Three weeks to go! Gen Con 2015 arrives in just 22 short days.
Fulfillment of orders for those who chose “Ship to Me” as their pick-up option is complete, so lookout for your package. Haven’t received it yet? Take a look at the tracking number listed on the “Packets” tab of your profile page on after logging in at https://www.gencon.com. You can look at your packet’s shipping information from there.
Your “Packets” Tab Contains the Tracking # for your Shipment
Please note that the window for badge refunds has ended. Tickets may still be returned on-site at Customer Service open 24/7 starting Wednesday, July 29 at noon.
Quick and Fun Games for ALL at the Spin Master Games Lounge
Take a break and come experience the latest Spin Master Games in Wabash Ballroom #1! There’s open play all day and games for adults and kids alike.
Test your Movie IQ with Pop Stream, the buzz-in trivia party game that uses real clips from new and classic movies. Challenge your reflexes and beat the bell with Spot Five, the “Five of the Same” fruit racing game, or test your speed with Quick Cup, the fast stacking, color-matching game. How fast can YOU stack?
There will be CASH and game prizes all day Saturday and Sunday on the main stage where you can battle in our LIVE Pop Stream Game or stack cups the size of buckets in our JUMBO Quick Cups Game. Come sign up for tournament placement in Wabash Ballroom #1. Be sure to drop by early in the day to register.
Take a break from the busy convention floor and play a fast, fun game with Spin Master!
Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine Debuts at Gen Con 2015!
NOW IT’S A PARTY!™ Get ready for bigger build-ups and catastrophic crashes, as the classic block-stacking, stack-crashing game Jenga® gets its own GIANT big brother! Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine is joining the world famous Jenga® brand with a public debut at Gen Con 2015.
Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine can stack to more than four feet high and uses the same rules as Classic Jenga®. It comes with 54 over-sized, precision cut, high quality, polished hardwood blocks and weighs more than 14 lbs!
The team at Art’s Ideas invites you to the Family Pavilion or to Ad Magic’s booth (#461) to play Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine and show off your skills! They will also host Jenga® GIANT™ Fast Stacking competitions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. These will be sudden-death elimination matches with the winner earning a t-shirt or hat after the hour-long competition.
Attendees also have the opportunity to challenge Robert Grebler, the current record holder for the highest Jenga® tower, to a game of Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine. Think you stack up? Just ask for Robert at the Family Pavilion on Thursday or Friday – if he is there, it’s game on!
A limited number of Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine games will be on sale for the first time at Ad Magic’s booth (#461), or you can order online using a special Gen Con coupon code found in the on-site coupon book, program guide, or at the Ad Magic booth. Check out Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine now at www.jenga.com.
Games & Gears Releases Their “Best-Ever Brushes”
Miniature Hobby Event (MHE) Sponsor Games & Gears is returning to Gen Con this year with great new items. Following the overwhelming success of last year’s Collector’s Edition brush, they are honored to bring painting enthusiasts an entire painting set!
Don’t miss out on Games & Gears’ finest quality brush set ever made in celebration of The Best Four Days In Gaming™. This limited edition set includes:
*The Xtreme Katana is the Mark 2 version of the highly popular Katana freehand brush, designed for the tightest detail work and pin-point precision.
Quantities are limited, so click here to pre-order yours now. Pre-orders can be shipped or will be available for pick-up all weekend long at Games & Gears booth (#718). You can also upgrade your pre-order to the Gen Con Collectors Series Survival Kit with included brush soap and Master towel. Pre-orders will also be able to take advantage of the special, convention-only bundles that will be announced on-site.Check Out ICv2, a Gen Con 2015 Media Partner
This year, Gen Con has announced several Media Partners with these partnerships intended to highlight and expand visibility for media sites that have provided long-term coverage of Gen Con. Don’t know about ICv2? Here is a message from them, explaining their media experience.
The business of geek culture is exploding, and there’s only one news source that gives you all the business news you need. At ICv2, we curate our content, write our articles, and communicate it all in ways that serve busy business users. And it’s now much easier to keep up with ICv2 on the go, via our new mobile site.
Who should read ICv2?
Retailers, distributors, wholesalers, and international buyers
Publishers and creators
Producers, managers, agents, and licensing professionals
Librarians and educators
Keep up with the categories that drive the geek culture business, including tabletop hobby games, comics and graphic novels, manga, and show business news.
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Give the Gift of Life
Are you topped off and able to spread the hit points around? The Blood Mobile is back for its annual Gen Con blood drive! It’s a simple thing to do and is the gift of life for those in need. The donation process takes less than an hour and most people are eligible to donate with very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable.
Stop by the Blood Drive’s hallway booth in the Crossroads concourse to schedule your appointment and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a Gen Con 2016 promo pass. The Indiana Blood Center blood mobile will be onsite Friday and Saturday (located in the Maryland Street Motor Lobby). Last time, the Indiana Blood Center collected more than 6 humans worth of blood from Gen Con donors, help them do even better this year!
Pen and Pencil Set
Looking for a great gift for a Gen Con fan in your life? Check out this stylish, laser-etched, blue metal pen and pencil set. Well balanced and easily refillable, these precision-crafted writing tools will last for many years of adventure to come. Get them now in the Official Gen Con store.