Googleshng's NonCon Plans

As of the last time I had the presense of mind to update this page, NonCon is less than 3 weeks away, so if you're going, you should really start making travel plans. The big showy surprise I had planned for this year was to unveil the official retail version of The Massive Vs. The Masses, but uh... that isn't happening, sadly. I factored in a month or two of unforeseeable delays into the ordering of every component, but the custom sculpted Gamorzillas I ordered back in November seem to have fallen into a wormhole, so it's going to be another month or so on that. On the upside, I have two new games to show off, which just need me to spend some time printing cards and making pieces. Plus I can at least give a sneak peek at the sort of quality MvM is getting produced with.

For the curious, here's a rough indication of how much work needs doing on everything, and what my schedule should look like. Keeping in mind that the only panels I've heard about so far are the ones I'm on, so I might end up spending less time in the tabletop room than implied here:

My predicted schedule for 2007:

DayTimeRoomDoing
Friday11 PM-LateTabletopPlaying Games.
SaturdayLate-11 AMHotelSleeping.
Noon-2 PMTabletopPlaying games.
2 PM-3 PMGoldGame Design panel, speaking.
3 PM-4 PMGoldRPG anecdotes, speaking.
4 PM-6 PMTabletopPlaying games.
6 PM-7 PMTabletopOfficial Collision demo.
7 PM-9 PMSomewhereEating.
9 PM-LateTabletopPlaying Games/Robo Rally marathon.
SundayLate-2 PMFloorSleeping.
2 PM-3 PMTabletopOfficial Red Shirt demo.
3 PM-3:30 PMTabletopPlaying short games.
3:30 PM-4:30 PMGoldMUD vs. MMORPG panel, speaking.
4:30 PM-6 PMTabletopTalking to people, packing up and leaving.

What I actually end up doing at NonCon is never quite what I have planned going in, as one can see from this comparison.

My predicted schedule for 2005:

DayTimeRoomDoing
Friday11 PM-LateTabletopPlaying Games
SaturdayLate-11 AMHotelSleeping.
11 AM-NoonGoldFirst Novel panel, listening.
Noon-1 PMTabletopOfficial Massive Vs. Masses Demo
1 PM-2 PMRoseGame Design panel, speaking.
2 PM-4 PMRose/Gold/MiscWoD panel, Fan Service panel, Tyranny Demo
4 PM-6 PMTabletopPlaying Games/More MvM demoing.
6 PM-7 PMSomewhereEating.
7 PM-8 PMMiscDeathmatch
8 PM-LateTabletopPlaying Games/More MvM demoing/Robo Rally is Evil
SundayLate-NoonFloorSleeping.
Noon-4 PMRPG 2Playing Call of Cthulu.
4 PM-5 PMGoldBitch Session
5 PM-6 PMTabletopPacking up and leaving.

My actual schedule for 2005:

DayTimeRoomDoing
Friday8 PM-3 AMTabletopPlaying Games
Saturday3-7 AMTabletopFinishing MvM boards.
7-9 AMTabletopSleeping.
9 AM-NoonTabletopPlaying games.
Noon-1 PMTabletopOfficial Massive Vs. Masses Demo
1 PM-2 PMRoseGame Design panel, trying to get it on track.
4 PM-6 PMTabletopPlaying Games/More MvM demoing.
6 PM-7 PMSomewhereEating.
7 PM-7 AMAll OverPlaying Games/More demoing/Various conversations.
Sunday7 AM-9 AMVillardSleeping.
9 AM-11 AMVillardSaif Yells @ Goldfish.
11 AM-4 PMTabletopPlaying games/More demoing.
4 PM-5 PMGoldBitch Session
5 PM-6 PMTabletopPacking up and leaving.

I'd say I was pretty close really.

Past NonCon Reports

As you know, I have for the last few years been a guest speaker at NonCon. Every one of these years, I have returned and written up a summary of how it went. Here they are.


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