Andy Hopp, illustrator, author, game designer and supreme overlord of Mutha Oith Creations, will discuss the components of game design and turning your geeky dreams into a creative reality.
Author Mindy McGinnis shares the research behind her Edgar Award-Winning Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET. Learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890’s and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill – for better or for worse. Also included is a brief history of The Athens Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel.
Based on the true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. As a result of the support she receives from her family and community she is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.