March 17-19, 2017, Unpub will host their seventh annual Unpublished Games Festival (Unpub Prime) at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Last year's event (Unpub 6) was attended by over 1,800 people and this year we expect to double that number. With over 120 game designers, VIP Guest Zev Shlasinger, more vendors, and more play testers we are anticipating this to be Unpub's biggest year yet!
March 17th is Designer Day, and is only available to those with Designer, Sponsor, Publisher, or VIPlayer badges.
March 18 & 19th is open to the entire public.
Unpub is proud to announce that Zev Shlasinger is Unpub 7’s VIP Guest. Zev founded Z-Man Games in 1999 and became one of the premiere board game publishers. Some of the titles that were published by Z-Man include: Pandemic, Agricola, Fairy Tale, Archeology, Merchants and Marauders, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Prophecy, 1960: The Making of the President, a whole slew of other games ranging from simple card games like No Thanks to really heavy games like Earth Reborn.
In 2011 he sold his company, but still worked for Z-Man acquiring and developing games.
Four and a half years later he parted ways with Z-Man and is now the Director of Board Games at Wizkids. His job is to build up their board game catalog and he is using the same philosophy he had at Z-Man: publishing good, fun, unique, cool games. Currently four games have already been published: Rock Paper Wizard, Burke’s Gambit, Blank White Dice, and Dice Stars. He is always looking for great games so feel free to email him, or use the prototype submission form on the Wizkids website, or meet up with him at a con.