Thursday, December 2, 2021

Crafter Con is The Game Crafter's very own game design convention. Its focus is on education to make you a better game designer. It features a track of seminars and workshops with industry experts. As well as a play testing room where you can work out some kinks with other designers 1 on 1.


Time Title Presenter
8am Registration opens
9am Pitching To Publishers Brett Myers and Nick Bently
10am Designing Vaccuform Trays Dan Cunningham
11am Playtesters: Your Secret Weapon in a Changing Market Nicole Fende
Noon Lunch break On your own
1:30pm 3D Printing For Game Design Dave Garacci
2:30pm TBD Jay Little
3:30pm Laser Cutting For Game Design Marcin Zarycki
4:30pm Building an Audience Andrew Lowen
6pm Dinner break On your own

During the main schedule, there will also be a separate room open and set up for play testing. So if you are not interested in one of the seminars or workshops you always have something to do. This room will remain open until midnight.

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Session Descriptions

This is the list of sessions available at Crafter Con 2020.

Playtesters: Your Secret Weapon in a Changing Market

How to find, recruit, and leverage playtesters beyond the usual suspects. Proven techniques with an innovative twist will create raving fans, access niche markets, and reach untapped influencers. Supercharge your marketing on a shoestring budget.

Nicole Fende, A.S.A. has successfully self-published two books with her second premiering at GenCon Authors’ Avenue in 2016, is a Book Yourself Solid Certified Coach, and hosts the podcast “The Sci-Fi Biz Show.”



Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and passionate game enthusiast with more than 20 years of experience in the hobby gaming industry. In addition to designing his own games, Jay also teaches video and board game design for the University of Wisconsin - Stout.

Room Layouts & Maps


Crafter Con Seminars

The Crafter Con Seminars will be held in room KO. If you come in the main entrance you can get their by taking an immediate right on the 4th floor. It will be open from 8am until 10pm.


Crafter Con Play Test Room

The Crafter Con Play Test Room can be found on the second floor in the Hall of Fame Room. It will be open from 8am until Midnight.