The time has come! Welcome to the last newsletter leading up to the week of Gen Con 2015! Gen Con’s Seattle offices will shut down later this evening and reopen on Monday, August 10. Attendees seeking customer service should visit on-site Customer Service, come to Room #112 in the Convention Center, or visit Will Call – open Wednesday at noon through Sunday noon, 24 hours a day. We’ll see you soon in Indy!
Food Truck Schedule
Dozens of the finest food trucks in Indy will assemble just outside the Convention Center doors on both Georgia St and Capitol Ave Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon to bring you a fantastic variety of portable eats! Click here for the full schedule to find your favorite from last year, eye something new and exciting, or just follow your nose to Georgia St!
Score Big in the IELLO League!
Join the IELLO league and walk away with great prizes! Earn random prizes just by playing your favorite IELLO games or even learning new ones! You don’t have to win to score! Come visit them to sign up and play in Room #143. You’ll get a cool IELLO/King of Tokyo water bottle just for signing up with two generic tickets.
Catan: Big Game Charity Event
During Gen Con 2013, Mayfair Games set an official Guinness World Record® for the largest game of Catan® ever played. More than 900 folks played in the same game of Catan.
Join Mayfair for The Big Game this year at Gen Con 2015, where, with your help, they will attempt to break the 2013 record. This event benefits the Official Gen Con 2015 Charity, The Julian Center, the largest domestic violence emergency shelter and family justice center in Indiana. Come make history, and support a fantastic cause!
Participants in the event can win fantastic prizes, including a trip on one of Mayfair’s Gamer cruises and a 10th Anniversary Catan edition, one of the rarest versions of one of the greatest games of all time.
The Big Game will be held at the White River Ballroom in the J.W. Marriott hotel, 7 pm Friday, July 31. Register here now!
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, 12 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!
Last Chance for Steak Breaks
Today is your final opportunity to pre-order your Steak Break lunch from Ruth’s Chris!
Convenient and budget-friendly, the Steak Break has become a must-order lunch for gamers on the go! For $10.95, you get two Prime Steak Sliders, chips, and a GIANT fresh-baked cookie packed to go. You can add a beverage (soda or water) at pick-up for just a buck (cash-only).
Steak Breaks are available for pick-up on Friday, July 31 from 11 am to 2 pm at Ruth’s Chris just 1½ blocks from the Indiana Convention Center at 45 S. Illinois Street. Want to let Ruth’s Chris Downtown Indianapolis know how much you love their support of Gen Con? Please like their Facebook page!
Ready to book delicious steak sliders for your gaming group? Click here! PayPal is accepted.
Cards Against Humanity’s Desperate Bid for Attention
Cards Against Humanity is hosting a comedy show with live performances by Kumail Nanjiani, Cameron Esposito, Molly Lewis, Paul and Storm, The Doubleclicks, and more. Doors open at 6 pm on Friday, July 31 in the Murat Theater at Old National Centre. Tickets are available here, and are $20 off with the password INDYWELCOMESALL.
The concert will feature musical performances from Molly Lewis, Paul and Storm, and The Doubleclicks, readings from authors John Scalzi and Patrick Rothfuss, and stand-up sets from Cameron Esposito (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Adventure Time) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Meltdown, Silicon Valley).
All attendees of the concert will receive a swag bag with show exclusives and new products from Cards Against Humanity, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Magic: The Gathering, Fluxx, Greater Than Games, and Maxistentialism.
Using the Fantasy AGE system by Green Ronin Publishing, Game Master Wil Wheaton guides Aankia (Hank Green), Kiliel (Alison Haislip), Lemley (Laura Bailey), and S’Lethkk (Yuri Lowenthal) through a fantasy/sci-fi world on a quest to stop an ancient evil that had once brought Chaos to the land of Valkana. Will the heroes be up for the challenge or will they be destroyed?
Want to run your own campaign or check out a demo? Stop by Booth #1509 to pick up the Titansgrave companion book! Find out more about the creation of Titansgrave during the Titansgrave Q&A with Wil!
DISNEY AND PIXAR SHOWINGS AT GEN CON
The Animation & Film Track in the Westin Indianapolis offers a wide variety of entertainment and programming for all ages. This year, showings of Pixar Shorts and classic Mickey Mouse cartoons will take place throughout the convention and all day Sunday! Swing by the Info Desk in the Westin for the complete Schedule. Viewings will take place in Congress II.
FOX ANIMATION DOMINATION HI-DEF VIEWINGS
FOX Animation Domination High-Def is a block of animation on FOX with shows such as Axe Cop and High School USA! Geared towards more mature cartoon fans, FOXADHD’s programming has a cult following not only on television, but also on the Internet via YouTube and their website. Ninety minute blocks of cartoons will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in the Westin Congress II, starting at 9:30 PM. Every night will feature a separate block of programming – so swing by for each!
Swing by the Animation and Film Track at the Westin Indianapolis and check out some of the most innovative cartoons on the market today! Our Animation Viewing Room (Congress II) will feature showings of Bee & Puppycat, Bravest Warriors, and a wide variety of other cartoons from Frederator Studios throughout all four days of Gen Con. For the uninitiated, Cartoon Hangover is part of the $100 million YouTube Original Channel Initiative, launched in February 2012, featuring works from a variety of creators including Pendleton Ward (the creator of Adventure Time). These cartoons are a treat that you won’t want to miss!
“Be Your Own Best Friend” and Enjoy Kix & Flix
(Image courtesy of Indy Eleven)
Boost your Gen Con weekend to “ludicrous speed” on Saturday, Aug. 1 by attending Indy Eleven Professional Soccer’s “Kix and Flix” Night, featuring a post-game screening of the comedy classic Spaceballs!
Enjoy a night out at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium, where Indy Eleven will face off against the Atlanta Silverbacks at 7:30 pm, with Spaceballs to follow at 10 pm. Indy Eleven competes in the 11-team North American Soccer League (NASL) and has been setting the league’s standard in the stands since its launch last Spring, playing to average crowds of more than 10,000 fans that provide the most unique, welcoming and exciting atmosphere in Circle City sports!
Indy Eleven is waiving all ticket fees and offering a special rate for Gen Con attendees, who are encouraged to wear their favorite garb to bring added flavor into the stands … click here to save your seats!
Free Chaldea Screening
Come see the pilot episode and American premiere of Chaldea, a new fantasy web series by Peter Adkison. Chaldea mixes film and comic-style art to create an innovative transmedia experience.
Keep warm and cozy with this dragon-infused, full-zip hoodie. The Gen Con tribal dragon is screen-printed on the back and embroidered into the front left chest of a medium-weight, hooded sweatshirt. Check it out now in the official Gen Con store or visit Offworld Designs next week in booth #317, the Wabash West Concourse, and in the Capital Avenue Plaza!