Today, Virtuacon starts! Self-dubbed the “Best 3 Days in Virtual Gaming” (as a riff off the Gencon line) and something I’m very proud to be part of. The entire event is volunteer driven and free for anyone to attend. Our focus is on easy, fun games with lots of “real” convention touches – contests, prizes, speaking panels and a virtual hangout tavern to kick back and enjoy our hobby with cool people. It’s the convention you attend from the comfort of your own home – with modest computing tools that you likely already have built in (webcam and microphone is all that’s needed). We use Google Hangouts to run the events – and you would be surprised at how clean experience is – this is as close to sitting at the table with your friends as you can get without having to actually travel to a convention!
We have a slate of highly experienced GMs offering 60 Role-Playing games this weekend. These games cover many fine systems and genres and these GMs have worked hard to make this a smooth experience for their players. Most require no experience to play – just a healthy imagination. But what it does require is participation! As with everything Virtuacon, it takes coordination at all levels to make this happen. Right now, we’ve still got an assortment of seats available for these games – and I can think of nothing more disappointing than a GM who has offered their time to run a great game and not have players show up! Would-be players always seem to lament the lack of good games to jump into – but here we’ve got them lined up for you with bells on! Please consider taking a seat – but more importantly, please share this post with your circles to try and spread the word. Virtuacon starts today (Friday, 10 October) and runs all weekend long. To see a current list of all available seats still remaining:
And, as always, our full lineup of games and Speaking Panels (4 pages worth!!) can be found here:
From our lead organizer – Dave B