Design Mechanism’s Lawrence Whitaker (‘Loz’) – author of numerous RPG books over the years, and co-author of RuneQuest 6 – will be there, running a couple of RQ6 games: a Luther Arkwright adventure in the morning, and a Mythic Britain adventure in the evening. I highly recommend playing in one of Lawrence’s games if you have the chance, as he is a superb Game Master. I know this from experience, having played in a couple of his campaigns (one set in the Young Kingdoms and one set in Mythic Britain) over the years, as well as few shorter adventures from time to time.
Also running a few games of Empire of the Petal Throne is James Maliszewski, the fellow who used to write the Grognardia blog. I have to confess that I’m a bit surprised to see Maliszewski as one of the Con’s VIPs, given how his ‘Dwimmermount’ kickstarter turned out. I was not interested in, and hence did not back, ‘Dwimmermount.’ And I only casually followed the massive disaster that it became. But my impression is that there were, and presumably still are, many within the ‘old school’ community who feel that they were badly burned by his abandonment of that project. Perhaps, though, all that is water under the bridge now? (I have no idea.)
In any case, OSCon should be good fun. I took part in the second one (summer of 2012, I believe), during which I ran a Call of Cthulhu game. I won’t be running a game this time around, but I look forward to playing in a couple.