Programming

Programming

ConFABulous offers a single high quality track of programming of interest to LGBTQ+ fans of fantasy and science fiction, comics, horror, and gaming. Here is a list of panel topics that have been proposed for ConFABulous 2021:

  • How did you get your gaming fix during the pandemic? What worked and what didn’t? What are you going to keep doing that you started in the pandemic?
  • What’s queer and good in the new TV series, including Picard (second season), Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time, Foundation Trilogy, Black Widow, and more!
  • What have you read over the last year? The North Country Gaylaxians Book Club has continued to read an LGBTQ+ SF/F book every month, and we know that a lot of people have stepped up their reading and participation in virtual book clubs. What have you read, and was it good?
  • Show off games you’d like to play… and then maybe play it here? Bring a game you like to this popular panel, and show it off, and share why it’s cool. It’s an opportunity to learn about games you may not have heard before, recently fulfilled Kickstarters, and more! You might decide to PLAY one of these games right at the convention after seeing it!
  • Ask A DM: Level-Up Time! Our ever-popular panel in which people talk about their experiences as dungeonmasters/gamemasters, and answer people’s questions about how to offer engaging and effective roleplaying experiences. 

Would you like to be on one of these panels? Do you have a great idea for a panel? Email John at programming@confabulous.org!

 


Our 2021 programming is not yet available, but you can take a look at the virtual programing from 2020 to get an idea of what to expect.

Cartoons: Not Like Saturday Morning Used to Be

1:30PM - 2:30PM

Panelists: Kathryn Sullivan, Larry Sanderson

A panel about the cartoons The Legend of Korra, Steven Universe, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and The Owl House.

Watch Replay on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pOpHtsn36R8

More Queer Trek: Discovery, Picard, and the Lower Decks

3PM - 4PM

Panelists: John Till, Lyda Morehouse, Erik Mornes, B.C. Holmes

Discuss the new, the queer, the exciting in the new Star Trek.

Watch Replay on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HYvq7st8ad0

Ask a DM/GM Panel

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Panelists: Don Kaiser, Chris Severin

Our celebrated Ask Me Anything panel on gamemastering.

Watch Replay on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Dglf_NnF-dw

Queer Gaming Groups

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Panelists: John Till, Don Kaiser

What is it like, how is it different to run all-LGBTQ gaming groups? Have you had that experience?

Watch Replay on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RQpMGmz2Hw0

Improv Exercises for Writers, Gamemasters, and Other World-Builders

8PM - 9PM

Panelists: James Satter

Workshop with improvisational exercises participants can use to enhance brainstorming and creative-thinking, particularly for those involved in creative writing and world-building in RPGs. No acting experience needed. 8 persons max per session.

Watch Replay on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gUNWuvipM1k

Reading to Survive the Pandemic; Survive by Reading!

9:30PM - 10:30PM

Panelists: Jason Tucker, Joe Agee, and interested others

A round robin Zoom session discussion of what you've been reading during the pandemic.

Watch Replay on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BbS_UBaU-js