News Time with Game Gumshoes – Even More Gencon News
The countdown has begun! Less than one month remains until the Best Four Days in Gaming™ return to Indy! Fulfillment of orders for those who chose “Ship to Me” as their packet pick-up option is complete, so be on the lookout for your package. If you have selected “Will Call” pick-up for Gen Con 2015, please remember to bring your government-issued photo ID to the convention. You will need it to pick-up your packets on site.
Remember: you can skip Event Registration on-site, and pick-up your event tickets via 24-hour Will Call, if you purchase them from gencon.com.
Heed the Call of Syrinscape
Syrinscape is thrilled to return to Gen Con for their second year as an exhibitor, and now as part of the epic Pathfinder Specials!
If you haven’t yet experienced Syrinscape at your table, it’s the (award-winning!) app that puts the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes, and music, into the hands of the gamer. Try it for yourself free for 30 days, and download your four free, yours-to-keep SoundSets – Bugbear Battle and Witchwood from the Fantasy library, and Blaster Battle and Shipboard from the Sci-Fi Library. Syrinscape is compatible with PC, Mac, Android Phones and Tablets, with iPads and iPhone coming soon.
Syrinscape’s officially licensed Pathfinder Adventure Path SoundPacks are the complete audio enhancement to Pathfinder’s most-beloved adventures, and PCs come to life with new Player Character SoundSets for wizards, rogues, clerics, and fighters. The Syrinscape fantasy library is compatible with any fantasy game, too! If you’re playing a sci-fi game, the Syrinscape Sci-Fi library includes SoundSets for epic spaceship battles, giant mech robots, an alien cantina, a nuclear submarine, and so much more.
Join Syrinscape creator Benjamin Loomes as he hosts the Dicestormers’Live RPG Plus, an audience driven, truly interactive Pathfinder RPG adventure featuring an all-star line-up, with Paizo creative director James Jacobs, Gen Con owner/CEO Adrian Swartout, Green Ronin founder and president Chris Pramas, and Lone Wolf data entry specialist Jeremy Land. Syrinscape will also be recording a new, Gen Con attendee-fueled SoundSet during the weekend, so stop their booth (#1045) and step up to the microphone to lend your voice to a monster raid and dragon attack!
See you in Indy!
Welcome HotBox Pizza, Official Pizza of Gen Con
Gen Con is excited to announce HotBox Pizza as the Official Pizza of Gen Con 2015. Born in Indianapolis in 2004, HotBox Pizza has created a mass of fans who go crazy for HotBox’s great pizzas and insanely good breadstix. Long-time Gen Con attendees may know HotBox best for its late night delivery, guaranteed to keep the gaming going. HotBox is known as the best delivered pizza in town; combining quality that you would expect from a gourmet pizza restaurant with the speed and efficiency of a pizza delivery shop.
As the Official Pizza of Gen Con, HotBox will have a great location on Georgia Street, providing piping hot pizza near the Sun King Beer Garden! HotBox pizza wants to welcome and embrace all Gen Con attendees, and will have great pizza deals, late night delivery, and online or app ordering, that will allow more game play and less hunting for late night eats. You can welcome them with a tweet or find out more at www.hotboxpizza.com.
Time is Running Out to Pre-order your Gamer’s Journal
Are you interested in getting officially licensed Gen Con® Gamer’s Journals from Con*Quest?! Then, you’ll need to pre-order yours now! Dedicated to the gamers who helped them reach their Kickstarter goal last year, Con*Quest has created custom journals to organize and capture every moment of the The Best Four Days in Gaming™. There are two journals to choose from: the “Gaming is Coming” hardback Gamer’s Journal and the English Bridle Leather embossed Gamer’s Journal.
Each journal includes 24 new, themed pages with exhibit hall and convention center maps, plan of attack schedule pages, demo, gaming, autograph pages, and more, plus 8-1/2″ x 11″ and business card sleeves! They are standard three ring compatible so trading and game card pages fit, too. Their custom, long handled tote bag features two inside pockets and is the perfect way to easily take your journal with you. Complete the set with their 4×6 mini spiral notebook that features removable, open perforated sheets you can add to your Gamer’s Journal. Production quantities will be based on pre-orders, so to guarantee getting one at the show, you must pre-order by July 3! Leather journals will ONLY be available via pre-order. Collect your pre-order loot in the Exhibit Hall’s Booth #2643!”
Miniature Hobby Enthusiast (MHE) Spotlight
Feeling creative? Love to paint? Check out the wide variety of MHE events available at Gen Con this year! MHE events are sponsored by Games & Gears. From advanced terrain modeling to free, on-going Paint&Take events, Gen Con has something for artists of all skill levels. Can’t remember the last time you picked up a paint brush? No problem! Come learn from our experts. Just bring your questions and love of miniatures, we’ll do the rest. Artists looking for an exciting challenge can also try their hand at Speed Painting events.
Miniature enthusiasts won’t want to missAce of Aces XIII, an artistic clash of epic proportions. Come cheer on 10 of the best painters at Gen Con who will have one hour to finish an unknown mini for the yearly title “Ace of Aces” and a prize. The minis are then displayed until the Gen Con Charity Auction where the entire set will be auctioned and proceeds donated to Gen Con’s Official 2015 Charity, The Julian Center.
Take your love of gaming wherever you go with this light-weight polo shirt featuring an embroidered Gen Con 2015 tribal dragon design above the breast pocket. Get yours now in the Official Gen Con Store.
Beat The Summer Heat With GO Express Travel
Reservations are now live for the 2015 Gen Con Shuttle! If you’re staying at the suburban block hotels, you can take the shuttle to and from the convention center at select times. The shuttle service has changed this year to support one-way trips, allowing riders a guaranteed spot on a shuttle. A map with shuttle route service and hotel “campuses” is available by clicking here. Additional routes may be added, based on demand.
Ticket prices are $6 for a one way trip or $12 for a round trip. You will be emailed a confirmation for each reservation you make; this is your ticket. If you do not receive your email confirmation, please check your email’s spam folder. When you’re ready to ride, please print each confirmation and have it ready to provide to your driver. Please note that drivers cannot accept cash.