Posts filed under Conventions

GSL 129: ALA Summer 2019 Preview

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 129 Brian Mayer, Genesee Valley BOCES Library Technology Specialist, shares a bit about all of the interesting Games and Gaming activities you can experience at the 2019 ALA Summer Annual in DC. Learn about the Gaming Grove, the Gaming Lounge, ALA Play, and relevant Games and Gaming Roundtable meetings.

 

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on June 11, 2019 and filed under ALA, Conventions.

GSL 128: ShushCon19 Game Reviews

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In Games in Schools and Libraries 128 Donald and Chris review games that were donated for ShushCon 2019.

Donald will be at ALA Summer Annual in DC. Let us know via email or social media if you’ll be there and would like to either play a game or record a segment for the show.

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Games Covered

  • Fate/Fate Accelerated

  • 3 Cheers for Master

  • Cursed Court

  • Renfair

  • Gloom in Space

  • Koi

  • Nevermore

  • Merchants of Araby

  • Between two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

  • 10 Minute Heist

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Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

GSL 122: ShushCon 2019 Debrief

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 122, Donald and Chris talk about their ShushCon experience; what when right and what they hope to improve on next year.

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Story Games Workshop

Check out the Slides

Companies that supported the Workshop

  • Smirk and Laughter - Before there were Stars

  • Hub Games - Untold Adventures Await

  • Atlas Games - Once Upon A Time

  • Brotherwise Games - Call to Adventure

Pharaoh’s Challenge

MAZES The RPG of Dice, Danger, and Dungeons via Kickstarter

Swarmcast Podcast


Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on April 4, 2019 and filed under Conventions.

GSL 118: Con Jobbing

In Games in Schools and Libraries 118 Donald Dennis and Chris Bell talk about the upcoming ShushCon story game workshop, and their experiences at SCARAB 2019.

 
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ShushCon

http://shushcon.com

  • ShushCon Trade Day - March 22, 2019

  • Terrain Making Workshop - Feb 3, 2019

 
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Lock Paper Scissors Reviews

https://lockpaperscissors.co

  • Lost Mummy

  • Escape Room Z

 
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SCARAB

http://www.s-c-a-r-a-b.com/

Hitting conventions to advertise your own gaming events and activities.

RPGs we experienced

  • Dread - the game with Jenga in it.

  • Paranoia - A darkly humorous future.

  • Star Wars RPG - The Plan

  • RPG Pharaoh's Challenge - Era Silence

Vocabulary clarification:
LARP(er) - Live Action Roleplay(er)

The Witch's Pantry Escape Room

 

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

GSL 99: ShushCon 2018 Debrief

Saturday at ShushCon 2018

Saturday at ShushCon 2018

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 99 Donald Dennis and Stephanie Frey discuss the long weekend of ShushCon 2018, including the associated Librarian Training Day they hosted.  

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Librarian Computational Thinking Activity Training

What is computational thinking?

Behold the glory of the Code-A-Pillar

Behold the glory of the Code-A-Pillar

Games & Activities Discussed

Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar
Let's Go Code! Activity Set
Future Coders: Robot Races
Future Coders: Bunny Trails
Code & Go Robot Mouse
Robot Turtles
Roller Coaster Challenge
// Code On the Brink
// Code Rover Control
// Code Robot Repair
Robo Rally
Gravewell
Mechs vs Minions

Lock Paper Scissors - Mummy
Webby's Challenge: a Coding Escape Room by Stephanie Frey. 

Google CS First

 
Great press for ShushCon!

Great press for ShushCon!

ShushCon 2018 Highlights

Many thanks to ShushCon sponsors and especially to Daniel Peterson of Mayday Games.

Magic the Gathering Unstable Booster Draft
Catan Big Game
Pharaoh's Challenge ShushCon Edition
D&D Adventurers League
Pathfinder Society
Savage Worlds
Fate/Fate Acellerated
Dread
Fiasco

Tokens & Badges

Food

Southern Recipe Pork Rinds
Jimmie Johns
Dominos

ShushCon 2019 Registration

https://tinyurl.com/shushcon19

 
Register for ShushCon 2019 today!

Register for ShushCon 2019 today!

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on April 27, 2018 and filed under Conventions, Libraries Ready to Code.

GSL 90: SCARAB 2018

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 90 Donald  Dennis and Stephanie Frey talk about their experiences taking gaming on the road. Over the course of SCARAB 2018, in Columbia SC, Stephanie ran more than 120 people through escape rooms and Donald ran a wide variety of RPGs. The pair also competed in the RPG Pharaoh's Challenge, taking first and second place for Game Mastering excellence.

As you can tell it was a long weekend, and they really hadn't recovered when they recorded this episode. 

You should be able to hear reviews of the Georgetown County Library Escape Rooms on the Swarmcast over the next few weeks. SwarmCastPodcast.com


Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

Our Catan the Big Game session from ShushCon 2017

Our Catan the Big Game session from ShushCon 2017

Posted on January 20, 2018 and filed under Conventions.