WashingCon is excited to announce the roster of our special guest designers for WashingCon 2017. Our guests span the world of tabletop and roleplaying games and have worked with publishers such a Fantasy Flight Games, GMT Games, Plaid Hat Games, and Gamewright Games. As with last year’s event, WashingCon attendees will have a chance to meet and interact with all of these special guests and demo their games in some cases. Our roster of guest designers will include:
Sam Bailey: Samuel W. Bailey is a professional board game designer and writer. He previously worked at Fantasy Flight Games, where he worked with many successful game lines including Forbidden Stars, Elder Sign, Mansions of Madness, Star Wars: Imperial Assault, Talisman, and X-COM. His newest game is Deep: Enemy Frontiers, coming soon from Leder Games.
Keith Baker: Keith is a game designer, RPG author, and fantasy novel writer. He has won an Origins Award twice, first in 2004 for Best Roleplaying Game Supplement as part of the team for the Eberron campaign setting, then again in 2005 for Traditional Card Game of the Year for Gloom, published by Atlas Games. He recently released the card-based RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command.
Ross Cowman: Ross is an award-winning game and RPG designer and owner of Heart of the Deernicorn, a publishing company based in Olympia, Washington. His design credits include Serpent's Tooth, Life on Mars, and Fall of Magic. He has taught workshops and been a panelist at Gamestorm and PAX prime.
Miranda Evarts: Miranda Evarts is the designer of Sleeping Queens from Gamewright Games, which she designed at the age of six with her family in 2003. She'll be showing her game in the family area.
Jon Gilmour: Jon Gilmour is a professional game designer living in Ohio. He is most well-known for co-designing Dead of Winter. He is also the designer of many recent and upcoming releases such as Dinosaur Island and Wasteland Express Delivery Service, both by Pandasaurus Games.
Bruce Glassco: Bruce is a college professor and game designer living in the Charlottesville area. He is the designer of Betrayal at House on the Hill as well as the upcoming game Fantasy Realms.
Susan McKinley Ross: Susan McKinley Ross is a game designer with over ten published games to her credit, including Qwirkle. In 2006, Susan won the Spiel des Jahres, the most famous game design award in the world, for Qwirkle. Susan is the only female designer to ever to have won this award.
Jason Matthews: Jason is a game designer who lives in the DC area. He is the designer of the number three rated game of all time, Twilight Struggle, as well as the designer of several other games such as 1989: The Dawn of Freedom, and Founding Fathers. His newest game is Sola Fide: The Reformation.
If you want to meet these designers, purchase your tickets here. WashingCon would like to thank all of our special guests for coming to this year’s convention and supporting our community.