Nanocon returns to Dakota State
Dakota State University's Gaming Club will host Nanocon on the DSU campus November 5-7 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison. This is the 8th year DSU has hosted the conference. Entrance to the event is free and open to the public. A few of the actual gaming tournaments have small participation fees to cover equipment and prizes.
Well-known gaming experts from around the country will speak at the 2010 conference. They include two returning presenters, Minneapolis, MN based freelance writer and award winning game designer Jeff Tidball, and West Coast based Chris Sims, a Dungeons and Dragons Master. Other presenters include University of Southern California faculty member Jeremy Gibson; Clara Fernandez, a postdoctoral researcher at the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab in Cambridge MA; Matthew Wiese, a game archeology and history researcher at GAMBIT; and Jeff McGann, a creative designer with Red Storm Entertainment in Cary, NC.
Jeff Howard, Assistant Professor of Game Development and Design in the DSU College of Arts and Sciences will talk about magic systems. DSU students who attended the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this year will be presenting their experiences.
The speakers will be present throughout the weekend to oversee games and do various demonstrations. More information on Nanocon including a gaming schedule is located at http://www.nanocon.us/