“From Print to Digital: Changing the RPG Landscape” – Gen Con Seminar Panelists Announced!

GenCon-LogoThe RPG hobby is going through some dramatic changes, as more and more gamers integrate technology into their lives and games. A handful of innovators have responded enthusiastically to this shift, with creations like Pathfinder Online™, Codename: Morningstar,, Hero Lab®, and Realm Works®. By weaving together their love for gaming and passion for technology, these trailblazers have worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between print and digital in the ever-changing RPG hobby. This is your chance to hear from the creators and leaders behind these groundbreaking solutions! GenCon 2014 attendees can grab tickets now, and hear what our panelists are doing to facilitate the growing use of technology in RPGs and their plans to leverage technology even more for roleplaying games. As some of the leaders in the industry, you’re not going to want to miss this panel!


  • Ryan Dancey – CEO of Goblinworks, creators of Pathfinder Online, the successfully crowd-funded Pathfinder Roleplaying Game MMO. A long time gaming industry innovator and veteran, Ryan architected the Open Gaming License, published by Wizards of the Coast in 2000, and was one of the key players behind Dungeons & Dragons® 3.0 and 3.5.
  • Chris Matney – Managing Director for Trapdoor Technologies, creators of Codename: Morningstar, the official companion of Dungeons & Dragons Tabletop RPG. Chris has successfully launched four startups, but as a Dungeon Master for 37 years and counting, he’s excited to bring his love for technology into a field he’s equally passionate about.
  • Matt McElroy – Marketing Director for OneBookShelf, parent company of,,, and other digital marketplaces, which works with 600+ publishers to provide customers with a one-stop shopping experience! Both a long-time gamer and publishing industry insider, Matt knows the ins and outs of modern RPG distribution.
  • Rob Bowes – President of Lone Wolf Development and architect of products such as Realm Works, Hero Lab and Army Builder®. Rob has spent the past two decades creating software used by tens of thousands of gamers to augment the tabletop gaming experience.

When and Where?

Now that you know more about this epic panel, you’ll want to know how to get in on the action! The panel (SEM1453924) will take place on Saturday, August 16 from 1-2pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel: Pennsylvania A. Tickets are still available, but now that the panelists are announced, we expect them to go quickly. Don’t risk missing out on this event! Get Tickets Now for “From Print to Digital: Changing the RPG Landscape”!