IUPUI @ GenCon 2010

IUPUI School of Informatics

My alma mater, Indiana University – Purdue University of Indianapolis, returns to GenCon this year. Not only are doing a bunch of workshops and seminars concerning making video games, they are also hosting a FREE offsite (four blocks away) event with Tracy Hickman.

Tracy will be doing a dinner version of his infamous (and sold out) “Killer Breakfast.” And did I mention it’s FREE? So if you wanted to get in on some of the TPK action, here’s your chance! Following the “Killer Dinner,” Tracy will be giving a seminar about the future of fantasy literature and his new project, Dragonsbard.

Press Release:

The IUPUI GenCon Extravaganza returns, building on last year’s smashing start with a full, FREE evening of GenCon “afterparty” activity on the IUPUI campus. Sponsored by the IU School of Informatics, our mission is to celebrate games and gamers at IUPUI, in Indianapolis and beyond!

IUPUI students, Indianapolis residents and gaming enthusiasts everywhere are invited. All attendees must be age 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. Did we mention it’s FREE? Join our community on Facebook.

This year’s event features a special “Killer Dinner” by New York Times best-selling fantasy author Tracy Hickman, along with his wife and partner Laura! “Killer Dinner” is a spinoff of Hickman’s wildly popular “Killer Breakfast” series of wacky, no-holds barred improvisational role playing games with show-stopping musical numbers. The best part? YOU get to play along as one of the stars! No actual dinner is served.

Hickman will follow his role play by speaking about his revolutionary new project “Dragonsbard” and the future of fantasy literature. He will also do a Q&A session with the audience.

Seating for the Hickman features is limited to the first 200 guests.

The Extravaganza’s other events include a standard-rule Magic the Gathering tournamentCosplay and costume contest with prizes. The costume contest is open only to IUPUI students with ID at this time.

PARKING: Those without a valid IUPUI parking permit are invited to use campus parking garages.

Official Schedule of Events

6 p.m. – Doors open

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Magic the Gathering Tournament (Standard rules)

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Costume Contest Registration

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Tracy & Laura Hickman “Killer Dinner – Dragonlance Musical” *

9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Tracy Hickman on his new project “Dragonsbard” and the future of fantasy literature. Will include Q&A opportunity.

10 p.m. – Costume Contest Voting and Prizes

10 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Costume Play (CosPlay)

Listening to: Prong – Rude Awakening – Controller

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