Panelists

SATURDAY

10:00am Spotlight on Fertessa Allyse

Panelists - Fertessa Allyse (Game Designer, Funko Games)


10:00am Game Design and Worldbuilding

Moderator - Ivan Van Norman (Head of Development, Darrington Press)
Panelist - Spenser Reed (Game Designer, Alice Is Missing)
Panelist - Banana Chan (Game Designer, Blood in the Banquet Hall)
Panelist - Tanya DePass (Creative Director, Motherlands RPG)


11:00am State of the Tabletop Industry

Moderator - Ross Thompson (Marketing Manager, The Op)
Panelist - Ivan Van Norman (Head of Development, Darrington Press)
Panelist - Amber Cook (Director of Marketing, Roll20)
Panelist - B Dave Walters (Lead Developer, Into The Motherlands RPG)
Panelist - Mandi Hutchinson (Host, The Dice Tower)


11:00am Designing Puzzles and Escaping the Room

Moderator - Sen Foong Lim (Game Designer, Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall)
Panelist - Mike Selinker (President, Lone Shark Games)
Panelist - Elisa Teague (Senior Producer, Renegade Games)
Panelist -
Juliana Ariel (Game Designer, Wild Optimists)
Panelist -
Ariel Ruben (Game Designer, Wild Optimists)


12:00pm Local Game Stores in 2021

Moderator - Dan “Shoe” Hsu (Host, Going Analog)
Panelist - Paul Alexander Butler (Owner, Games and Stuff)
Panelist - Donna Ricci (Owner, Geeky Teas)
Panelist - Timm Metivier (Owner, Meepleville)


12:00pm Digital Game Design: On Digital Platforms

Moderator - Suzanne Sheldon (Restoration Games)
Panelist - Geoffrey Zatkin (Creative Director, Experiment 7)
Panelist - Mark Harris (Community Manager, Tabletopia)
Panelist - Amber Cook (Director of Marketing, Roll20)
Panelist - Fertessa Allyse (Game Producer, Funko Games)


1:00pm Spotlight on Gabe Hicks

Panelist - Gabe Hicks (Game Designer, Roll20)


1:00pm Storytelling with Tabletop Games

Moderator - James Hudson (Senior Director of Games, Skybound Entertainment)
Panelist - Amanda Hamon (Senior Game Designer, Wizards of the Coast)
Panelist - Banana Chan (Game Designer, Blood in the Banquet Hall)


2:00pm Spotlight on Becca Scott & Paula Deming

Moderator - Becca Scott (Host, Good Times Society)
Panelist - Paula Deming (Host, Things Get Dicey)


2:00pm Licensing and Pop Culture

Moderator - Pat Marino (Senior Game Designer, The Op)
Panelist - Jonathan Ying (Game Designer, Bargain Quest)
Panelist - Chris Birch (Owner, Modiphius Entertainment)
Panelist - Elisa Teague (Senior Producer, Renegade Games)
Panelist - Jayme Boucher (Marketplace Manager, Roll20)


3:00pm Working with Artists

Moderator - Adam Sblendorio (Creative Director, The Op)
Panelist - Kwanchai Moriya (Illustrator/Painter)
Panelist - Zoë Robinson (Art Director, Ghostfire Gaming)
Panelist - Nick Nazzaro (Co-Owner, Lay Waste Games)
Panelist - Victoria Ying (Cartoonist/Author)


3:00pm Tabletop Marketing

Moderator - Ross Thompson (Marketing Manager, The Op)
Panelist - Az Drummond (Marketing Director, Lucky Duck Games)
Panelist - Danni Loe (Marketing Manager, Pandasaurus Games)
Panelist - Tracy Dudkiewicz (Owner, TAP Marketing)
Panelist - Darcy Ross (Publishing Marketing Manager, Darrington Press)


4:00pm Writing the Rulebook and Teaching Games

Moderator - Becca Scott (Host, Good Times Society)
Panelist - Monique Macaseat (Host, Before You Play)
Panelist - Dustin Schwartz (Writer/Editor, The Rules Forge)
Panelist - Jason Perez (Host, Shelf Stories)
Panelist - T. Caires (Games Manager, HABA USA)


4:00pm Backed on Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Your Tabletop Game

