Pre-Registration Now Closed, Fulfillment Beginning
Now that Pre-Registration has closed, fulfillment for Gen Con 2016 badges and event tickets will start soon. That means your Gen Con 2016 packets are printing and will be shipping in the coming weeks! If you selected USPS shipping as your badge fulfillment option, you can expect to see your packets within the next month or so.
As the printing and shipping process has begun, no event ticket refunds or changes may take place until registration opens on-site at Gen Con 2016. As stated in the Gen Con Terms of Service Agreement, no further badge refunds can be made for 2016.
Badges and event tickets still may be purchased for Gen Con 2016 at gencon.com. All purchases will be available for 24-Hour Will Call pick-up, beginning at noon (Eastern) on Wednesday, August 3. However, as Pre-Registration has closed; domestic shipping is no longer available.
As always, attendees may purchase badges and event tickets on-site at Gen Con.
Check Out Ad Magic/Breaking Games at Booth 1749
From Gen Con 2016 Event Partner Ad Magic, printer of Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens, Secret Hitler, and Joking Hazard comes BREAKING GAMES a publishing company that “knows game designers are the stars & where they teach you how to play their games personally.” Get your game signed at Gen Con 2016!
Exciting Releases: Aura and 4 The Birds are two new releases in our strategy and family game lines. Keep Calm for the partiers! This popular saying is now a great card game! Can you keep calm and game on to win?
Events:Billionaire Banshee and The Game of 49 will be presented as game shows! Audition to be a contestant or take part as the live studio audience – daily shows at the Booth! Play the fun new pub game KLASK and win big – the Gen Con champion wins a flight to Denmark!
Visit the creators, get a tee (while supplies last), learn a new game, take part in a live game show, or just say “hi!”
Concert Against Humanity at Gen Con 2016
Get your ticket to an epic concert and comedy show by Cards Against Humanity, a Gen Con 2016 Event Partner, with performances by Jonathan Coulton, Aparna Nancherla, Eugene Mirman, Paul and Storm, and Molly Lewis. All ticket holders will get a swag bag with “branded garbage” from Cards Against Humanity, Magic: the Gathering, Field Notes and more.
Going once … going twice … it’s Gen Con Auction time! Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, the Gen Con Auction provides a valuable nexus for gamers to wheel-and-deal their gaming collectibles and memorabilia. Want to learn more about Auction events, including the Charity Auction? Check out the recently updated Auction web page.
NEW FOR 2016: In a continuing effort to bring the best auction experience possible, the Gen Con Auction will no longer accept items on-site, you must pre-register them before the show. For many, this change will be invisible. Most avid auction fans have already used the www.livegameauctions.com website and know that pre-registration makes item check-ins quicker and easier. You can enter all your items from the comfort of your home, at your own pace and not have to wait in line on-site. Once at the show, just drop off your items and pay your registration fees; the whole item check-in process will go much, much faster than in prior years!
Item pre-registration closes on Sunday, July 31, so mark your calendar. This change helps the auction staff do more to make the auction a better experience for all!
Anime and Animation Program: For the first time, Anime and Animation events will move to Lucas Oil Stadium’s meeting space. Come check out their new digs! With more than 40 events to choose from, this program has something for anime and animation fans of every age and interest.
Pokémon at Gen Con: These events are so good, that you “Gotta catch ’em all!” Pokémon players needed for card-game combat!
Post Apocalyptic Crafting: Don’t let the end times get you down! This two-hour workshop will prepare you for the wasteland, as you will create tools and items to explore the beyond in this unique scenario.
ConTessa Events: Awesome gaming group ConTessa’s events are selling out rapidly! If you want to get in some of their few remaining events, check out this link!
The ENnies Awards: The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (the “ENnies”) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. Secure your free tickets now, and cheer on your favorite RPGs and designers!
Q&A with Author Guest of Honor Robin Hobb: Want to meet popular, best-selling author Robin Hobb? Have questions about fiction writing? Want to know what it’s like to be a popular fantasy author? Then, this FREE Saturday afternoon event is a must attend!
Starship Bridge Simulator: Empty Epsilon: There’s a new bridge simulator out there, and it’s not warp speed away. It’s at Gen Con! Empty Epsilon places you in the roles of a spaceship’s bridge officers. You and five friends fulfill a unique role found on a starship, such as Captain, Helms, Weapons, Relay, Science, and Engineering. Except for the Captain, each officer operates part of the ship through a specialized computer screen. The Captain relies on their trusty crew to report information and follow orders. You’ll have to work together to pilot the ship and complete the mission; or just survive it! These events run from 10 am to Midnight, Thursday through Saturday, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 7. You can sign up a group of six, or just buy a ticket and you’ll be assigned a crew.
Late Night Puppet Slam: Friday night, the filters are off, and the puppets work blue. Come check out the hilarious, unique, Late Night Puppet Slam. The show features adult humor and off-the-cuff hilarity. No strings attached!
Gaymer Gathering: Thursday evening, join fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) gaymers and allies for a casual social event. Play games, meet new friends, make plans, and create new connections with like-minded individuals. This event was a blast in 2015, so come make this a great new Gen Con tradition!
