Schedule

12pm
Doors open


12pm – 5:30pm
Open gaming


6pm – 7:30pm
“Brain Candy: Inspiration and Ideas” with Erica Hayes-Bouyouris

Ever wonder how some people’s minds never seem to stop generating ideas? You may think you have to be born creative, but you can in fact train yourself to be a brainstorming machine full of inspirations and ideas; you just have to learn how. Creativity CAN be learned, and with practice, becomes natural and reflexive.

In this presentation, board game designer Erica Hayes-Bouyouris will talk about the different approaches and beliefs about creativity before getting into how to enhance your own. All are welcome to stay after the presentation for a workshop to find out how to unlock your own creativity and get those ideas flowing.

Erica is an elementary school teacher by day, and a board game designer by night. She has two games currently released; Roar from IDW and Ink Monsters with Albino Dragon, both co-designed with Daryl Andrews. Erica has two more Kickstarters scheduled for this year with Renegade Game Studio, and Grand Gamers Guild, and more games contracted to come in the future.

Erica is the co-host of the Meeple Syrup show, a show about board game design and publishing. Erica is also one of the Directors for the charity Path of Play, which raises money for Autism support, donating games to therapy centres, and subsidizing autism therapy for families in need.

 


7:45pm – 8:30pm
Games showcase 1


8:45pm – 9:30pm
Games showcase 2


9:30pm – 12am
Open gaming


12am – late
ProtoTO After Party (Details TBD)

 

9am
Doors open


9:30am
Raffle draw A


10am – 1pm
Playtesting Session 1


1pm – 2pm
Break/Open Gaming


2pm – 5pm
Playtesting Session 2


5pm – 6pm
Break/Open Gaming


6pm – 9pm
Playesting Session 3


9:15pm
Raffle draw B


9:15pm – 12am
Open gaming


12am – late
ProtoTO After Party (Details TBD)

 

9am
Doors open


9:30am
Raffle draw C


10am – 1pm
Playtesting Session 4


1pm – 2pm
Break/Open Gaming


2pm – 5pm
Playtesting Session 5


5:10pm
Closing Remarks


5:15pm
Raffle draw D