I received notice in my email that Gen Con Indy event submission begins January 21st this year. I'm thinking of a few events that I want to submit or would be interested in:
Old School Renaissance Panel: I'd really like there to be an event where some folks discuss and publicize some of the options out there for folks interesting in Legacy D&D and its simulacra, as well as that derived from other sources. A panel to answer questions, to help introduce folks to what's going on within the hobby, and some handouts with links to items like OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord, and the like would really help. Then again, I'd also like to see a booth with those sort of products and demos at Gen Con as well.
GMing Panel: Until I had a scheduling obligation last year, I was on a regular GMing panel at Gen Con--sort of a Q&A/suggestion session, and it was a blast. I'd be really interested in doing something similiar again.
Demoing Games: I'd really like to run some Castles & Crusades, In Harm's Way, Epic and one of my legendary "Rifts in 60 Minutes" demos. I want to play a metric ton of different games, as well.
The Future of the OGL: I'd love to see a seminar with reps from Paizo, Green Ronin, and assorted others talking about the legacy of the OGL and what their plans are for it, and how they see it continuing down the road.
Pathfinder Society: My friends and I plan to get in on a few sessions this year. Fun stuff!
RPG Blogging: Of course, I really want to get together with some of the other RPG Bloggers this year. I will be liveblogging the show again, but would really like to attend a couple of get-togethers, maybe work on some publicity (a RPG Bloggers booth, anyone? Hand out dice and business cards, maybe draw the attention of some publishers for our members), and perhaps even hang around for a panel.
Whatever I end up doing, August can't get here soon enough. Feel free to drop me a line (email is at the bottom of the column, right-hand side) if you have any Gen Con happenings you want to discuss. It'll be here before you know it!