Russell Collins of Robot Claw (designer of Tears of a Machine) and I will be discussing the topic of Accessibility in Gaming at VirtuaCon ’13 on October 19th. You may remember from a previous post that Tears of a Machine, now that it has been successfully funded, will be converted into accessible audio formats for people with print disabilities. I am happy to say that I have been in touch with Russell and he has agreed to do this panel with me. Russell will also be giving a presentation at Metatopia, a convention for game designers, also in October.
What is VirtuaCon ’13?
From the official RPGGeek VirtuaCon 2013 information page:
Virtuacon is an all-virtual worldwide RPG gaming convention utilizing free online tools to bring gamers together for The Best 3 Days in Virtual Gaming. Virtuacon is the convention you attend from the comfort of your own home – but run much like a traditional convention with slotted game events, industry guest speakers and contests galore. With more than 80 games being offered by world-class GMs, you can be sure to find something great to play!
When is the panel?
VirtuaCon as a whole takes place from October 18th through October 20th, 2013. The Accessibility in Gaming panel is tentatively scheduled to take place on October 19th at 17:00 UTC (that’s 10:00 PST or 13:00 EST), also known as Time Slot F.
The other convention organizers and I are currently working on finalizing times for panels and games. I’ll make another announcement when times are confirmed and when player sign-ups begin (around August 26th).
Get Ready to Join
Be prepared to join us for this great virtual convention! An RPGGeek.com membership is required to play games or sit in on panels at VirtuaCon, but registration is completely free and only takes a few minutes. If you’re not already an RPGGeek member you probably should be anyway, and if you’re a BoardGameGeek member you’re already registered at RPGGeek as well. Why not sign up today so you can start receiving notifications and get involved with the conversation? Visit RPGGeek to register.
Don’t worry, even if you don’t want to (or are unable to) join us live, we’ll be using Google Hangouts on Air to record the panel and host it on YouTube for later viewing.
I hope we’ll be able to see you there!