up your game on tables in open testing hall
    • Allows access to all panels, workshops, and events.
       
  • Free Publisher Badges available on request. 

 

Sponsors

  • Lewis Foundation - Presenting Sponsor
  • Dark Side Comics & Games
  • The Game Crafter 
  • SRQ Media
     

       

 

Partner Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites - Sarasota Airport
975 University Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34243
P: 941.355.8140 | F: 941.359.2939

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