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Steve Jackson's Appearances

Want to meet Steve? Here's a list of conventions he's attending, as well as other events where you can find him and say hello.

Our other staff members make appearances, too – click here for a complete list.

Upcoming
April 6-7, 2019
FnordCon
Austin, TX

Our own convention in Austin! This will be a small event, maybe as small as 200 people, so save the dates and stay tuned. We'll do Ogre, Car Wars, Fantasy Trip, Munchkin of course, and no doubt other things.


June 12-15, 2019
Schaumburg, IL

After missing two years in a row, I get to go back to Brickworld! It will be good to see old friends, goggle at the work of Lego builders beside whom I am a mere speck on the windshield, and generally have a great time. Guy Himber and I will run the Charity Munchkin Game. Saturday night I'll take off for Columbus, to make the last day of Origins.


June 16, 2019
Columbus, OH

Origins went very well for us in 2018 and we plan to return! I will probably only be there for the last day. But among other things, I've got a TFT game to run Sunday afternoon.


June 28-30, 2019
Chattanooga, TN

One of the few cons that I still go to just for the fun of it. Though OF COURSE I will be running some games and playing some others. If you are interested, register now, because they sell out long in advance of the date. EDIT: Whoops, too late, they are sold out now.


August 1-4, 2019
Indianapolis, IN

All I can say right now is that Gen Con is on my list for 2019! I'll be running at least one multiplayer Ogre game, and probably doing some other stuff, but also wandering around having fun.


August 15-19, 2019

I will have the great privilege of being one of the Guests of Honour at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Dublin, Ireland.

The other GoHs e Bill and Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

This is the first time that a Worldcon has selected a game designer as a GoH, and I am both humbled and excited!


Trip Reports
March 7-10, 2019
Lake Geneva, WI

This was my first Gary Con, and I really enjoyed it. For those who don't know, this is an annual celebration of the life and work of Gary Gygax. Naturally, a lot of games are played, and a lot of glasses are lifted to Gary.

I ran several things, including a couple of tests of the current version of Car Wars, which went very well indeed. I also ran a TFT game for Matt Rose, one of our Kickstarter supporters. The spiders almost got him but he triumphed in the end, though with the tragic loss of half his party. Leaving the spiders curled up on their backs with their legs in the air, he proceeded to the skeletons and totally demolished them. Maybe I need less fragile skeletons in this labyrinth?

The con staff was very helpful and friendly, I got fun people as players in all my games, I enjoyed the dealer room . . . all in all, a good convention.


February 22-24, 2019
Roanoke, VA

This was one of the best medium-sized cons I have ever attended. Staff was ubercompetent and very friendly, the fans were interested, and the gaming track was biiiig. I showed the new Car Wars rules and a brand-new game, Deadly Doodles. And I got to go to the transportation museum and see trains. It was an awesome weekend. Thank you!


November 9-11, 2018
Madison, WI

I had a very good time at Gamehole Con a few years ago, so I went back. Partly to run an event or three (Triplanetary, Melee, Car Wars), and partly to get in some gaming!

All my events went well, with enthusiastic players. I got to meet a lot of people, and I got to run through the True Dungeon. I even survived, though Phil, alas, fell heroically in the last encounter. He was rolling dice to the last . . . And I played some new-to-me games. Hansa Teutonica impressed me. I'll have to try that one again.

Gamehole has grown hugely. It's now up to 4,000 paid attendees. That's what they get for running a tightly organized but fun event. I hope to go back again!


June 29-July 1, 2018
Chattanooga, TN

Fun was had! I did playtest/demos of The Fantasy Trip and Car Wars, and I spent time in the game room just playing games, including Conspiracy Theory and Super Kitty Bug Slap, both of which were playtested at LibertyCon last year. Full circle!

High points included Chuck Gannon's Toastmaster introduction, David Weber's reading, and getting to have dinner with, among others, Bill Fawcett, Jody Lynn Nye, and John Picacio.

As always, LC was a relaxed, fun, family affair, and I plan to go back next year.


June 13-17, 2018
Origins 2018
Columbus, OH

Origins was fun. We had our own room and a large crew. I got to do a lot of stuff:

• A big (10 players!) game of Triplanetary. (No, it's not quite available yet, but you CAN pre-order it.)

• Demonstrations of Melee from The Fantasy Trip.

• A "me against the world" Ogre event, where I played on ten boards at once. Won 8, lost two. One of those was close. In the other one, I was completely schooled. It was all fun.

We also had lots of learn-to-play and draft events for the Munchkin CCG. Phil and I walked the hall and saw everybody's new releases. I got to catch up with some old friends. It was good.


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