Wish I had known about this sooner.

Gen Con has an Educator/Librarian track on Trade Day, tomorrow, 8/3/11.  I’m not sure if you need any credentials to attend, or if all you need to do is buy the ticket.  But I don’t feel I can call myself either an educator or a librarian yet.  Future attendance is definitely one of my goals.  Anyway, more information is here:


Here’s the schedule.  It looks pretty good.


  • 10:00-11:00
    Story Building Decks and a “Heroes Journey”
    Presented by Andrew Peterson
  • 11:00-12:00
    Building Your Game Library on a Shoestring Budget
    Presented by Kyle Overstreet
  • 10:00-12:00
    Game Lesson Plans and Ideas
    Presented by Jim Best
  • 10am -12:00
    Comic Book 101- Using graphic novels in your classroom or library
    Presented by Darren G Davis, Bluewater Productions
  • 1pm-2pm
    D&D for Kids in the Classroom
    Presented by authors Erin M. Evans and Susan J. Morris
  • 1 pm-3:00
    Game Design in the Classroom
    Presented by David Niecikowski, UofA LRC Doctoral student, Interactive Media Literacy
  • 1pm-3:00
    Games as a Pedagogical Tool
    Brian Mayer, Genesee Valley School Library System
  • 1:00-3:00
    How to Attract Patrons and Sustain a Library Gaming Program
    Presented by Beth Pintal, Juvenile Librarian IMCPL and Erin Murphy, Children’s Librarian
  • 3:00-4:00
    Game Standards and Assessment Expectations
    Presented by Shelley Arvin, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University
  • 3:00 -4:00
    Video and Online Games in the Library
    Presented by Beth Pintal, Juvenile Librarian IMCPL and Noah McCollam, Web Developer IMCPL
  • 3:00-5:00
    Role-Playing Games as Objects of Study: A Workshop on Ethical Criticism for Educators, Scholars, and Writers
    Presented by Dr. Mark Gellis, Kettering University

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