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Meet The Gnomes At Gen Con 2011

Posted By Phil Vecchione On April 29, 2011 @ 4:00 am In Gaming Conventions | 13 Comments

This coming Sunday (May 1st) after you have gotten over your Royal Wedding hangover, is Gen Con Event Registration. For those attending, this is the time for the mad scramble to get into events before your fellow dice monkeys grab all the free seats. For some there will be the sweet taste of victory and for others just a fist full of Generic tickets and a mass of frustration. So while you are sitting with your Excel spreadsheet plotting out five levels of event picks, we would like to draw your attention to an excellent Seminar…

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Saturday 8/6
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meet the Gnomes Behind the Engine!
Come and meet some of the gnomes behind the ENnie Award-winning blog Gnome Stew! They’ll talk about what is going on at the blog, as well as their latest book from Engine Publishing, “Masks: 1,000 Characters to Populate Your Worlds.” Learn the tricks used by these veteran GMs to make the most of every game that they run. The seminar ends with Q&A when the gnomes do their best to help you with your GMing problems.

Once again we will be hosting a seminar and would love to meet you all in person. We are a lively bunch, and I promise there will be as many laughs as there is great GMing advice. Here is just a sample of what you can expect:

  • Talk about the well oiled machine that is Gnome Stew (Really its like 10 Gully Dwarves with a i386)
  • Talk about Engine Publishing’s newest book, Masks (Pimpin’ the new merch)
  • Talk about Engine Publishing’s first book, Eureka (Pimpin’ the old merch‘cause Gnomes never stop pimpin’)
  • Answers to your most complicated GM Questions (Seriously, we are pretty good with this GM stuff)
  • Why Patrick and John always wear kilts, and how to tell the two apart (‘Nuff said)
  • Why Halfling Soup will ruin gaming as we know it.  (Ugh..really that joke again?)
  • A chance to tell us what you would like to see on the Stew (But don’t we already have a suggestion pot?)
  • An Engine Publishing giveaway (Similar to what we did last year…what was that again?)

So while you are figuring out how to schedule both a friendship-ending game of Diplomacy and the latest Pathfinder delve, make sure to save two hours on Saturday to come join us in what is going to be an awesome GMing dialog. We are looking forward to having a chance to meet you.

Good luck on Event Registration.

About  Phil Vecchione

A gamer for 30 years, Phil cut his teeth on Moldvay D&D and has tried to run everything else since then. He has had the fortune to be gaming with the same group for almost 20 years. When not blogging or writing RPG books, Phil is a husband, father, and project manager. More about Phil.




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13 Comments To "Meet The Gnomes At Gen Con 2011"

#1 Pingback By GenCon Event Registration On April 29, 2011 @ 10:35 am

[...] Also, LivingDice has a nice beginners guide to registering which you can find here. And the Gnomes at GnomeStew want you to know about their meet and greet – info here. [...]

#2 Comment By Patrick Benson On April 29, 2011 @ 11:51 am

I don’t always a kilt. Sometimes I’m naked. ;)

#3 Comment By Patrick Benson On April 29, 2011 @ 11:54 am

Arrggghhh! “I don’t always a kilt.” should be “I don’t always wear a kilt.” We really need to configure the blog to allow users to edit their own comments…

#4 Comment By John Arcadian On April 29, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

I always wear a kilt and I’m prettier. Nuff said ;).

#5 Comment By Patrick Benson On April 29, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

@John Arcadian – Then are Gen Con you shall be introduced as “The Pretty One”. :)

#6 Comment By BryanB On April 29, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

It was good to meet all of the gnomes that made it to Gen Con last year. I won’t be making it to Indy this year, but I hope every has a great time. :D

#7 Comment By BryanB On April 29, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

That was everyone! No editing…. BAH!

#8 Comment By Martin Ralya On April 29, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

@Patrick Benson – Within 15 minutes of posting it, everyone should be able to freely edit their own comment. Unless you’re too drunk and naked, that is…

Or unless it disappeared in the site move — it was a plugin that made that possible. Checking…

And hey, it did! I found a new plugin, so that functionality should be restored. :-)

#9 Comment By Martin Ralya On April 29, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

Hmm. I don’t see an edit option, but I didn’t see one before; I assumed it was because I’m the admin.

Let me know if it shows up for you!

#10 Comment By Patrick Benson On May 2, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

@Martin Ralya – Thanks for looking into it, but there is still no option to edit a comment after I submit it from what I can see.

#11 Pingback By Sorry Folks – I’m Not Running Fudge At Gen Con This Year On May 3, 2011 @ 12:06 am

[...] this year I am going to take a break, and the only event that I am participating in is a Gnome Stew/Engine Publishing seminar. That’s it. Just one two hour seminar for me this year, and I’m presenting this one with three [...]

#12 Comment By Kurt “Telas” Schneider On May 4, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

Sorry that I won’t be there this year, and that I won’t get to meet more of our readers. Y’all rock.

On the other hand, I won’t be dicking with Excel sheet, screaming incoherently at a monitor, or having to settle for Bunnies & Burrows at 8 AM, either.

(Oh, and we get a new baby sometime around early June, which is why I won’t be there. Y’all have fun, and I’ll change a diaper for you.)

#13 Comment By Patrick Benson On May 4, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

@Kurt “Telas” Schneider – Hey! What’s wrong with Bunnies & Burrows?

You will be missed this year, but you better save up some spouse karma for Con On The Cob!


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