April and May Events – Fundraisers!

April and May return Aes: Brass Revolution to activity, ending our 2 month break.

HavenCon

From April 22-24, we’ll be at HavenCon! We’re helping to run Tabletop (and we’ve pitched in with scheduling). Aes: Brass Revolution sessions will be happening all weekend. It’s version 8’s big premiere!

The big centerpiece? A fundraiser for TransLifeLine! Taking place Saturday, April 23rd at 7 PM, the event will be something new: an audience driven RPG session. We’ve expanded beyond the $1 re-rolls used for Extra Life and introduced a means for the audience to influence the world the players inhabit. We’re hoping we can add to the money HavenCon has already raised for TLL. Players include DJ Sephi Hakubi, RainFay (head of Ooples’ Anime Club), and EB Roxas (Austin indie game developer).

Speaking of Extra Life, we’ve formed Team HavenCon! This will be the second year HavenCon has sponsored a team for Game Day. We’ll post more about it later, but it’s on November 5th and we have two stores on board: Ooples Anime and Wonko’s Toys and Games! We’ll be promoting the team at HavenCon by routing people to the Extra Life booth and getting them to sign up.

International Tabletop Day

The week after HavenCon, we’ll be at Ooples Anime in Austin for International Tabletop Day! It’s Saturday, April 30th from noon to midnight with tons of games.

What sets the Ooples event apart from the others? We’ll be fundraising for the Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX). This is an incredibly important organization. With baseless accusations, false arrests, and wrongful convictions on the rise, IPTX stands for people the system has tried to destroy to offer them hope. The executive director and deputy director will both be there to collect donations and join in, making it a great chance to meet people who work for justice and liberty everyday.

We’ll also have a presence in San Antonio. Through GamExpo, we’ll be sending materials for them to distribute to participants at their event. It’s always great to support gaming cons.

ChupacabraCon

Lastly, we have another con! May 13-15 in Round Rock, ChupacabraCon is a great local gaming con. We’ll be running 4 sessions of Aes there: 1 on Friday, 2 on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday. This will be a great weekend where we get to hang out with other game developers. The feedback we’ll receive should go a long way toward version 9.

After this, our next con isn’t until July. We’ll be using the time to get version 9 together, as well as finish the first iteration of the Expanse for testers. Anime Austin, ArmadilloCon, Anime Overload, San Japan, and RealmsCon are the current cons on the list.

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Spring and Summer Conventions

We’re making plans for our next round of cons to feature Aes. Here are what we have so far:

HavenCon
When: April 22 – 24, 2016
Where: Austin, TX

We’ll be running the tabletop room for HavenCon! There will be several RPG’s there, but Aes will be run the entire weekend. There’s even a special event planned for Saturday evening – more on that later.

ChupacabraCon
When: May 13 – 15, 2016
Where: Austin, TX

This one is tentative until we get final confirmation on the game times, but we’ve submitted four games to run during the con. Hopefully we get to do some of them.

Comicpalooza
When: June 17 – 19, 2016
Where: Houston, TX

We’ve been invited to participate in the Indie Game Alley at Comicpalooza this year. We’re still debating if we can afford it, but if so, we will attend.

Anime Austin
When: July 15 – 17, 2016
Where: Austin, TX

We’ve been invited by the owner to participate in the tabletop room and demo Aes. We will likely be attending and submitting panels.

ArmadilloCon
When: July 29 – 31, 2016
Where: Austin, TX

Game submissions aren’t up yet, but when they are we’ll be submitting to attend this SF and gaming con.

Anime Overload
When: August 5 – 7, 2016
Where: Austin, TX

Tabletop isn’t very large at AO, but we’ll likely submit some panels.

Extra Life 2015

Aes: Brass Revolution will be part of the 24-hour Tabletop Game Day event for Extra Life this year! Hosted at Wonko’s, this will be the biggest tabletop event in Austin on that day. We’re honored to be taking part and helping to raise money for Dell Children’s in Austin. They’re looking to get ROSA, a robotic surgery tool to perform complex operations on young kids.

We’ll be running a series of one-shots for Extra Life for the entire 24-hour period (or as long as we can stay awake). The event is all ages, so stop on by and bring the family along. There won’t be a tabletop event this big until next year!

Details:

Where: Wonko’s Toys and Games, 13776 N Highway 183, Ste 116, Austin, Texas 78750

When: 11/7 Saturday 8 AM – 11/8 Sunday 8 AM

Who: HavenCon, Wonko’s, Extra Life, Steve Jackson Games, the Communi-cast, and more!

HavenCon’s Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651126975144497/

Aes’s Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1049597945090915/