Nanocon and Workshop on Integrated Design in Games this weekend

Nanocon, a free gaming convention, will be held this weekend, Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D. The event features great games for participants to play including board, card, video and roleplaying games. The Workshop on Integrated Design in Games (IDiG) portion of the event features speakers that have been developers at Bethesda, Red Storm/Ubisoft, MIT, USC, Wizards of the Coast and TSR. The theme this year is “Games Across NanoconMedia” and open to the public.

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Keynote speakers:

Ken Rolston

Lead designer of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, as well as visionary on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and current Turbine employee. Veteran tabletop designer since 1982, including titles such as Runequest and Paranoia.

Richard Dansky

Senior Clancy Writer for Red Storm Studios/Ubisoft and long-time designer for White Wolf, focusing especially on Wraith: The Oblivion.

Geoffrey Long

World-renowned expert on transmedia storytelling, now the Technical Director and Research Fellow at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. Formerly of the Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab and Microsoft.

Matt Forbeck

Accomplished game and narrative designer whose credits include collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, and board games. He has written short fiction, comic books, and novels for the companies Wizards of the Coast, Games Workshop, TSR, Decipher, White Wolf, Pinnacle, Green Ronin, AEG, Reaper Miniatures, Image Comics, WildStorm Productions, Idea + Design Works.

Last Updated: 11/13/13