Cards vs. Zombies: Friend or foe? Zombie or ally? Cards vs. Zombies is a convention-wide gaming experience for all attendees. Remain vigilant as zombies want more than just a piece of your mind.
Instagram Contest #3 Concludes Today
Did you miss out on Instagram Contests #1 and #2? Well, don’t miss #3! Today is the last day to participate in Gen Con’s current Instagram contest that’s all about costumes! The team is giving out a promo pass (for all 4-days!) to Gen Con 2016 and the rules are simple:
1) Post a photo of yourself in costume or a costume you are working on and use the tags #gencon2016 and #genconcosplay
The winner will be announced later today and their picture will be re-posted. *Please note that this prize is non-transferable and attendees must be 18+ years old and a resident of the U.S.
Participate in the Gen Con 2016 Costume Contest
The 31st Annual Gen Con Costume Contest is now available for your mail-in registration! The Costume Contest will take place at 4 pm on Saturday, August 6 in the ICC 500 Ballroom. It’s free to all spectators and will begin following the Costume Parade. The parade, a must-see attraction, will begin around 3 pm with the route finalizing in the coming weeks. Get your camera ready!
Can’t make the mail-in application delivery for the Costume Contest? You can sign-up for the Costume Contest at the show (while space remains). A form that you may copy and bring to the Information Booth is in the Program Book in the Costume Contest section. You also may print the online form and complete it on-site.
The deadline for on-site entries is 9 am on Saturday, August 6.
Upper Deck Returns with NEW Games and MORE Tournaments
Gen Con Contributing Sponsor Upper Deck is back! Sign up for all three $10K tournaments, featuring Legendary®, Legendary® Encounters, and Vs System™ 2PCG®.
The fun starts at 10 am on Thursday with theLegendary® Encounters 10K. Battle other players for incredible trophies and top Predator honors.
On Friday at 10 am, the Vs System™ 2PCG® 10K kicks off, pitting players against one other, using every VS System 2PCG set released to date, including the brand new Gen Con Alien Battles release!
Saturday’s Legendary® 10Kbegins at 10 am and features characters and schemes from Legendary®: Civil War. Beginner Games and Win a Box tournaments will be running every day and will include all of the new Legendary®, Legendary® Encounters, and Vs System™ 2PCG® releases.
Space is limited and could sell out quickly! Reserve your spot today at gencon.com.
Boss Monster: Crashing Landing
An alien vessel has crash landed in the land of Arcadia, bringing an out-of-this-world expansion to the world of Boss Monster! Brotherwise Games is thrilled to announce the launch of Boss Monster: Crash Landing at this year’s Gen Con. Crash Landing expands the hit dungeon building card game to 5-6 players and introduces a new set of science fiction-themed Bosses, Heroes, Spells, and an all new treasure type, the Alien Artifact!
Will you play as one of the new alien Bosses, using technology and otherworldly monsters to lure in intrepid Explorers and slay them? Or will you play as one of the classic Bosses, using your spells and monstrous cunning to teach these alien upstarts who the baddest dude in the land is? With Crash Landing you’ll be able to teach even more of your friends a lesson in deadly dungeon design.
Crash Landing is a mini-expansion of 45 cards. It requires Boss Monster 1 or Boss Monster 2 to play. It is fully compatible with all Boss Monster sets. Visit Brotherwise Games at Booth #2343 to pick up your copy of Boss Monster: Crash Landing and get your Gen Con exclusive Boss Monster promo card!
Brand-new RPG Dice Sets from Gate Keeper Games
The aptly named Halfsies Dice line from Gate Keeper Games are now available … in more than 10 unique color sets!
Halfsies Dice feature:
All new half-and-half color arrangements
Striking colors with a pearlescent swirl
Rare color combinations you can’t find anywhere else
Halfsies Dice are now available through a Gen Con exclusive pre-order system. Pre-order now to save $3-4 per set (25%+ off MSRP!) and select optional FREE Gen Con Pickup at Booth 2926. One month only! Pre-order event ends July 20. Order here.
Can’t make it to Gen Con 2016? No worries! Select Ship-to-Home, still receive the same better-than-convention pricing, and John Wrot! of Gate Keeper Games will personally ship them to you in August. Thanks to all for their interest!
BGG’s List of Gen Con 2016 Debuts
BoardGameGeekis the world’s largest database of board and card games, and it grows by several hundred more games each summer when designers and publishers converge in Indianapolis to introduce their creations to thousands of eager players at Gen Con! Don’t miss out on what they have to offer! You can find descriptions of all of these new board and card games — both those for sale and those available for previews and demo games prior to publication — in BoardGameGeek’s Gen Con 2016 Preview!
BGG’s Gen Con 2016 Previewfeatured images and descriptions of 135 games when it debuted on June 20, 2016, and it will keep growing until the doors at Gen Con open on Thursday, August 4. In 2015, BGG’s Gen Con Preview featured more than four hundred titles. Who knows how large it will grow in 2016?! Invest time now investigating what will be on hand, and you’ll be able to jump into the gaming action more quickly come August!
Refreshing New Items
While these great drink carrying options debuted earlier in the year, as summer approaches, they look even better! Get your own collectible pint glass, shot glass, or travel cup today!