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Saturday, October 29 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Genesis of Game Design

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Getting from conception to delivery of a game.


Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF)—brand manager and lead writer/designer for the Savage Rifts product line for Pinnacle Entertainment—has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. He's worked on Star Wars, World of Darkness, Champions, and many other game lines. He created Shaintar for Savage Worlds and wrote the Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible. He's the... Read More →


Fred Poutre

Fred Poutre splits his time between game design, and mathematics teacher/tutor. He recently moved to the Denver metro area and found a position with Denver Public Schools teaching math, as well as a private tutoring position in Castle Rock. He designs games for Cloven Fruit Games. Fred takes games to conventions and store for demonstrations for Cloven Fruit Games. When not working at one of these jobs, Fred enjoys spending time with his wife... Read More →

Layman Kingsford

Layman Kingsford is the founder and lead designer for Cheeky Dingo Games—publisher of the ElfQuest® Adventure Game, HouseBoy the Board Game™, Drag Show the Contentious Drinking Game™, Living Starship™ and the Dog Walker Board Game™.

Ross Watson

Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer and author. He is the managing director of Evil Beagle Games and has been involved in many gaming projects over the years including Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, and Savage Rifts. He's penned the narrative for three video games and crafts short fiction on the side. He's been an independent game awards judge, IP management consultant, and instructor for game design.

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson. Adventurer, wizard, bovine hypnotist, billionaire playboy… all things he’d like to be if/when he grows up. He’d also like to control physics with his mind. (Wouldn't we all?) He works as part of the development team on Star Command: Galaxies, and has released several solo games for iOS & Android—Paths of Tzalar, Extreme Dog Sculptor, and Scooter Magrew. Tim is a radio host/producer on Master Control... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor