You Can Test a Brand New Card Game & Get Credited for It!

Every card game from Magic: The Gathering to Munchkin couldn’t have entered the gaming world without abundant testing. Now, you personally have the opportunity to test out a brand new card game before it even comes out–and get credited for it!

Nestled inside the board game room, you will find Dan Palmer and Martin Brandt’s upcoming card game “Dead Future,” based on their webcomic of the same name. Palmer explained that they will be welcoming testers for the game throughout the weekend and, if they provide their name on an accompanying survey, will be given credit once the game is released.

“It’s an apocalyptic battle royale for 2 players,” Palmer said, when asked to describe it.

Palmer went on to say that there are already plans for future expansions, including a possible board game. Not only will expansions be able to fold into the original game (thus reducing the cost to gamers), but they also will have the ability to change the entire direction or plot of Dead Future entirely.

Dead Future plans to hold a Kickstarter in January and is hoping for a Spring 2015 rollout. Check out Raven Warren Studios’ website for more information.


Intervention 5 First Round of Guest Announcements

David Pescovitz
Photo by: Ransom & Mitchell (http://ransommitchell.com)

Intervention 5 is happy to announce that we’ve posted online our first round of guests for this year’s event. Blogger/Journalist David Pescovitz will be at the event this year to talk about his work in blogging for BoingBoing as well as looking ahead at future tech that will have impact on the Maker movement.

We are also happy to announce that Pete Abrams, creator of the comic Sluggy Freelance will be returning to the event this year. We will also have Jonathan Rosenberg, creator of the comics Scenes From a Multiverse and Goats at the event as well.

More guests will be announced soon!


Guest Spotlight: Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells is appearing at Intervention for the 3rd time.

Wells, along with fellow Intervention guest Shaenon K. Garrity, is responsible for the webcomic Skin Horse. The comic, which began in 2007, is currently collected into three anthologies, all of which are available at Wells’ and Garrity’s table in the Artist’s Alley.


Video spotlight: Pete Abrams

Our Intervention vlogger Jennifer Logue spoke with the always-awesome Pete Abrams about Sluggy Freelance, his panels, and why he loves coming back to Intervention every year.


Guest Spotlight: Simon Ladd

Intervention is excited to welcome artist and bad video enthusiast Simon Ladd.

Ladd is probably best known as the co-host of the panel Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos, which has appeared at anime and other fandom conventions up and down the East Coast.

A convention veteran, Ladd is the creator of the webcomic Conventional Wisdom, which pokes fun at convention culture. His other work includes the sci-fi comedy webcomic Far Out There.

While Ladd will be taking a break from panel hosting during Intervention, he promises that he will be scouring the convention for new webcomic material.

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