Jason A. Holt

MisCon 30 Panel Volunteer

Jason writes books and works in the board game industry. He helped design the English-language word list for Codenames, which won the 2016 Spiel des Jahres. He co-authored the rule book for Alchemists, which won the 2015 Essen Feather, a prize for best board game rule book. Jason has also worked on rule books for Galaxy Trucker, Space Alert, Dungeon Lords, and every other game ever published by Czech Games Edition. On the digital side of CGE, he writes and translates the character dialogues for the Galaxy Trucker app.

When he's not working on games, he writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels..com.

Jason graduated from Big Sky High School and somehow ended up in the
Czech Republic, where he learned enough Czech to work for a computer
game developer.

When he returned to Montana, he was able to get a job translating
board games, thanks to the miracle of the internet. He has worked on
every game ever published by Czech Games Edition, including Galaxy
Trucker, Space Alert, and Dungeon Lords. When he's not translating, he
writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels.

You can find out more about Jason at jasonaholt.com.
To learn more about Edgewhen, visit edgewhen.com.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • game Sat 10:00 - 4:50 PM, Try a New Board Game, Tables: 32 Room: Elk's Ballroom, 33 Room: Real Lounge
    GM(s): Jason A. Holt

    Walk in, sit down, and learn how to play a new board game. Jason A.
    Holt from Czech Games Edition
    will be on hand to teach people how to play Galaxy Trucker,
    Tash-Kalar, and many
    other board games. You can even play Adrenaline and Codenames:
    Pictures, games so new they
    haven't come out yet. No sign-up necessary. Just come in, pick a game,
    and learn to play.

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Self-Published Writers Roundtable, Gallatin
    Moderator: Brian Rathbone; Panelists: Jason A. Holt, Meradeth Houston, Brian Rathbone, April White

    MisCon is lucky to host several outstanding self-published authors. Join many of them for an informal discussion about all things self-publishing.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Fiction Slam Readings, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Moderator: L.F. Patten (Laurey); Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Jason A. Holt, L.F. Patten (Laurey)

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work. This hour:
    1300: Jason Holt
    1320: Laurey Patten
    1340: Maggie Bonham

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Fair Coin, Gallatin
    Moderator: Steve Diamond; Panelists: Steve Diamond, Jason A. Holt, Dean Wells

    What's the currency in your favorite fantasy world? How does it work? Is it gold or silver? Technology or magic power? Or perhaps just good old Rishathra? And how do you create an economy for your own books and stories?

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