If you've never been to a game convention or conference, the prospect may be daunting. Here's practical advice.
What you'll learn:
- What people do at cons
- How to save money going to cons
- Descriptions of some specific conventions and conferences
"Game conventions and conferences" is for typical hobby game players and for game designers. Conventions (where people play games, mostly tabletop games) and conferences (where people talk about creating video games) are common and attendance is growing. They vary in size from dozens of attendess to more than 50,000. There's probably one or more within a hundred miles of you.
In this course I talk about what people do at cons and how you can save money when attending, and I describe several specific cons in the southeastern and midwestern USA: GenCon, WBC, Origins, East Coast Game Conference, and PrezCon.
There are no requirements or prerequisites for the course.
This course is likely to slowly grow over time.