It is convention season and so you will be seeing a lot of posts about the various conventions. In this post, this weeks offerings from Gencon. I would like to remind people that the part of the post that talks about a game called “Bring Out Yer Dead” is referencing a game that has NO connection to Monty Python or the beloved skit that they performed.
Welcome to the second Hot Events Newsletter! Miss the first? Check it out here, http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2f77d2f8c77398c0b064223ba&id=c18b73c956
What are Hot Events? They are ticketed games, seminars, films, and activities, hand-picked to showcase the diversity and fun of Gen Con. Attendees may select tickets from among more than 7,000 currently available events, and there are even more events on the way.
This week’s Hot Events Newsletter is brought to you by Gen Con 2015 Event Partner Upper Deck. Read on for a special offer for their new game that everyone’s been dying to play.
Bring Out Yer Dead *Special Offer*
Upper Deck is celebrating the new release of Bring Out Yer Dead – the game of morbid family fun, with a special offer for Gen Con subscribers!
Get a limited-edition token pouch, perfect for storing your coffins and family crest between grave-digging expeditions, when you purchase a copy of Bring Out Yer Dead through this special Gen Con link! http://upperdeckstore.com/Gen-Con
Want more Upper Deck? Let’s kick off with one of their hottest events!
Vs. System $10,000 Championship Tournament
The Vs. System returns at Gen Con 2015! Top 25 finishers win cash prizes! Bring your new pre-constructed deck from Upper Deck’s Vs. System launch (available at their booth #1207). Upper Deck will also be running tournaments and learn-to-play events for Legendary Encounters: A Predator, Legendary: A Marvel, Bring Out Yer Dead, and Vs. System throughout the weekend!
Check out these other amazing events!
Mayfair Games’ Catan: The BIG Game
Make history and help support The Julian Center, the Official Charity Partner of Gen Con 2015, during Mayfair’s BIGGEST 2015 charity event! Guinness World Records will be on hand as everyone tries to break the prior record for most people playing Settlers of Catan simultaneously. Each player participating in the event will receive a special limited edition “Big Game” Catan t-shirt, card deck, and a Big Game map special printed for this event. Help make history and support a great cause!
Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition – City of Danger
In the southern shores of the Moonsea, the residents of Mulmaster have eked out a living where others would likely have given up long ago—in a bleak city where corruption is rampant and the Church of Bane holds sway. Learn how the city truly earned its ominous moniker in these 5 short, introductory adventures or check out Gen Con sponsor Baldman Games’ full D&D event catalog on the Gencon website after you have logged on.
Industry Insider Events
Gen Con’s Industry Insider seminars give you a front row seat to hear movers and shakers in the business of games talk about the things that matter. Come listen or join in the discussion yourself. The Diversity in Gaming panel will focus on Gamergate and how the expanding geek culture emphasizes the importance of diversity. Want to improve your game design skills? Designing for Players is a writing-centric event that focuses on engaging your audience and investing them in your game.
Q&A with Puppet Program Guest of Honor Trace Beaulieu
You know him from MST3K, Cinematic Titanic, the current smash hit Yahoo web series, Other Space, & the upcoming web series Vermin. Come meet this outstanding comic actor, writer, and producer.
Crochet with Crochetwerks!
Learn to crochet a variety of fun and practical objects during these two hour workshops. Projects include: moustaches, hobbit hoods, dragonscale mitts, Tunisian bracelets and more.
Geek Allstars Podcast Live Show
Come join Dan, Chris, Matt and other Allstars as they record their live 2015 Gen Con show. Many special guests will be participating, so come join in for some fun and Q&A.
The Doubleclicks: Nerd Music in Concert
The Doubleclicks are returning to Gen Con 2015 with two ticketed shows, and a special Georgia St. event! Their events sold out last year, so don’t wait to secure your tickets. Gen Con is excited to announce that the Doubleclicks will play Georgia St. at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 29 leading up to the tapping of Sun King’s Official Gen Con 2015 beer: Drink On and Prosper Ale. More information on how to participate will arrive in the coming weeks.
Jenga Giant Fast Stacking Challenge
Compete as a single player or bring a friend and compete as a team to prove who can stack Jenga Giant the highest. Jenga Giant can stack to more than feet high, but how high can you go? Prize for the surest stackers!
Enjoy a dungeon crawl fighting monsters with latex weapons & solving puzzles! Or be the monster and enjoy fighting adventurers! The choice is yours in these exciting LARP events.
Guide to Fantasy Anime
Are you a fan of fantasy and interested in anime? Check out this talk, where they will discuss a number of fantasy anime, informing people as to what they’re about and whether you should watch them or not.
Learn to Play Kings of War
Come & learn to fight for the fate of Mantica with in this 28mm tabletop miniatures game. Advanced players can test their mettle in the Clash of Kings tournament.
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