I hope this isn’t seen as out of place. I’m mostly a lurker here but I know several people here in real life.
Last weekend was the Texas Independent Games Conference
The main attractions were keynote speeches by Greg Costikyan (Manifesto Games) and Warren Spector (Junction Point Studios). Other prominent speakers were Gordon Walton (Bioware Austin) and my personal favorite, Steve Jackson (Steve Jackson Games).
I attended and post my notes, and occasional comment here: