Pitching Your Intellectual Property

Banana Chan, Sebastian Yue, Carlos Cisco, Austin Taylor, Aaron Catano-Saez
  • Panel
  • Practicum
Date: Apr 1
9:10am (duration 00:50)
You've created your game and you're looking for someone to pitch it to! Whether it's going to a publisher or you're interested in licensing it out, what are some things that you should know to create your pitch and what are some things to look out for when you're ready to sign that contract?


Banana Chan (she/they/he) is a Cantonese Canadian game designer, writer and publisher living in the US. Her latest work has been on Deimos Academy, Exquisite Crime, Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft and Betrayal at House on the Hill: 3rd Edition. They go to bed with their Dicebreaker Awards' Game Designer of the Year 2022 and 2 Silver ENnie Awards.

Sebastian Yue (they/them) is a queer, British-Chinese writer, editor, and occasional actual play performer based in Canada. They like to tell messy, complex stories about messy, complex people. Sebastian's past projects include the 5e adventure Lake of Secrets and their indie game CROSSROADS. They have contributed to products for Lone Colossus Games, Metal Weave Games, NeverEnding Inc., and Sword Queen Games, and collaborated on ENnie award-winning projects like UNCAGED: Goddesses and the TTRPG Safety Toolkit. Sebastian has also appeared on streams for the official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch channel, the Gen Con Main Stage, Huetopia, and IsFridayTV. They work full-time as a game designer at Hit Point Press.

Carlos Cisco (he/him) is a television writer and narrative designer, most recently having written on seasons 4 and 5 of Star Trek: Discovery. His most recent TTRPG design work appears in MCDM's Arcadia and Modiphius’ Star Trek: Discovery campaign sourcebook. His work can also be found on the DM's guild and in the #iHunt 80s zine. Working in both television and TTRPG design, his ultimate hope is to bridge those two gaps and be a part of adapting tabletop games for television and film while continuing to develop and hone his craft and build out his network when it comes to game design.

Austin Taylor (he/they/she) is an award winning game designer, writer, performer, and friend! When not working in games they are either working on their podcast or gardening with their partner.


Aaron Catano-Saez (he/him) is a voice actor, podcaster, and South Jersey Enthusiast. Co-creator of the TTRPG-inspired world-building podcast, All My Fantasy Children, and cast member on the all-ages actual play podcast, Skyjacks: Courier's Call. Aaron dreams of one day leaving Nibelheim, joining SeeD, and eventually ruling Insomnia.

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