"Where the West Begins"
|Located in the historic
304 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: (817) 289-2400
Paul Cardwell is Chair of the Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games (CAR-
PGa), an international network of researchers into all aspects of the games. He is creator of the
Mythworld game system which attempts to combine traditional fantasy with a logical and realistic
world. He is author of numerous articles on RPG, including three peer reviewed papers for
Skeptical Inquirer, Gifted Education International, and Cultic Studies Journal. Game periodicals
have included Different Worlds, Pyramid, Comics and Games Retailer, and the CAR-PGa
This warm, affable, and delightful person has history and stories about the gaming industry from loves to give his ear AND his advice about all things related to Role-Playing. Talking to Paul is like talking to one of the founders of Role-
its inception to now. If you find him, he will delight you with his tales about the famous and not
so famous people who made Role-Playing what it is today. Paul is always approachable and
Playing. So, come and discover things about not only the gaming industry and its people, but also about yourself. His unique blend of off the
wall history and out of the box thinking will make you proud to say, "I met Paul."
A personal note from Kevin: "Thank you Paul for coming again to Texicon. I am always delighted you are here."
PS. you still owe me that cup of morning coffee. ;D
Meznik is the King of Thieves and comes to us from the land of Zanzabar. His accomplishments
include Stealing the Giant Red Gem from the idol, taking the lightning bolt from a god, and
hoarding greater treasure than a smokie dragon. His engagement in Elminsthas tower precludes
his involvement in Texicon 2013 but he wishes us well from his tortured dungeon in the Wizard
Autograph requests may be sent to: Elminstha at 1 Wizard Tower Road.
We're proud to announce that Lyn is coming to Texicon again! For those of you that aren't in the
know... She is a painter who has been dabbing into colors all her life. In fact, life is color and she
has figured out how to twist it onto little tiny men, thus bringing them to life. A Frankenstein in her
labrotory of colors. Well, it wasn't hard to convince her to come. Why? Because she loves showing
people, esp young enthusiats, how to paint. This was a prime opportunity to help everyone get a
So, we at Texicon are proud to have such a tallented fem-fetal join us.
Here is her bio.
Meet the Artist!!!
Here are some fun facts about Lyn!!!
-Has been painting and collecting miniatures since 1997.
- Most recent painting award- Gold in single figure- Cold Wars- March, 2011
- Born and raised in NYC.
-Is a Starbucks junkie!!
- Fave food- Spaghetti!
-Currently finishing degrees in Astrophysics and Logistics at Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University.
If you would like to learn more, you can go to her website. Click Here to go to her website.
Convention Dates: May 17-19, 2013
|Our Special Guest reflects this new focus. His name is:
Blake started wargaming back in the mid 60s with Avalon Hills' Battle of the Bulge. He
collected and played many of the AH games during that time. In 1976, he discovered
miniature wargames. In the 80s, he often competed in several ancients tournaments a
year. On many occasions, he was the referee. He was featured on Channel 2 News
in Baton Rouge with the weather man during a gaming convention. He has helped
organized several gaming conventions in Texas since the 80s. Started several
wargaming clubs and is a current DBA Mentor for the state of Texas. Blake was an
Outrider for Games Workshop for 10 years, and a Valon Marshal for
Flintloque/Slaughterloo for 2 years.
In 1996, Blake started a small mail order business selling Pendraken 10mm
miniatures to gamers in the USA and still does so.
He has dabbled in writing wargaming rules. This led to editing gigs for miniature
rules that were written by other enthusiasts. Because he is so heavily involved in
miniatures, game manufactures have sought him out to be a playtester for several
miniature rules sets. In fact, he is so good at playtesting that he was even asked to
do some board game playtesting over the years of his involvement in the hobby.
Blake started teaching wargaming classes to middle school aged students , during
the summer of 1996, and is still doing the classes. Moreover, he has expanded his reach to two different campus. These he
teaches during the summer. It has been estimated that he has taught over 2,400 kids to enjoy the miniature wargaming hobby.
This of course took more than one summer. It took 17 year
This year he has added 2 more classes to the summer program bringing the total wargaming classes up to 15 classes. He has
even recruited his son, Hunter, to help him. Now, Hunter will be teaching for the first time this year.
Blake is also a volunteer Boy Scout leader and a volunteer Head Coach of a high school boys lacrosse team and a city wide
girls lacrosse team.
As you can see by Blake's Bio, his dedication to not only miniature wargames, but more importantly to education is humbling. Someone with a passion to help
children learn this game and history is the perfect choice to kick off our commitment to not only games, but more importantly to education. Attendees will, of
course, be able to meet Blake, but they will probably have to dig him out of some game he's in. Stop by and chat with Blake. He will also be giving a seminar.
Welcome Blake, and as he's fond of saying, "Wha happen?" Okay, maybe he doesn't say that but heck... I had to get a Mighty Wind quote in here somehow. :P
|Our second Special Guest reflects Texicon's mission to grow the
His name is: Marcelo Figueroa.
Friday 8:00am - Sunday 6:00pm
Here is Marcelo's Bio:
Marcelo A. Figueroa is one of few individuals who have participated in every tier of the table top games industry, first as a
consumer, then in Retail (All Star Games), in Distribution (Warpath Games Distribution & ACD Distribution), as a Journalist
(Space Gamer/Fantasy Gamer Magazine, Shadis Magazine, Games Quarterly Magazine), and Publishing (Alderac
Entertainment Group, Avalanche Press, Playroom Entertainment). And somewhere in there he found time to be a published
writer & game designer. His years of experience have made him a respected industry expert in Customer Service, Marketing,
Product Demonstration & Sales, including an Origins Award.
Commonly referred to as the "someone you need to know" in hobby games, Marcelo currently works for Warpath Games
Distribution as Sales Manager & in helping undiscovered game inventors find publishers for their games.
There are only a few things more amazing than a great sculptor. All you have to do is look at some of the most
important statues to know that sculpting is KING. We here at Texicon understand that this is true. It is real. It is
FACT. We have worked very very hard to get one of the best sculptors to join us here at Texicon. Patrick Keith is one
of the great of the great sculptors. He has been doing it so long even Julius Caesar had some of his sculpts.
He has his own website. Click Here to go to it.
He also is part of the fabulous Bombshell Miniatures. Click Here to go to its website.
He will be at Texicon at the front of the Miniatures Hall giving sculpting demonstrations. Stop by and watch. Be
amazed. Be even more amazing by learning from one of the best.