Fyrecon 2019 – My Schedule

From Tales of the Rampant Coyote


Hey folks! I will be at Fyrecon 2019 next week in Layton, Utah (June 20-22). Part of the time I will be attending a master class, and much of the rest of the time I will be participating in the new Game Development track there.

Thursday, June 20, 4:00 – 4:50 PM (Room D3-302) – Worlds Within Worlds: Using Virtual Reality in your fiction
From the Holodeck to the Matrix, and from Oasis to Sword Art: Online, virtual reality is growing into a subgenre of its own in science fiction and fantasy. Learn to make it more believable and dramatic in your fiction.

Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 7:50 PM (Room D3-205) – How to Build a Computer RPG in a Week with No Budget
Let’s say you have seven days to build a computer RPG (or Roguelike), and you have little or no money to spend on tools or content. How do you do it? What tools do you use? How do you design it? This is a 2-hour workshop based on an old but very popular article I wrote years ago called, “How to Build a Game in a Week From Scratch with No Budget.

Friday, June 21, 2:40 – 2:55 PM (Readings Area) – Jay Barnson Reading
I share an excerpt or two from a recent (or upcoming? 🙂 ) work…

Friday, June 21, 3:00 – 3:50 PM (Spotlights area) – Spotlight Signing: Jay Barnson
If you want to get a book signed by me, this will be where you are guaranteed to find me. 🙂

Friday, June 21, 5:00 – 5:50 PM (Room D2-303) – The Future of VR and Video Games (Round table)
We get together and chat with whomever is interested about what the future holds for… um, VR and Video Games.

Saturday, June 22, 3:00 – 3:50 PM (Room D3-205) – Writing Stories for Video Games: Mixing Oil and Water
How do you mix good storytelling with good gameplay? What makes a good story in a video game? How do game developers and writers work together?

If you’d like to register for one or more days of this conference… packed with tons of valuable career information for creatives – you can sign up at https://www.fyrecon.com/registration/

If you can make it, come say hi!



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