Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Erik Evjen

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

Erik Evjen is the Company Founder and Lead Designer for IGRE Publishing, and a freelance writer for EN World's EN5IDER series of articles. 

Erik is also the standing President of the Sandbaggers Game Club of Great Falls, Montana. He has assisted with the running of multiple conventions, such as the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous (Board of Directors), OokkiiSoraCon (Gaming Head), NaguCon Anime Convention (Staff), and AetherCon Online RPG Convention (Fest Hall Coordinator).

At IGRE Publishing Erik is the Lead Developer of Sword Land RPG, a d12-based Roleplaying Game, and is the Lead Writer of "Songs of Ahrea", an ongoing fantasy webcomic based on the Iellos setting he devised.

Erik Evjen is a native of Great Falls, Montana, and a 2013 graduate of the Great Falls College of Technology.

Erik is the founder of IGRE Publishing, an independent tabletop roleplaying game and entertainment imprint which was established in 2013. Erik serves as the Project Manager on all projects that IGRE Publishing undertakes. He is the Lead Designer of IGRE Publishing's Sword Land RPG, a d12-based Fantasy Roleplaying Game. He is also the Creator and Lead Writer of Songs of Ahrea, an ongoing fantasy webcomic based within the Iellos setting he devised for IGRE Publishing projects.

He is the standing President of the Sandbaggers Game Club of Great Falls, Montana. He also has assisted with the running of multiple conventions, such as the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous (Board of Directors), OokkiiSoraCon (Gaming Head), NaguCon Anime Convention (Staff), and AetherCon Online RPG Convention (Fest Hall Coordinator).

In addition to his other work, Erik moonlights as a freelance RPG writer, and is currently writing for EN World for their EN5IDER series of articles. He has also written for Roleplayers Society Publishing (Formerly Ophelia's Shop of Roleplay Specialties).

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/igrepublishing

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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

(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, How to Be a Pro at Any Event, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: James Hayes; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Erik Evjen, James Hayes, Nikki Rossignol

    So you want to be a pro at a convention. Here weíll discuss identifying your skills, marketing yourself, organizing your ideas, meeting deadlines, & fighting the dreaded Imposter Syndrome.

  • moderator Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Dungeons and Dragons IN SPACE!, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Erik Evjen; Panelists: Erik Evjen, Beth Stoops, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Actually, we think any RPG can go to space, if you think it through and consider the setting changes carefully. Letís talk about how to convert your favorite setting into a space-age adventure, replete with aliens, ranks, and super cool tech.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, How the Internet is Transforming Comicdom, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: John Logan; Panelists: Erik Evjen, Tony Gregori, John Logan

    From alternative comics to webcomics, creators are finding new ways to reach and connect with their audience. Forums and social media allow fans to participate in the stories they love, and even create entirely new storylines. How are these changes transforming the comic landscape?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 4:00
  • moderator Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Open World Game Management, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Erik Evjen; Panelists: Erik Evjen, Frog Jones, Molly Lloyd, Frank Pruett

    Did the heroes just ride off with the Orb of Evil instead of putting it back in its reliquary or did they collapse the evil mageís tower, ruining the boss battle? Our experienced GMs will help you deal with running a campaign in an open world where players have more choices in what to and where to go.

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sat 6:00
  • panel Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Better Storytelling in RPGs, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: David Boop, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen

    If good roleplaying is the foundation for excellent storytelling in an RPG, how do you build a game that encourages players to act, but not over-act, and play to their strengths while allowing their weaknesses? Letís explore the basics, and then ask ourselves the big question -- can you tell a good story in the face of metagaming?

  • moderator Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Making Legendary Super Heroes, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Erik Evjen; Panelists: Erik Evjen, Luke Hutson, Dean Keith (Vader)

    How do players go from playing run of the mill superheroes to legendary ones? How do you develop a hero from the time they first gained their powers to when they could protect an entire city?

  • Break Sat 7:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Building the Better Dungeon, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Erik Evjen, Luke Hutson, Frank Pruett

    Is a great dungeon just more of everything that makes a dungeon good (Monsters! Loot! Traps!) or is it a different beast entirely? How does the game world and rules to inform your dungeon and quests, thus creating a more unique and memorable player experience? Is it possible to go overboard, and if so, should you stop?

  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Support for the Indie Author, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Brian Rathbone; Panelists: David Boop, Erik Evjen, Ann Gimpel, Brian Rathbone

    How do find the support you need as an indie author? How do you find talent? Editors? Cover designers? Illustrators? How do you submit to each?

  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Custom Caped Crusaders, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen, Jason A. Holt, Logan Nickel

    Somedays, you donít want to be Superman. You want to discover your powers the way a neophyte super would -- in bits and pieces. Sometimes, as a GM, you want to push your players to really dig down and develop creative uses for their abilities. Letís explore how players and GMs can cooperate to create a powerful group origin story.

  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Open World Game Management, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Erik Evjen, Frank Pruett, Emily Westfall

    Did the heroes just ride off with the Orb of Evil instead of putting it back in its reliquary or did they collapse the evil mageís tower, ruining the boss battle? Our experienced GMs will help you deal with running a campaign in an open world where players have more choices in what to and where to go.

  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Making Money With Your Creativity, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Valhalla's Workbench ; Panelists: Valhalla's Workbench , Nina Alviar, Erik Evjen, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol

    Have you ever wondered how to successfully make a income from your hobby or craft? Join several professionals who will tell you what you need to know!

  • moderator Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, New Horizons in Roleplay, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Erik Evjen; Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen, Emily Westfall

    When youíve looted the dungeons and slayed the dragons, and yet your hunger for adventure is unsatisfied, itís time to look into new realms. Whatís out there? Whatís the best way to get a fresh start on a new system? But, most importantly, how do you talk your friends into it?

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Sun 7:00
  • panel Sun 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Birth of a Game, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Beth Stoops; Panelists: Erik Evjen, Jason A. Holt, Beth Stoops

    How does an idea become a game? How does the game get published? Get tips developing a game from the concept to publishing and selling.

  • Break Sun 7:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Self Publishing Primer, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Brian Rathbone; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Erik Evjen, Danielle Lincoln Hanna, Brian Rathbone

    Thinking about self publishing but don't know where to start? In this panel, our panelists will give a quick overview of how to get started self publishing--from options available to the best software to get the job done. We'll quickly cover it all!

  • Break Mon 10:50 - Mon 2:00
  • panel Mon 2:00 - 2:50 PM, The Moral Pendulum, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Carol Berg; Panelists: Carol Berg, LJ Bonham, Brenda Carre, Erik Evjen

    Real people have real flaws, which often means they swing from one end of the spectrum to the other (even if only in their minds). How can you make your characters their best through hiding and revealing this moral pendulum?