Thinking about running events at Gen Con 2016? The deadline for Early Event Submission is March 14. With more submissions than ever before, getting your events in now will help ensure that your dream event gets a great placement. It also means that your events can be included during the opening of Event Registration and included in the Gen Con 2016 Program Book. Don’t delay; submit your event today! (Sign-in is required to submit events.)
New DRAGON Shirts in the Gen Con Store
OffWorld Design’s Official Gen Con store has new merchandise available every week, and this week they have all-new Dragon t-shirts! These shirts are 100% cotton and screen-printed in the USA. They’re available in ladies’ cuts, too. They are shipping now, so you can order yours today.
Announcing 2016 Art Show Participants
Gen Con has released a list of the artists attending the Gen Con 2016 Art Show at gencon.com. Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of all artists attending Gen Con. It is a list of those participating in Gen Con’s Art Show, which again will be conveniently located inside the Indiana Convention Center. Some artists choose to have a presence at the show within the Exhibit Hall or in other areas. You also can learn more about the Art Show at gencon.com. Additional information, including the Gen Con 2016 Artist Guest of Honor will become available in the coming weeks, and will be announced in the Gen Con newsletter. See an artist you love on the list? Why not congratulate them via Facebook or Twitter?
Want to Volunteer for True Dungeon?
True Dungeon is looking for enthusiastic volunteers, and they offer many great benefits which include a spot in a room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This hotel is located near the Exhibit Hall, Georgia St’s food trucks, many downtown eateries, and all the True Dungeon fun. Other benefits include a free 4-Day badge, a valuable limited-edition token, a cool True Dungeon t-shirt, and a $250 stipend for certified coaches and combat DMs. True Dungeon has been a fan-favorite at Gen Con for more than a decade, and its incredible success is largely due to its amazing volunteer base. More than 250 people come together each year to put on a show that Peter Adkison (Co-Owner of Gen Con, LLC) said is “the coolest thing in the gaming universe.” Would YOU like to be a part of the fun that Patrick Rothfuss, NY Times Best-Selling author of The Name of the Wind says that “…might just be the coolest thing I’ve ever done at a convention!”? Click this link to sign-up now! Get great free stuff while being a part of something special in the gaming world!
Event Submission to Close on Monday, March 14
Thinking about running events at Gen Con 2016? The deadline for Event Submission is coming up rapidly! If you have a great idea for an event for the upcoming convention, there is still time to submit it for consideration. By submitting before the cutoff on March 14, your events can be included during the opening of Event Registration and can be included in the Gen Con 2016 Program Book. While Gen Con will accept events after submission closes, there are many advantages to getting your events in early. With more submissions than ever before, getting your events in now will help ensure that your dream event gets a great placement and promotion.
Industry Insider Applications Open Friday, March 18
Love the game industry? Are you interested in learning more about the fields of game design, game creative, and game industry business? Each year, Gen Con offers an Industry Insider program that features curated seminars, workshops, and panels about the gaming industry. Via panels with Featured Presenters covering hot topics, you can learn more about all aspects of the industry, including key questions of 2016. Are you a member of the game industry and interested in hosting one of these free seminars? Next Friday, March 18, Gen Con will make the application to this program available on gencon.com, and you can submit for consideration to the program. The Industry Insider program features a panel that will review applications approximately two-to-three weeks after submission opens, and will choose applicants as Featured Presenters for the program as space allows. For more information, including program benefits, you can find out more next week via the Industry Insider web page under the “Host” heading on gencon.com.
Call for Gen Con Volunteers
Want to join the best volunteer staff in gaming? Gen Con’s volunteers make everything at the show possible. Whether you’ve volunteered at other conventions or just love the Gen Con experience, the Gen Con Volunteer program has opportunities for those of all backgrounds and experience levels. Applications are live, so you can apply when you are ready. Thank you to all those that volunteer; we appreciate your passion and help!
New Ladies DRAGON Glitter Shirt Available in the Gen Con Store
OffWorld Design’s Official Gen Con store has new merchandise available every week, and this week they have all-new Dragon glitter sweatshirts available for ladies! These comfortable shirts feature a glitter-knit throughout the fabric, and have a front-pouch for keeping hands warm or for easy carrying of keys, wallet, and more. They are shipping now, so you can order yours today.