Dennis McDonald

Dennis McDonald is the product of being raised during the 60s on a diet of late-night monster movies, science-fiction novels, comic books, and Creepy magazine. Blessed with an overabundance of imagination, he is driven to write flights of fantasy, horror, and role-playing-game madness. Currently, he is the author of five books: 13 Nightmares, Ebon Moon, Undead Flesh, Oathbearer, and his Adventure Maximum RPG game-system rules.

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5:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Mapping Out Magic

Making sense of how a magic system works. What are the limits of magic in a fantasy world? How do those boundaries enrich the story?

Moderator: Julia S. Mandala

Panelists: Julia S. Mandala, David Carrico, J.H. Fleming, Carolyn Kay, Dennis McDonald, Bradley H Sinor

Tracks: Fantasy, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing

7:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Literary Beers

Join panelists in the hotel lounge for lively conversation. BYO beverages, please.

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett, La Blanke, Brook Bullock, Charles Dane Clark, Dr Paisley, Phillip Drayer Duncan, J.H. Fleming, Tim Frayser, Caleb Haldane, Nick Johnson, Bekah June, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Dennis McDonald, Paula Helm Murray, Pigeon, Alan J Porter, James Simpson, Bradley H Sinor, Sue Sinor, A C Smart, Stevo the Gutter Nerd, ET Wardwell, Steven E. Wedel, Mario Wytch

Tracks: General Interest, Writing & Publishing, Meetup, Food & Drink

11:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

They're Literally Fireballing Everything: RPG Game Management

DMs and longtime players offer advice on managing difficult campaigns, problematic personalities, deficient RP interactions, and wacky game mechanics for a richer roleplaying-game experience for all. Topics include communication skills, kinds of players, catering to players and DMs alike, as well as essential Session 0 discussion points and campaign check-ins.

Moderator: Dennis McDonald

Panelists: Dennis McDonald, Joshua Cook, Lyde Van Hoy, Chaz Kemp, Seth Skorkowsky, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Gaming

Noon | Location: Noble

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: J.H. Fleming

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Dennis McDonald, Ted Pennella, Rie Sheridan Rose

Tracks: Writing & Publishing