With just a little more than a month to the show, there’s still time to get tickets to exciting Hot Events! 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 6,500 currently available events, and there are even more events on the way.
This week’s Hot Events Newsletter is brought to you by Con*Quest Journals.
Pre-order your Con*Quest Gamer’s Journal by July 3
Con*Quest is pleased to introduce their officially licensed Gen Con® Gamer’s Journals, pages and bags! 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!”
Acrobatica Infiniti Presents: Ermahgerd Circus
Acrobatica Infinti Circus is Chicago’s first and only nerd circus, featuring an all-star cast of performance artists, including contortionists, jugglers, acrobats, and more. Imagine, if you will, a world where circus meets fandom; CosPlay meets acrobatics; and world-class performing artists bring to life your wildest fantasies. It’s comedy. It’s spectacle. It’s fandom in the extreme. Join them for an amazing performance Friday at 7 pm.
Bushido WAR Tournament
Bushido is a samurai-themed fantasy, tabletop miniatures, fast-paced skirmish game for two players. Four rounds spread over the day will test your mettle by allowing you to face different opponents across various scenarios. This tournament will leave one player standing with the honor and title of Daimyo of the West along with the spoils of war. As well as high-quality, solid metal tournament coins for 1st to 3rd place, there will be organized play Silvermoon points on offer for all with those finishing higher in the tournament taking home a warlord’s share. Points can be exchanged for exclusive prizes such as t-shirts or helping to design a new model.
Tiny Siege Weapon Catapult
Join fellow crafters in building a desktop catapult capable of waging war on the next cubicle over. Please note that Gen Con does not recommend engaging in a land war with multiple adjacent co-workers and is not responsible for the inevitable lack of productivity brought on by said aggression.
One Night Ultimate Werewolf World Championship
Think you can sniff out the wolf? Bezier Games presents a round-robin tournament for One Night players, complete with a synchronized soundtrack running 22 simultaneous tables! Characters from One Night and Daybreak will be added incrementally throughout the tournament, and players will constantly rotate around tables, keeping track of their score. The highest scoring players will compete in the ultimate One Night face-off, with a special grand prize package and trophy for the World Champion!
Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures
Join the Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Guild for one of their beginner friendly, no-elimination, tournament events. Players can bring their own minis, request a warband to play with ahead of time, or challenge themselves with a random selection.
Anime Dating Game
Have you ever wanted to date one of your favorite anime characters? Well now is your chance! Come play the Anime Dating Game, and play along as one lucky contestant gets to blind-screen three well-known anime characters (in full cosplay), and guess who is who while they choose their date! This game is sure to be funny, lively and a little odd, so come and play!
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Remember the good old days, when adventures were underground, NPCs were there to die horrible deaths, and the finale of every dungeon was the dragon on the 20th level? Those days are back. Dungeon Crawl Classics don’t waste your time with long-winded speeches, weird campaign settings, or NPCs who aren’t meant to be killed. Each adventure is 100% good, solid dungeon crawl. Goodman Games will be running multiple one-hour sessions for the classic modules Enter the Dagon and Death by Nexus all weekend long!
Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or ‘Hoplo’ for short, is a hex-based, tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. With numerous sessions for new players available, prepare to test your mettle against fierce beasts, dangerous criminals, powerful titans, and other rival cities with skills as impressive as yours. Remember, the crowd is watching and its favor has the power to grant you great benefits in battle. “Are you not entertained?!”
We Didn’t Playtest This Resistance Movement at All!
Two games that couldn’t be less alike mashed up to make the most amazing event possible. Play some rounds of The Resistance with some truly insane twists & turns, but remember, They Didn’t Playtest This at All!