2015 Schedule TBA.  Last year's schedule is shown below as an example.

 

Below is the planned schedule for Protospiel San Jose.  Please keep in mind that we may need to be flexible a times. The plan is to draw names for raffle prizes at least four times a day and post them on a board new the prize table.  If needed, we will draw raffle prizes hourly.

 

-=-=-=- Friday (May 9th) -=-=-=- 

10 AM 

Unpub Protospiel begins.  On site designer badge pick up and free player registration go live.  

Lead Volunteer Richard New will make a shuttle pick up run.

 

5 PM

Speaker Kevin G. Nunn: The 10 Best Mechanisms You Aren't Using

 

6 PM

Wrap up to free up table space for Friday Night Magic. 

Lead Volunteer Herman Chan will make a shuttle drop off run.

 

-=-=-=- Saturday (May 10th) -=-=-=- 

10 AM 

Play testing resumes.

Lead Volunteer Richard New will make a shuttle pick up run.

 

1 PM 

Improv Game Design Contest.  Open to both designers and players. Form teams of three (limit 10 teams).  Teams are then given a mystery box with blanks and board game components and have exactly 1 hour to design and prototype a game.  

PLAY TESTING CONTINUES DURING THE DESIGN CONTEST

 

2 PM           

Design Contest presentations.  Each team has 3 minutes to present/explain their game to the panel of judges. Judges then vote for the best game design idea.

 

3 PM

Game design contest winning game/team announced. 

 

6 PM           

Q and A Panel with Industry Guests

 

≈ 8 PM    

Lead Volunteer Herman Chan will make a shuttle drop off run.

 

10 PM  

Play testing wraps up for the night.

 

-=-=-=- Sunday (May 11th) -=-=-=- 

10 AM 

Play testing resumes.

Lead Volunteer Richard New will make a shuttle pick up run.

 

≈ 8 PM    

Lead Volunteer Herman Chan will make a shuttle drop off run.

 

10 PM  

End of Unpub Protospiel.  

Ceremonial Mountain Dew awarded to last designer standing.