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Richard “Lord British” Garriott

Creative Director

Richard “Lord British” Garriott

Richard Garriott de Cayeux, born Richard Allen Garriott, known as the leader of Britannia and New Britannia, Lord British, will be our keynote speaker at SotA Con East 2016!

Well known for his video game series Ultima I-IX / Ultima Online and being the First 2nd Generation Astronaut to Space, and still the only one from the United States, we expect a weekend filled with stories and memories of the past and fostering ideas and excitement about the future! Richard is the Creative Director of Shroud of the Avatar and the visionary behind the backstory, The Sword of Midras, that is told in cooperation with Tracey Hickman.

Get to know our Keynote speaker!

Be sure you show up on time for a great kickoff on Friday!  Lord British will be addressing the Foundations of Shroud of the Avatar.  This is a Keynote address as to how Lord British became the creative director for Shroud of the Avatar.  It will involve story about the Earth and New Britannia as the time between his previous games and Shroud of the Avatar. Read more…

The Story of the Avatar

Join Lord British as he tells a tale woven with story and focuses more on the Avatar’s role and the single player side of SotA. sandbox from many different games that have lead him to the point of creating a new world, based on several of those games, with a common thread of virtue.  Journey through the dark past to the dark future and beyond! Questions and feedback during this session would be encouraged to focus on the single/party role of the Avatar and Virtue. Read more…

The Heroes of New Britannia

Continue on the story with Lord British as he addresses the story told in the many quests and books found throughout New Britannia and how they tie into having more than one Avatar within the world at once. Questions and feedback during this session would be encouraged to focus on multiplayer role of the Avatar and Questing. Read more…

My Sessions

The Heroes of New Britannia

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Developer Panel 3 – The Heroes of New Britannia Encouraging and controlling the sandbox storyline This will be a 90 minute session on storyline and how Portalarium is telling a multiplayer virtue narrative with a single player story. Find out about things that can affect your virtue and how that can change the world around you. There […]

Story, Lore, and Role play
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Medieval King’s Dinner

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The King’s Dinner is planned and will be a full Tournament Dinner!  This is taking place at the Medieval Times in Baltimore!  More details are here: http://east.sotacon.org/1756/tournament-dinner-with-the-royal-court Buy tickets on the registration page here: http://east.sotacon.org/register Related

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Foundations of Shroud of the Avatar

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Foundations of Shroud of the Avatar This will be a 60-minute session on the path to becoming the Creative Director of Shroud of the Avatar. It includes backstory from the 400 years between Ultima and Shroud of the Avatar (including some of the real world events between Ultima and SotA). There will be a Q&A session […]

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The Story of the Avatar

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The Story of the Avatar Forging your hilt and blade in New Britannia This will be a 90-minute session on storyline and telling the Story of the Avatar and how our role shapes New Britannia. There will be a Q&A session after the initial presentation where you can ask questions and provide feedback to the panelist(s). […]

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VIPs are welcome to join Richard and Starr as they are hosted at an exclusive VIP Suite for VIP only conversation.  This event is designed as an exclusive thank you to the 10 VIPs who financially helped early on to ensure SotA Con could happen. This is not a +1 event so please be sure […]

Social Gathering
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