Moderator - James Hudson (Senior Director of Games, Skybound Entertainment)
Panelist - Jon Ritter (Tabletop Games Outreach Lead, Kickstarter)
Panelist - Jennifer Graham-Macht (Marketing Director, Keymaster Games)
Panelist - Brenna Noonan (President, Quillsilver Studios)


SUNDAY

10:00am You Are Welcome at The Table: Gaming in 2021

Moderator - Suzanne Sheldon (Restoration Games)
Panelist - Ella Ampongan (Host, Ella Loves Boardgames)
Panelist - Victoria Caña (Co-Founder, Cat Quartet Games)
Panelist - Ruel Gaviola (Host, Tabletop Tonight)


10:00am Prototype and Game Pitches: Publishing Your Tabletop Game

Moderator - Sen Foong Lim (Game Designer, Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall)
Panelist - John Zinser (CEO, Alderac Entertainment Group)
Panelist - Eric Slauson (Game Designer, MonsDRAWsity)
Panelist - Matt Fantastic (Game Designer, Team3)
Panelist - Tanya Thompson (Director Global Product Acquisitions, Hasbro


11:00am Spotlight on Tanya DePass & B. Dave Walters

Panelist - B Dave Walters (Lead Developer, Into The Motherlands RPG)
Panelist - Tanya DePass (Creative Director, Motherlands RPG)


11:00am Playtesting: How to Find People and What to Do Once You Have Them

Moderator - Justin Gary (CEO, Stoneblade Entertainment)
Panelist - Nicole Jekich (Funko Games)
Panelist - Julie Ahern (Vice President, Greenbrier Games)
Panelist - Jay Cormier (Founder, Off the Page Games)
Panelist - Peter Vaughan (Co-Founder, Cardboard Alchemy)


12:00pm Elevating the Virtual Tabletop Experience

Moderator - Greg Tito (Senior Communications Manager, Wizards of the Coast)
Panelist - Malika Eubank (CEO, HyperRPG)
Panelist - Spenser Starke (Game Designer, Alice is Missing)
Panelist - Adam Bradford (CDO, Demiplane


1:00pm How to Get Started: Designing Your Tabletop Game

Moderator - Jayme Boucher (Marketplace Manager, Roll20)
Panelist - Eric Lang (Game Designer, Marvel United)
Panelist - Gabe Hicks (Game Designer, Roll20)
Panelist - Omari Akil (Co-Founder, BG Brothas)
Panelist - Kathleen Mercury (Game Designer, Greece Lightning)


1:00pm Designing Games for Mass

Moderator - Tony Serebriany (Director of New Product Development, The Op)
Panelist - Tanya Thompson (Director Global Product Acquisitions, Hasbro
Panelist - Damon Saddler (Key Lead Designer, Mattel
Panelist - Eric Slauson (Game Designer, MonsDRAWsity)


2:00pm Manufacturing: Publishing Your Own Tabletop Game

Moderator - Meredith Placko (Co-Owner, TurboDork)
Panelist - John Zinser (CEO, Alderac Entertainment Group)
Panelist - Michael Coe (CEO, Gamelyn Games)
Panelist - Julie Ahern (Vice President, Greenbrier Games)
Panelist - T. Caires (Games Manager, HABA USA)


2:00pm Starting Your own Publishing Company

Moderator - Ruel Gaviola (Host, Tabletop Tonight)
Panelist - Matthew Lillard (Co-Founder, Beadle and Grimms)
Panelist - Patrick Leder (CEO, Leder Games)
Panelist - Anne-Marie De Witt (Co-Owner, Fireside Games)
Panelist - Jenn Ellis (Co-Owner Twogether Studios)


3:00pm Tabletop Game Themes for 2021

Moderator - Jackson Wood (Marketing Coordinator, Japanime Games)
Panelist - Paul Alexander Butler (Owner, Games and Stuff)
Panelist - Catherine Stippel (Game Designer, Nyctophobia!)
Panelist - Kathleen Mercury (Game Designer, Greece Lightning)
Panelist - Isaac Vega (Co-Owner, Rose Gauntlet Entertainment)


3:00pm Tabletop Media Networks

Moderator - Dan “Shoe” Hsu (Host, Going Analog)
Panelist - Monique Macaseat (Host, Before You Play)
Panelist - Lincoln Damerst (Host, BoardGameGeek)
Panelist - Mandi Hutchinson (Host, The Dice Tower)
Panelist - Kira Anne Peavley (Host, Man Vs Meeple)