Forest play is a 3 day conference in Olympia, Washington for 30 participants taking place August 29th through September 1st and featuring the work of award-winning game designer and land-skills educator: Jeeyon Shim.
Thanks to generous donations made by attendees we can offer a limited number of full and half scholarships to make it easier for people with marginalized identities to attend our events. If you would like to apply for a full or half scholarship please send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeeyon Shim is an award-winning game designer, and outdoor educator who lives and works in Oakland, California where she teaches land skills and works to help through LARPing, and she designs the breadth of her work to guide players into (re)connecting with the natural world.
In 2017 she won the Indie Game Developer Network (IDGN) Metatopia Diversity Scholarship, and in 2019 she will be the keynote speaker for Big Bad Con. She guest authored the forward on race and racism for Monsterhearts 2 alongside James Mendez Hodes and Ciel Sainte-Marie. Her game “Pin Feathers//Cloud Studies” was included on the 2018 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Nebula Award Reading List.
About the Games
Schedule of Events
(Subject to change.)
Thursday August 28th
5:30-9pm at Heart of the Deernicorn (pre-conference)
Story Game Hangout: Join our regular story game night at Heart of the Deernicorn . This is a pre-conference free event.
Friday August 29th
5pm Introduction at Heart of the Deernicorn
6-10pm Evening At Maytown Quarry
Play: Night Forest
Saturday August 30th
Sunday September 1st
Venues and Accessibility Notes
We ask all attendees to agree to the following:
- Respect people’s chosen pronouns
- Ask consent before going in for a hug, or other physical contact
- If you are asked to correct a behavior that is making someone else uncomfortable, correct the behavior and move on without making it about yourself. Resource link
Folks not adhering to this agreement may be asked to correct their behavior, participate in mediation, or leave the event at the discretion of the staff.
Olympia is located about 50 miles south of Sea-Tac airport. You can get from Sea-Tac to Olympia by public bus (transfer at the 512 Park and Ride) (Intercity Transit, Sound Transit), or shuttle (Capitol Aeroporter).
Places to Stay
Bed and Breakfast: The Marie
and there’s always Air BnB
Couchsurfing and Carpooling
Join the Heart of the Deernicorn Discord to connect with other folks coming to the con for couchsurfing and carpooling opportunities.