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The First Annual Game Design Think Tank
Project Horseshoe 2006
November 2nd-5th, 2006, Canyon of the Eagles
Lake Buchanan, Texas

Thursday, November 2nd:

6:00-7:00 Opening Reception: Texas Wine & Chocolate Liqueur Tasting
7:00-7:45 Welcome (George, Linda & Teresa)
Informal Introductions and Agenda Ventilation
7:45-8:15 George Sanger, The Fat Man; "Fireside Chat"
8:15-??? Huge Bar-B-Q Feast, Schmoozefest and Games

Friday, November 3rd:

7:30-9:00 Reveille and Chuckwagon Breakfast
9:00-9:20 Official Howdy, Overview and Welcome: The Fat Man
9:20-9:50 Mark Terrano, Hidden Path Entertainment; "An Entertainment Culture"
9:50-10:20 Nicole Lazzaro, XEODesign; "Experience"
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Raph Koster, designer;
11:00-11:45 Roundtable (George Sanger)
11:45-12:45 Deciding Issues/Dividing into Groups
12:45-2:00 Lunch
2:00-7:00 Facilitated Group Breakout Session (facilitators)
4:00-4:15 Drinks and Snacks
7:00-8:00 Evening Break
8:00-9:30 Happy Hour and Prime Rib Dinner
9:30-??? Hayride to Observatory, Bonfire, Acoustic Jam, & Fine Cognac
Saturday, November 4th:

7:30-9:00 Morning Grub
9:00-9:30 Informal Discussion over Breakfast (George)
9:30-10:30 Group Breakout Session (facilitators)
10:30-10:45 Morning Break
10:45-12:30 Group Breakout Session (facilitators)
12:30-1:30 Working Lunch in Groups
1:30-4:00 Group Breakout Session - report work (facilitators)
4:00-5:30 Group Breakout Session - presentation work (facilitators)
5:30-7:00 Groups Gather to Present Results - Formal Reports, Final Discussions, Wrap-up, and Evaluation
7:00-8:00 Break
8:00-8:30 Happy Hour
8:30-??? Silver Sponsor - Emergent Game Technologies hosts 1st Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner

Sunday, November 5th:

8:00-9:30 Breakfast
7:00-1:00 Shuttles to the Airport
9:30-11:00 Town Hall Meeting
Input from Attendees, Planning for Next Year's Project Horseshoe

Project Horseshoe 2006 Was Hosted by The Fat Man
and Silver Sponsor Emergent Game Technologies

Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

They Made Project Horseshoe 2006 Possible

section 8

select a section:
1. Introduction  2. Speakers  3. Executive Summary  
4. Online People's Revolutionary Army of Horseshoe
5. Building Innovative Games That Sell
6. The Legitimacy of Games
7. The Creation of Radically New Game Experiences
8. Schedule & Sponsors