2017 has arrived. It’s officially time to get excited for the historic Gen Con 50! Gen Con will return to the Indianapolis Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and participating hotels from August 17-20, 2017.
Badges for the upcoming convention will become available at gencon.comlater this month on January 29, 2017 at noon (Eastern), when Badge Pre-Registration opens. Badge types, prices, and general information for Gen Con 50 can be found at the Badge Information web page. Information regarding the 2017 Housing Registration and Press Registration processes will become available via newsletter and web link later this month.
Interested in running an event at Gen Con 50? Early Event Submission will begin on January 22 at noon (Eastern). You can find information and tips on how to participate at this link. The Gen Con Events team has released an updated Event Host Policy PDF for 2017 that all Event Organizers and GMs should review before submitting their events. If you have questions after reading the web link and Event Host Policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Registration will open on Sunday, May 28.
Gen Con 50 will be a “can’t miss” event, and the team can’t wait to Celebrate Gaming History with you!
Final Week of Con Carrier Kickstarter
The Con Carrier, the newest evolution in convention and tabletop game transportation, was developed from a challenge faced at Gen Con 2016 by exhibitor Everything Epic. They had just launched their 2nd Edition Secrets of the Lost Tomb Core Game, that features many expansions, and wanted to provide a solution for fans to carry their boxes of adventures around the convention. To address this need, they created a large custom bag that was a huge hit. However, for 2017, they wanted to make it even better!
The improvements were founded on three key principles: make it Economical, Simple, and Convenient. The Con Carrier was created with the gamer in mind by making sure it was strong enough to carry over 50 lbs, big enough to fit two standard games flat side-by-side, and feature a durable strap. Now, you can carry one bag instead of many, while still being portable enough to take with you anywhere!
The Con Carrier is fully funded on Kickstarter now with one week to go, and will likely not be available at retail. If this is the solution you have been waiting for, check out the Kickstarter and support the project today! Also, you can get a sneak peek at some exciting new games coming soon from Everything Epic like: Big Trouble in Little China the Miniatures Board Game, Agents & Operatives, Coma Ward, and Secrets of the Lost Station! Want even more info? Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.