Steve Jackson's Appearances
Want to meet Steve? Here's a list of conventions he's attending, as well as other events where you can find him and say hello.
Our other staff members make appearances, too – click here for a complete list.
February 22-24, 2019
I plan to visit the railroad museum and play Car Wars. Not at the same time. More info soon.
August 15-19, 2019
I will have the great privilege of being one of the Guests of Honour at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Dublin, Ireland.
The other GoHs e Bill and Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
This is the first time that a Worldcon has selected a game designer as a GoH, and I am both humbled and excited!
June 13-17, 2018
I will be at Origins. We'll have our own room and a large crew. Things to look forward to include:
• Demonstrations of Triplanetary, and MAYBE an actual release.
• Demonstrations of Melee and Wizard from The Fantasy Trip.
• A "me against the world" Ogre event, where I play on ten or a dozen boards at once.
• Both learn-to-play and draft events for the Munchkin CCG.
• Maybe – no promises yet – some previews of the new Car Wars.
August 17-20, 2017
I was at all four days of Gen Con this year. Very, very good convention, fun and busy. They sold out before the doors opened and the halls were full (but not impassable). I really have no criticisms at all. Everything was excellent.
We ran the Munchkin Tavern again, and I did a signing there on Saturday night. The Tavern went very well – the only problem was that we underestimated demand for the special Tavern goody box, and ran out Friday evening!
And I enjoyed the They Might Be Giants concert.
I watched the eclipse from the airport on Monday afternoon, and played a game on one of the game tables that Gen Con had thoughtfully sponsored at the airport. A classy touch!
June 30-July 2, 2017
Chattanooga's a great city, and I always have a good time at LibertyCon. This one, number XXX, was no exception. I ran demos of three unpublished games and they all went well. I also played Ogre and Munchkin – I won my Ogre games but got beaten like a drum at Munchkin. So it goes.
And I had dinner with Jason "PK" Levine, who lives nearby, and we ate great sushi and schemed about upcoming GURPS releases.
But I don't pay my own way to LC just to do business and demo games. I also get to socialize, meet other pros, and generally have more "fan" experience than I normally get at a convention. I attended the Baen Books dinner, rekindled some old acquaintances, and met some new people. I got to see a lot of programming, including Dr. Stephanie Osborn's entertaining and scary report on the New Madrid fault system (midcontinent and just as ominous as San Andreas – look it up.) I toured the parties. And I got to spend some time chatting with two of my favorite authors, David Weber and John Ringo (who was Literary GoH).
The charity auction is always a highlight of LC. This year two Munchkin card appearances went for $800 each, benefiting the Hatcher Foundation, which fights childhood cancer.
If a fun Chattanooga event sounds like your cup of tea, watch their site at libertycon.org. The date and location for the 2018 event are not set, but when they are, it's likely to sell out even faster than this one did.
August 4, 2016
I was at Gen Con for Thursday only. I signed and imbibed in the Munchkin Tavern, hung out in our booth, and checked out the show floor. I got to say hi to Randy Milholland, Howard and Sandra Tayler, Rob and Linda Balder, Phil and Victor Foglio, Bill Fawcett, and a lot of others. Had breakfast with the PSI team and dinner with John Kovalic, and many good evil things were plotted.
Gen Con was huge this year. That show just continues to grow, and we'll continue to come with a big presence.
July 8-10, 2016
I'm going back to LibertyCon in 2016, because 2015 was so good, it just seemed like the thing to do. Lots of friendly people, fans and guests alike; a fine program and an excellent art show that got its fair share of my money; a traincar hotel room and a dinner train ride (let me stress that the hotel room itself did not go on the train ride); great backup from our local MIBs; and the excellent city of Chattanooga for a background.
See their site at www.libertycon.org for the very impressive guest list.