Typical Types of Presentations at Hitpoints & History

Workshops: Workshops are all about teaching a practical skill. They should have some immersive/hands on aspect to work with. A typical workshop length is one hour. 

Lectures: A lecture is a prepared talk that you alone will give to an audience. At Hitpoints and History, a typical lecture length is 15-60 minutes.

Panel / Roundtables: A panel/roundtable discussion is talking to your friends or peers with an audience. Submissions for this type of presentation should include multiple people. A typical panel/roundtable discussion length is 1 hour.

Playthroughs / Let’s Play: A playthrough is playing a game by yourself (or with a teammate you bring), with commentary (historical OR game development). Think twitch — the audience might be able to interact but you should plan on playing the game alone. A typical playthrough length is 1 to 2 hours. 

Tabletop sessions: A tabletop session is playing a game with friends! In this you will create a table top game (TTRPG/board game/or other) and allow audience members to self-select to join/play. The average tabletop session is 3 hours. 

Do you have something in mind that doesn’t fit one of these categories? Let us know!

Presentation Timing

All sessions are scheduled on 15 minute increments. If you want a Q&A, let us know and that will not be counted as part of your presentation time. If you want to do a longer or shorter time, please reach out and we can talk about alternatives.

Public Applications

We’d like to hear from you! If you have something you’d like to present, a topic you’d like to host a panel discussion on, a workshop you’d like to run, a game you’d like to do a play-through for, or a tabletop game you’d like to play through with people at the conference, click on the button below!

Proposals are due by February 15, you will receive a response by February 22. Please keep in mind the theme of HpH 2024: Worldbuilding. 

If you would like to check out last year’s presentations, find them here: https://www.hitpointscon.com/2023