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Steve Jackson's Appearances

Want to meet Steve? Here's a list of conventions he's attending, as well as other events where you can find him and say hello.

Our other staff members make appearances, too – click here for a complete list.

Upcoming
August 21-23, 2020
Birmingham, UK

This event has been canceled.


September 3-7, 2020
Atlanta, GA

I have not been at Dragon*Con for more than a decade. That shall not be corrected this year – it is canceled.


March 19-21, 2021
Lancaster, PA

The 2020 edition of ZKK was canceled due to COVID-19. Darn. But they have asked me back for 2021, and of course I said I'd hold the dates. So start planning your 2021, because I have!


Trip Reports
June 12-14, 2020
Chattanooga, TN

Darn. Canceled. Next year for sure . . .


May 8-10, 2020
Zagreb, Croatia

Out of touch – hope they are okay!


April 3-5, 2020
Austin, TX

We have cancelled FnordCon. We will not try to reschedule for later in the year. We did a Virtual FnordCon on April 17-19, and it was very successful, with almost 500 present including staff, speakers, and, yes, dealers (we had a virtual dealer room). We may very well do the virtual event again, and we hope to see you in 2021 for FnordCon 3!


August 15-19, 2019

I had the great privilege of being one of the Guests of Honour at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Dublin, Ireland. This is the first time that a Worldcon has selected a game designer as a GoH, and I am (still) both humbled and excited!

Monica and I had a wonderful time. The other GoHs were Bill and Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. All of them turned out to be neat, interesting people, and I am grateful to the con for arranging chances for us to interact rather than keeping us all separately busy for the whole event.

I got some good playtesting done in the game room, and was introduced to two fine games, Azul and Colt Express, which I had not played before.

And I had a lot of just plain fun. I got to sit in the Captain's chair of the Starfleet vessel U.S.S. Cuchulainn. I acquired a wonderful purple origami spider. I attended the Hugo Losers' Party and got to see Hugo winners in squid hats. I saw swans on the Liffey!

It was an excellent show. If there's another Worldcon bid from around here someday – and I'm sure that there will be – I shall support it with enthusiasm.

And after the con . . . tourism! We visited a half-dozen different museums and libraries and saw amazing and beautiful things.

Special acknowledgements go to Chair James Bacon, for leading a remarkable team; for my old friend Colm Lundberg, for taking good care of us through the show; and to all the people I played with in the game room, for reminding me that I was at home.


August 1-4, 2019
Indianapolis, IN

Gen Con was crazy and busy! I did the "Steve vs. the World" Ogre game, which went very well and made me late for dinner with Phil Foglio (at which dinner we discussed Eeevil Plans, as we have been doing for so long). I ran a game of TFT for Kickstarter backers, using the 3-D terrain built by Phil Reed and Eric Dow, and they all survived.So did the terrain! I am happy enough with that scenario, Old School Adventure, that I will put it in the next book of TFT adventures.

And I hosted a couple of multi-multiplayer Deadly Doodles games. Those were fun but taught me that a big DD game should not be held in the middle of a crowded room with roleplayers emoting in all directions.

And there was a lot of wandering around, seeing old friends, and having fun. I expect to be back next year.


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