Rob McDonell (Illuminati Rob)

MisCon 30 Panel Volunteer

I am the Chief Executive Officer of FanNexus, and Vice-President of nerDNA LLC, a Fannish convention and convention/event management corporation, respectively. Mega gaming enthusiast, retired infantryman from the U.S. Army, husband and father. I love my life, and I
love how fandom has been an integral part of making me who I am today! I feel that fandom contributes to our growth as a society in a meaningful and profound way, and this is why I live a significant part of my life as a member of fandom. I believe in fandom so much so, I went so far as to get married to my lovely wife here at MisCon, in 2014 at her request, and happily so!

I am the Chief Executive Officer of FanNexus, and Vice-President of nerDNA LLC, a Fannish convention and convention/event management corporation, respectively. Mega gaming enthusiast, retired infantryman from the U.S. Army, husband and father. I love my life, and I love how fandom has been an integral part of making me who I am today! I feel that fandom contributes to our growth as a society in a meaningful and profound way, and this is why I live a significant part of my life as a member of fandom. I believe in fandom so much so, I went so far as to get married to my lovely wife here at MisCon, in 2014 at her request, and happily so! I believe that fandom helps bridge the gap between science-fiction and science-fact (as one of many genres of fandom) because the unabashed imagination, creativity, and hope that fandom generates pierces the constraints that humanity shackles itself with on a daily basis.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

Key: panel=On a Panel moderator=Moderating game=GMing

(Tentative)

  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, GMing for Different Player Styles, Madison
    Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Justin Farrington, Rob McDonell (Illuminati Rob)

    Powergamer. Dungeoneer. Tactician. Thespian. Slayer. Bully. Despot. There are many different player types, and working them into a cohesive group can be tricky, especially if you want everyone to have fun. We’ll discuss how to manage different players types and make sure everyone gets their day in the sun and has fun.

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Hurry up, the Weight is Killing Me, Madison
    Panelists: Erik Evjen, Justin Farrington, Rob McDonell (Illuminati Rob)

    Do we need to know how much weight a large sack can hold? Does it matter? When do rules hamper play? How much detail is required, and when does it inhibit the game for the players?

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 5:50 PM, Criminal Investigation For Storytellers, Montana Boardroom
    Panelists: Rob McDonell (Illuminati Rob)

    Rob McDonell will draw on his 5.5 years and 732 arrests as a Bail Enforcement Agent in this technical presentation of criminal investigations in the field of bail enforcement. He will cover the investigative bail enforcement field with detailed analysis focused on the legal system, fugitives, investigative process, and arrest. He will provide a detailed understanding of the field for authors to use in their writing. Detailed Q&A will follow the presentation.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Designing an RPG Economy, Montana Boardroom
    Panelists: Rob McDonell (Illuminati Rob)

    Basic economic factors lead to and compel intriguing campaign developments. Learn to use a simple economic model to develop the rudimentary aspects of an RPG economy to implement into your game world. It will enhance your campaigns for years to come!


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