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Friday, November 8
 

6:00pm EST

Game: Kamikaze Origami! [Family Friendly]
Teams compete in this super fast Origami challenge, where it's not about skill (you don't need any), but it's all about fast funny fun! GM: Alex Strang

Speakers
AS

Alex Strang

Alex Strang is a Glasgow-born Game Designer, Gamification Consultant and Event Producer. He has developed and published countless board games (Heart of Mystery, Super Giant Monster Showdown), card games (Time Vs Ninja, Hyper Battle Kaiju Fight) and all manner of media (Waiting For... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant D

6:00pm EST

Open Gaming in The Gallery, Quadrant B
Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - 11:30pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant B

6:00pm EST

Open Gaming in The Gaming Suite (923)
Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00am EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm EST

Game: Microscope
Want to explore an epic history of your own creation, hundreds or thousands of years long, all in an afternoon? That's Microscope. You won't play the game in chronological order. You can defy the limits of time and space, jumping backward or forward to explore the parts of the history that interest you.

Speakers
JS

John Swann

John has been coming to Philcon for over 20 years. He met his wife at a Philcon and together they decided to create the Gaming Suite as their way to give back.


Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm EST

Game: Heart of Mystery
Your Team Explores a Mysterious Jungle in Search of Rare Gems, Ancient Artifacts and Secret Buried Civilization! Heart Of Mystery is a 100% Cooperative Game where players collaborate to achieve strategic goals and cooperate to win the most Team Spirit Points. GM: Alex Strang

Speakers
AS

Alex Strang

Alex Strang is a Glasgow-born Game Designer, Gamification Consultant and Event Producer. He has developed and published countless board games (Heart of Mystery, Super Giant Monster Showdown), card games (Time Vs Ninja, Hyper Battle Kaiju Fight) and all manner of media (Waiting For... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant D

8:00pm EST

Game: Star Trek Attack Wing
GM: Bobby Edoo

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant B

9:00pm EST

Gaming Suite Meet & Greet
Get together with fellow gamers and fans to kick off the weekend!

Friday November 8, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00pm EST

Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf
No moderator, no elimination, ten-minute games. ONUW is a fast game for 3-10 players in which everyone gets a role, each with a special ability. In a single morning, your village will decide who is a werewolf...because all it takes is killing one werewolf to win!

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00pm EST

Game: Cards Against Humanity [18+]
CAH is "a party game for horrible people." Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card.

Friday November 8, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00am EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Saturday, November 9
 

9:00am EST

Intro to Board Gaming
An overview of the games, gaming culture, and tips on establishing a gaming group of your own.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hardenbrook

Eric Hardenbrook

Eric Hardenbrook is a fan, an author and an artist, generally in that order but not always. Eric's most recent work is being published in the Defending the Future series from E-spec books. He has been part of the team running the Watch The Skies science fiction and fantasy group and... Read More →
CK

Chris Kreuter

Chris is a sci-fi author best known for the kid's novel The Intergalactic Adventures of the Rainy River Bees. The sequel, Revenge on the Rainy River Bees! comes out November 2019. He's also designed & published multiple board games as co-owner of Masquerade Games. By day, Chris is... Read More →
AS

Ann Stolinsky

Partner, Gemini Wordsmiths
Ann Stolinsky is a Pennsylvania-based word and game expert. She is the founder and owner of Gontza Games, an independent board and card game company. Two of her children's card games are currently in the marketplace: “Pass the Grogger!”; and “Christmas Cards.” Her website... Read More →
avatar for KT Pinto

KT Pinto

author, KT Pinto
KT is an intimacy specialist and author of supernatural adult fiction and erotica. Her 8th book and first erotica collection - Silk - is now available of purchase on Amazon!


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00am EST

Game: Star Wars Armada
GM: Bobby Edoo

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:30pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00am EST

Creating More Inclusive Games
What kind of changes can you make to both your game world and your game play that lets potential players know that they are welcome in your group?

Speakers
RC

Robert C. Roman

Robert C Roman is an author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Superheroes, and Paranormal Romance. Robert has taken a long and winding path to get where he is today. Finally growing tired of life of adventure, Robert settled down with the Ur-Goth and began spawning... Read More →
MR

Michael Ryan

Mike Ryan is a Twitch streamer (https://twitch.tv/toanstation) using playing games a vehicle to talk about games. He has been a fan of science fiction ever since the age of six. His love of the genre has expanded to include tabletop games, video games and anime.
AS

Ann Stolinsky

Partner, Gemini Wordsmiths
Ann Stolinsky is a Pennsylvania-based word and game expert. She is the founder and owner of Gontza Games, an independent board and card game company. Two of her children's card games are currently in the marketplace: “Pass the Grogger!”; and “Christmas Cards.” Her website... Read More →
JW

Joan Wendland

Joan Wendland is a game designer, an engineer, and the owner of Blood and Cardstock Games. Joan has designed card games, live action role playing games, and honest to God war games for the US government. In addition she has published two novels- Backstage: a novel of secret agendas... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Consultant, Risky Content Media
Chris is a professional digital marketer who has been active in fandom since 1984. He has sat on panels related to tabletop RPGs, anime and digital marketing at Metatopia, Lunacon and other events. He ran the Lunacon anime program from 2010 to 2012 and in 2014. Chris is the social... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am EST

Writing Branching Narratives for Game Play
What different considerations do you have to make when creative a story that needs to have multiple middles and possible endings?

Speakers
avatar for Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell

Fantasy / SF fan and gamer for over thirty years, IT professional, and military veteran. Major interests are swords & sorcery, sword & planet, space opera, military sci fi, dystopian sci fi, Lovecraftian horror, and the intersections between literature, film, TV and gaming in fantasy... Read More →
MR

Michael Ryan

Mike Ryan is a Twitch streamer (https://twitch.tv/toanstation) using playing games a vehicle to talk about games. He has been a fan of science fiction ever since the age of six. His love of the genre has expanded to include tabletop games, video games and anime.
JW

Joan Wendland

Joan Wendland is a game designer, an engineer, and the owner of Blood and Cardstock Games. Joan has designed card games, live action role playing games, and honest to God war games for the US government. In addition she has published two novels- Backstage: a novel of secret agendas... Read More →
RE

Robert E. Waters

Robert E Waters has been writing professionally since 2003 with his first publication in WEIRD TALES. Since then, he has published over 60 sf/fantasy stories in both print and online magazines and anthologies. He is also a frequent contributor to The Grantville Gazette, Eric Flint's... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00pm EST

Settings the Scene: Ambience for GMs
Want to give your group a more immersive experience? We'll discuss what kinds of things you can do to your physical gaming space to connect your players' senses to the world your game is set in.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell

Fantasy / SF fan and gamer for over thirty years, IT professional, and military veteran. Major interests are swords & sorcery, sword & planet, space opera, military sci fi, dystopian sci fi, Lovecraftian horror, and the intersections between literature, film, TV and gaming in fantasy... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Consultant, Risky Content Media
Chris is a professional digital marketer who has been active in fandom since 1984. He has sat on panels related to tabletop RPGs, anime and digital marketing at Metatopia, Lunacon and other events. He ran the Lunacon anime program from 2010 to 2012 and in 2014. Chris is the social... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Making Physical Games from Digital Files
Planning to playtest an original creation? Want to make a nice sourcebook from a downloaded pdf? A look at printing, binding, and other crafting techniques & services you can use to turn your gaming files into tabletop objects.

