Academia / Game Designer / Panelist Guest / Writer
Christina Stiles is a tabletop RPG publisher and freelancer from South Carolina. She writes some fiction, too. She teaches courses about games at Winthrop University.
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
How can you game with kids? Join us to talk about the challenges you might come across when gaming with children and how you might overcome them.
Panelists: Tyrell Gephardt, Phillip Hollecker, Barrett Huddleston, David "Oak" Rice, Stevo the Gutter Nerd, Christina Stiles
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G
Some characters spring forth, fully realized as Athena. Others might be throwaways, or that guy who annoyed you in high school. Panelists share tips and techniques for keeping characters real and memorable.
Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Carolyn Kay, vickey malone kennedy, Shayla Raquel, Christina Stiles, Craig Wolf
Tracks: Writing & Publication
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2
Got a great idea for a tabletop role playing game, but not sure where to begin? D20 game writer Christina Stiles talks creating around gameplay mechanics, collective worldbuilding, establishing lore, play testing, publishing and more in this game writer's workshop. Limit 11 participants.
Panelists: Christina Stiles
Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publication
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B
D&D was first published in 1974, making it a venerable 45 years old. How has it changed over the years? How is it stronger than ever these days? Do you remember the "Satanic Panic" of the 80s? And what about that Tom Hanks movie?
Panelists: Magician Michael Corley, Dennis McDonald, Rook Riley, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles, Karen Thrower
Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment
Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium
Join panelists in the hotel breakfast area for intimate conversation. BYO coffee, please.
Panelists: Mark Alfred, Kevin J. Anderson, Julie Barrett, Blair Bartlett, Mitzi Bartlett, Rachel Caine, Peri Charlifu, Michael Cross, Pete Dixon, Dan Erickson, Rhonda Eudaly, Dara Fogel, Ph.D. Tyrell Gephardt, Sally Hamilton, Teddy Harvia, James Hollaman, Phillip Hollecker, Mike Kloepfer, William Leaf, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Lee Moody, Harold Neal, Cary Osborne, Ted Pennella, Matthew Price, Jeff Provine, Marguerite Reed, Rook Riley, Ann Shelby, Bradley H. Sinor, Sue Sinor, Tommy B. Smith, Christina Stiles, Brian Trent, Laura J. Underwood, Melanie Unruh, Craig Wolf
Tracks: General Interest, Food & Drink
Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
There are charms (magic anyone can use with the right chant); invocations (getting a demon or the like to do it for you); and innate magic (it’s part of the magician). Does all magic have the same limits or are the limits flexible? Which is the easiest to use in your story?
Panelists: Linda L. Donahue, A. Lee Martinez, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Adrian Simmons, Christina Stiles, Laura J. Underwood
Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy