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Protospiel North Announcement

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PROTOSPIEL NORTH @ HAMMERCON III - Hamilton, Ontario - November 4 & 5, 2011

Calling all game designers - near and far!

The next Protospiel event to take place in Canada is going to happen at Hammercon III this fall. Dubbed 'Protospiel North', it will be a gathering of game designers coming together to play each other's prototypes, and in the process, giving each other invaluable feedback.

In addition, there will be a round-table discussion on Saturday covering all aspects of the hobby game industry. Will Niebling (CEO of Elfinwerks Publishing), Ross Fleming (CEO of Lion Rampant Distributors & Tartan Grizzly Publishing) and Francois Valentyne (designer of Ticket to Ride: Legendary Asia) will be answering any and all questions about designing games, creating prototypes, play-testing, dealing with publishers, self-publishing, manufacturing, distribution and retail sales.

Those who are unfamiliar with the original Protospiel event held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, every year, should visit the website for more information.

Pre-registration is currently underway at the Hammercon III site. Interested designers will need to register for the convention and also register any games that they want to bring to the table.

On Friday night, Protospiel North will kick off with an open-table session that is only for pre-registered designers. On Saturday, the open-table session continues with the addition of non-designer attendees who are interested in being play-testers. Also on Saturday, designers can run their games as scheduled events. This will help attendees coordinate playing prototypes with other scheduled games they are interested in.

For more information, please read the Protospiel North FAQ and Protospiel North News at the Hammercon III site.

Protospiel North is being organized and run by Francois Valentyne, BGG user:oize. If you have any questions or suggestions, please post them there or contact Francois via

You can never do too much play-testing!
...see you in November.

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