With less than three weeks remaining until the start of Gen Con, there are still more than 6,500 available events from which to choose. The following Hot Events showcase ticketed games, seminars, films, and activities, hand-picked to showcase the diversity and fun of Gen Con.
Today’s Hot Event Newsletter is brought to you by Gen Con Co-Sponsor Paizo Inc.
Roll a Supernatural 20 with Paizo at Gen Con 2015!
Paizo celebrates the release of Occult Adventures, the new hardcover for the Pathfinder RPG, with a slew of otherworldly events and giveaways!
Your adventure begins at the Paizo booth, where Paizonians from the editorial pit and design team, to all points in between, are on hand to assist you. Show up in a Pathfinder costume and you might win a paizo.com gift certificate! While there, collect up to four daily buttons, take your picture with new Pathfinder iconics standees, demo the new Pathfinder Adventure Card Game for the “Temptation of Big Die” promo card, and preview the new Pathfinder Digital Adventure Card Game from Obsidian Entertainment.
Mark your schedule now for some of the more than 20 seminars and special events Paizo has planned. Here are some of our faves!
Thursday, 1 pm (Paizo seminar room): Whether you’ve never played a tabletop RPG, or you’re a veteran dice-roller looking for something fresh, Pathfinder 101 is your introduction to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Learn how you can become legendary in a worldwide campaign.
Friday, 2 pm (auditorium): Sponsored by our partners RealmWorks and Syrinscape, decide the fate of an RPG dream-team, including Paizo Creative Director James Jacobs, in the audience-driven Pathfinder Live RPG Plus event!
Saturday, 11 am (Paizo seminar room): Join the Pathfinder design team for a discussion of Occult Adventures and the six new psychic classes that interact with this exciting new rulebook.
Saturday, Noon (Paizo seminar room): Revel in the legend of H.P. Lovecraft at the Cthulhu All-Stars panel, culminating in a live séance by occult expert Brandon Hodge!
Iello Games League
Join Gen Con Event Sponsor Iello’s demo crew for a convention-long league! Play games from their library for a chance to win great prizes. Sign-up once & play for the whole convention!
NEVERMORE Premiere – Tournament of Ravens
Smirk & Dagger Games is proud to present NEVERMORE, a gloriously backstabbing card-drafting game of light and dark. Envoy will be running the FIRST EVER “Tournament of Ravens“, featuring 20 tables of simultaneous action. The winner will be crowned “Master of Ravens” along with a special prize package!
Puzzle Room Austin
Need to focus on some quiet processing time and a personal challenge? Come play the puzzle game of your choice from our library! What type can you solve best? Spatial reasoning? Dexterity? Jigsaw? Test your skills in this casual setting. Examples of puzzle types available include: Wooden spatial reasoning puzzles, metal detach-the-ring style puzzles, dexterity challenges, jigsaw puzzles, paper games (Sudoku, crosswords, cryptograms, etc), puzzle-oriented board games, mazes, tangrams, and more!
Hungry Hungry Hippos World Championship
The wait is over! Now you can show off your mad hippo skills for a chance to win a hippo award to take home! Number of rounds will depend on the total number of players. Each player will get to play multiple games before the possibility of elimination. Plan is to have two main age groups: kids & adults.Unleash the clackclackclackclackclack!
Midnight Zombie Game
Do you come to Gen Con to forget the stresses of the “real” world? To hang out with like-minded people and play some games? Well, then if you are at least 21 years-old, you are in for a treat. The Midnight Zombie Game is one big party hosted by Lori Pecchia, founder of 37 Zombies, a premiere Gen Con gaming group.
160 players!?! How can a RPG be played on such a large scale? Great question! Each table works together as a group of characters (table of drunken pirates, table of Lucha libre wrestlers, table of degenerates etc…) and takes a “turn.” Lori implements your ideas and may make someone at the table roll. “Roll a 1!” is the customary request. She narrates it out and then once the crowd recovers she moves on to the next table.
For over 7 years Lori has been hosting the MZG and every year it keeps selling out. This year, the player cap has more than doubled. What does this mean for you? For the first time ever, TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!! Be brave, join us Friday night for The Midnight Zombie Game!
Detective, Detective, Detective(Feature Film)
A comedy about three estranged brothers hoping to reconnect through playing detectives in a live action role-playing mystery game set in the Alaskan wilderness.
Gen Con Hanabi Tournament
R&R Games presents their family favorite game, Hanabi, as a large-scale, round robin tournament managed by Envoy. In this challenging cooperative card game, players work together to launch a spectacular firework display. Players will move among the ten tables collecting points, and the winner will get a copy of Hanabi Deluxe, a trophy, and a special additional prize from R&R Games!
Looking for a new fantasy RPG experience? Try out one of Trin’Dar’s full-length, four-hour scenarios. On the continent of Trin’Dar the Elder God has imprisoned six of his First Children, the gods he created, and their most devout followers. It is here that they will resolve the war that threatens to devour the world he created. Can you survive in this land of constant change?
Anime Game Show for Adults
Join Cosplay Deviants’ models for their 5th annual night of (in)famous Adult Game shows (including Dub That Hentai!) Featuring a cash bar, prize giveaways, & much more.