The Kraken - a gaming vacation - Schloss Neuhausen, Germany
A baroque gathering of international gamers and game creators to play and create fine quality games
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Greg StaffordGREG STAFFORD is a founding father of the RPG hobby and one of the most influential people in the realm of adventure gaming. He is the creator of the fantasy world of Glorantha, founder of the games publisher Chaosium, Inc., prolific game designer and author. Greg designed and co-designed many classic RPGs (RuneQuest, Pendragon, Prince Valiant, HeroQuest), board games (White Bear and Red Moon, Nomad Gods, King Arthur's Knights, Elric!) and computer games (King of Dragon Pass). His games have inspired and influenced a myriad of other game designers and games both in the Pen & Paper and computer games world. Greg is an inductee of the Origins Award Hall of Fame (1987).

Sandy PetersenSANDY PETERSEN is the designer of the legendary Call of Cthulhu RPG and numerous famous and infamous computer games. He gained worldwide fame and recognition for his work at id Software on Doom, Doom II and Quake. Sandy also worked for Microprose (Darklands, Hyperspeed, Lightspeed, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Sword of the Samurai, Civilization) and Ensembles Studios (Age of Empires, Rise of Rome, Age of Kings, The Conquerors, Age of Empires III, The Warchiefs). Sandy is now a lecturer at the Guildhall at SMU and teaches game design. Sandy is an inductee of the Origins Award Hall of Fame (1990) and won the Gamer's Choice Award 1994 for Favorite Designer.

Greg PrivatGRÉGORY PRIVAT is a passionate miniature games designer of international renown. His games and designs are regularly displayed and awarded at numerous international conventions. Grégory has created games featuring Glorantha (Hill of Gold, Dwarf Mine, Trollball Worldcoup, Race around the Block), Call of Cthulhu (Assault on Innsmouth) and many other themes.

August 4-9, 2010