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We are absolutely thrilled to announce our second #conpulsion2020 guest: James Sutter. We hope you’re excited as we are to have him! James L. Sutter is a co-creator of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games. For thirteen years, he worked as a game designer and editor at Paizo Publishing, starting out on Dungeon magazine and eventually becoming both the Starfinder Creative Director and Pathfinder’s Executive Editor. He’s written a wealth of tabletop gaming supplements—most recently an expanded gazetteer of Baldur’s Gate for Dungeons & Dragons’ Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus—as well as video games such as Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Castle Creeps Tower Defense, and the new Starfinder Alexa audio RPG from Amazon. In addition, he’s the author of the novels Death’s Heretic and The Redemption Engine, plus comic books, short stories, and essays in such publications as Lightspeed and Clarkesworld. You can find him online at jameslsutter.com or on Twitter at @jameslsutter. #pathfinder #starfinder #rpg #tabletop #edinburgh #dnd #familydayout
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We’re excited to announce that our friends @murphys_vault will be joining us at #conpulsion2020 in April! Murphy’s Vault is a tabletop gaming store in Edinburgh, Scotland which focus on a community-driven gaming experience for TCGs, RPGs, Wargaming and Board Games. We’ve hosted some of the largest MTG events in Scotland and support social media communities for over 800 local players over the last 4 years. #murphysvault #edinburghgaming #ttrpg #scottishgaming #tabletopgames #tcgs #wargaming #gamingcommunity
The Conpulsion organisers are delighted to announce The Empower Project as our chosen charity to support for Conpulsion Flame 2020.
The Empower Project is an Edinburgh-based feminist organisation that support communities to lead the change against gender-based violence in the digital age.
Founded in 2017, they are a small organisation with a national mandate. They are an Edinburgh-based charity that work to support local communities. Their recent work on tech abuse has covered problems that are very widespread, such as harassment and cyberbullying, as well as issues that legislation and law enforcement are still getting to grips with, such as cyber flashing, doxxing, and revenge porn. We acknowledge that these are serious issues which women and non-binary folx in particular face, especially within the gaming community. We hope our contribution can help the organisation grow and have a larger impact, and we can learn from the example they set how to make our community more inclusive and fair.
We contacted Emily Beever, the Chair of The Empower Project, who said, “We are delighted to be working with GEAS and Conpulsion, combining forces to address discrimination within the gaming community. We work with young people across Scotland, listening to their experiences of tech and online abuse and how this has a real impact on their daily lives. GEAS and Conpulsion are dedicated to making positive change for its members and we are excited to start this journey with them.”
We look forward to supporting the outstanding work that they do at the 2020 edition of Conpulsion.
The fire begins to take hold. It is small now, little more than a dream, a vision, but it will grow. Will you help it? If you are an artist, trader, game maker/publisher, tournament organiser, mega game organiser or anyone related to tabletop gaming who think you would make a good pannelist and if you are at all interested in being a guest at Conpulsion from the 3rd – 5th of April 2020, then email Conpulsion@gmail.com
If not? Then wait here around this spark and watch it grow. More updates will follow soon.