Speakers
BD

Bruce Dykes

Bruce has been a long time gamer and an SFF reader for even longer. His writing career has actually achieved negative time flow.
CK

Chris Kreuter

Chris is a sci-fi author best known for the kid's novel The Intergalactic Adventures of the Rainy River Bees. The sequel, Revenge on the Rainy River Bees! comes out November 2019. He's also designed & published multiple board games as co-owner of Masquerade Games. By day, Chris is... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Game: AVP Aliens Anniversary
GM: Bobby Edoo

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Historical Gaming, 1pm - 8pm
GM: Cliff Brunken

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm EST

Call of Cthulhu for Dinner *Again*?
Can't we try something else? Sure, CoC is foundational in the RPG industry, but it's not the only game in the village. A look discussion about the Lovecraftian and Mythos RPGs that have arisen since CoC was published.

Speakers
BD

Bruce Dykes

Bruce has been a long time gamer and an SFF reader for even longer. His writing career has actually achieved negative time flow.
TF

Tony Finan

Tony suffers from photophobia caused by prolonged servitude in the Philcon film room, which he had run for over 15 years. He is an avid fan of the science fiction and horror film genres, specializing in British, Asian, and Zombie films. When not watching movies, he can be found behind... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm EST

Tabletop Games for Families [Family friendly]
Want to sample some new all-ages game types, or play an old favorite?

Speakers
VS

Virginia Swann

Long time Sci-Fi fan and annual participant of Philcon since 2000. Big time gamer girl, she and her husband John now manage the gaming suite. Ginny is also an actress and singer.


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant D

3:00pm EST

Learn to Play Cribbage!
Speakers
BD

Bruce Dykes

Bruce has been a long time gamer and an SFF reader for even longer. His writing career has actually achieved negative time flow.
RC

Robert C. Roman

Robert C Roman is an author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Superheroes, and Paranormal Romance. Robert has taken a long and winding path to get where he is today. Finally growing tired of life of adventure, Robert settled down with the Ur-Goth and began spawning... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm EST

The Beginner's Guide to Game Development
Join Children Driving Robots for a look into the world of indie game development. The discussion will cover everything from story development to level design to programming, as well as software and other resources available to novice developers.

Speakers
GK

Grant Klein

Judge Drunk, Children Driving Robots
Judge Drunk sure is a panelist with Children Driving Robots, and when you go to a Children Driving Robots panel, stonks.jpg
avatar for Bryan Ludwig

Bryan Ludwig

On Air Personality, Children Driving Robots
Raised by wolves in the wilds of New Jersey, Bryan never grew up. Crawling out of the wilds, he was forced to drive a robot against his will. Now, he attends conventions and talks about video games. Sometimes he even plays them!


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant A Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm EST

Open Gaming in The Gaming Suite (923)
Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2019 2:00am EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

5:00pm EST

Game Demo: Kristala HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Come try this new game by Astral Clocktower Studios. Kristala is a 3D action RPG for PC, set in the world of Ailur.

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant D

5:00pm EST

Game: Hyper Battle Kaiju Fight Mega War 2! [Family Friendly]
Easy-to-Learn, Easy-to-Play all action game where YOU control a giant monster and battle across the galaxy! This game is open to all-ages and there will be prizes, including exclusive convention-only items! Run by game designer Alex Strang.

Speakers
AS

Alex Strang

Alex Strang is a Glasgow-born Game Designer, Gamification Consultant and Event Producer. He has developed and published countless board games (Heart of Mystery, Super Giant Monster Showdown), card games (Time Vs Ninja, Hyper Battle Kaiju Fight) and all manner of media (Waiting For... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant C

6:00pm EST

World-Building in Tabletop RPGs
Role-playing game manuals have to do much of the same world-building that novels do, but with limited space and with other goals. We'll examine the various strategies that RPG manuals employ to build their worlds, from art to the invocation of other literature through quotations and recommended reading lists.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell

Fantasy / SF fan and gamer for over thirty years, IT professional, and military veteran. Major interests are swords & sorcery, sword & planet, space opera, military sci fi, dystopian sci fi, Lovecraftian horror, and the intersections between literature, film, TV and gaming in fantasy... Read More →
BH

Brent Helt

Brent was raised and educated in the central time zone, but he has been working for the federal government in DC for the last 15 years. He is a fan of speculative fiction in all formats and spends perhaps too much time thinking about tabletop games. He is the co-host of Claytemple... Read More →
GM

Glenn McDorman

G.L. McDorman writes horror and fantasy, and is lucky to have already achieved his life's ambition of having his name appear next to H.P. Lovecraft in a table of contents. Several of Glenn's speculative-fiction short stories and novellas will be published in 2019, and he is hard at... Read More →
MR

Michael Ryan

Mike Ryan is a Twitch streamer (https://twitch.tv/toanstation) using playing games a vehicle to talk about games. He has been a fan of science fiction ever since the age of six. His love of the genre has expanded to include tabletop games, video games and anime.


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Plaza IV Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm EST

Game: Beta Test for Chronicles of Salbazan
You were a prisoner condemned to death for crimes against your people. The night before your execution, emissaries from the Red Citadel appeared and demanded that you be turned over to them. Promises were made and coin changed hands, and before you knew what was going on, you were on a ship heading to the Isle of Seers to learn your fate. You were joined by prisoners from other kingdoms, all brought before the Seers with a common purpose. A strange new landmass has been discovered, and individuals are needed to explore it and report back on what resources may be found there. You were offered a pardon: accept the Seers’ mission and have a chance to live or be returned to prison and face execution. If you had known what was waiting for you on Salbazan, you might have chosen execution instead. Game System: 3.5/OGL (Fantasy) Number of Players: Four to Eight Players Players will be allowed to choose from pre-generated character sheets and backgrounds. Players should bring their own dice. This is a beta testing for a new campaign setting being designed by Bards and Sages Publishing.

Speakers
JA

Julie Ann Dawson

Julie Ann Dawson is an author, editor, publisher, RPG designer, and advocate for writers who may occasionally require the services of someone with access to Force Lightning (and in case it was not obvious, a bit of a geek). In 2002 she started her own publishing company, Bards and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant D

8:00pm EST

Game: Fiasco: Hurricane Squad
A Superhurricane is brewing off the coast, threatening civilization as we know it. Can it be stopped with nuclear weapons? What if it starts throwing vicious sharks on land? And will they still be able to hold the surfing world championship? Up to four players can join this Fiasco adventure.

Speakers
A

Aaron

Attendee
Aaron Feldman is a mechanical engineer, longtime fan, gamer, fic writer, vidder, and amateur post-modernist.


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:30pm EST

Game: Doctor Who Adventures
GM: Bobby Edoo

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant B

9:00pm EST

Game: Time vs. Ninja
Travel through History and retrieve precious artifacts, meet unusual companions, engage in Ninja Battle! Try this easy-to-learn tabletop game from game designer Alex Strang.

Speakers
AS

Alex Strang

Alex Strang is a Glasgow-born Game Designer, Gamification Consultant and Event Producer. He has developed and published countless board games (Heart of Mystery, Super Giant Monster Showdown), card games (Time Vs Ninja, Hyper Battle Kaiju Fight) and all manner of media (Waiting For... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm EST
The Gallery, Quadrant C

10:00pm EST

Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf
No moderator, no elimination, ten-minute games. ONUW is a fast game for 3-10 players in which everyone gets a role, each with a special ability. In a single morning, your village will decide who is a werewolf...because all it takes is killing one werewolf to win!

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00pm EST

Game: Cards Against Humanity [18+]
CAH is "a party game for horrible people." Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card.

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2019 12:00am EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Sunday, November 10
 

10:00am EST

Game: Starship Troopers
Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00am EST

Open Gaming in The Gaming Suite (923)
Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm EST
Executive Suite 923 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00am EST

Open Gaming in The Promenade
Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm EST

Gamer's Conclave
Sunday November 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002