June has arrived, and now only one month remains in Gen Con 50 Badge Pre-Registration. Pre-Registration will close on July 2, 2017. After Pre-Registration concludes, badges will revert to their standard prices and all new orders will be eligible for Will Call pick-up only.
If you order your badge today, not only can save on standard badge prices, those in the US can have their badges shipped to their home via USPS Priority Mail for an additional $10 service fee. All shipped packets have a 100% Replacement Guarantee. If your shipment is confirmed to be lost by the USPS, your convention materials will be replaced at no cost to you. Gen Con cannot replace items that have been marked as delivered.
Get your badge for the historic Gen Con 50 today! Already have your badge? Fulfillment of badges and event tickets will begin after Pre-Registration ends. Please verify that your address and shipping information are correct on your gencon.com profile to ensure that your package arrives as planned.
Gen Con 50 Event Registration NOW OPEN
The Gen Con team would like to thank everyone that participated in the opening of Event Registration on Sunday. Thousands of attendees participated with a record number of events (17,000!) to choose. If you did not take part, there are still nearly 10,000 events with tickets in the system.
Want to learn more about these offerings? Check out the Event Catalog links for up-to-the-minute event details!
What Can I Do if an Event Sells Out?
First, please note that there are still more than 10,000 events to choose from at Gen Con 50 with more on the way. The number of events offered will grow throughout the summer, and popular events may have additional sessions added. Some events also will move to larger spaces, as they have demonstrated demand beyond their initial capacity.
Attendees also can encourage event organizers of popular events to run more sessions at the convention. Event listings have contact information for event organizers and GMs.
During the opening days of Event Registration, schedules can shift dramatically, so tickets are even more likely to become available within the next several days. Plans for attendees do change throughout the summer, and tickets which have “sold out” may return to the system. If you did not receive your highest priority events, check back periodically to see if tickets become available or additional sessions/seats become available. You also may use generic tickets to try to attend “sold out” events. What Are Generic Tickets?
An hour after Event Registration opened yesterday, generic tickets were added as a purchase option. These tickets allow attendees to join events on site that they do not have tickets to participate. If an event has “no shows,” which is common, the event organizer may allow attendees with generic tickets to join an event. You can use these tickets to discover new events at the show, too! Returning Event Tickets
Gen Con’s event management system has a feature that allows users to return tickets for system credit with no administrative fee. You can return a ticket, then you may purchase another for the same or an overlapping time slot. To return a ticket, sign in to your Gen Con account and click on your account name. This will take you to your home page. You also may go to the “My Transactions” page from the drop-down menu. Once there, you may select “Refund” and check the box next to each ticket you wish to drop. The full amount of the ticket will be returned to your system credit.
Remember, system credit is non-refundable, non-transferable and does not expire, so it can be used to purchase badges or event tickets for this or a future Gen Con.
Steamforged Games at Gen Con 50
Steamforged Games, a Gen Con 50 Event Partner, loves the Gen Con experience and they know a key piece of it is the ability to try out a limitless amount of new games! With that in mind they have quadrupled the number of events they’re running. That’s right, they’ve expanded their event space to epic proportions and have ramped up the number of demos as well as full play-throughs!
Assemble a party of unkindled and journey across the realms to face the curse of undeath in the ruins of Lothric. They plan to run numerous Dark Souls events, perfect for players of all skill levels. New to the game and want a demo? They’ve got you covered with half hour demo sessions. Have a group of friends ready to conquer the dreaded Dancer? The full-play experience presents the perfect two-hour immersion.
Want to figure out if you’re a baller or a brawler? Borrow one of their fully assembled and ready-to-play teams for a game of Guild Ball! Offering almost 100 events ranging from demos up to full-play experiences, you’re sure to be entertained!
No matter which path you choose, one of their highly skilled and friendly volunteers will guide you to make this Gen Con the best yet. What are you waiting for? Head over to their events page now and sign up before you miss out!
Featured Tournament Events From Upper Deck
Upper Deck returns to Gen Con with never before seen games and even more tournaments! Sign up for both $10K tournaments, featuring Legendary® and Vs System® 2PCG®.
The fun starts at 10 am on Friday with the Vs System® 2PCG® 10K.Players are pitted against one another in this tournament that will feature every VS System 2PCG set released so far including the new Monsters Unleashed set.
Saturday is the day to Become Legendary.The Legendary® 10K begins at 10am and will feature characters and schemes from the Legendary: X-Men set.
Beginner Games and Win a Box tournaments happen all day, every day of the show including new games Shark Island™, Dread Draw™, Legendary®: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and much more.
Come see them in their own dedicated space at Wabash Rooms 1-3. Space is limited and will sell out. Reserve your spot today at gencon.com.
Gen Con 50 Pre-Show Q&A Survey
The Gen Con team wants your feedback! Please take this short survey, and tell us your opinion. Thank you to all that participate!
Celebrate 15 Years of True Dungeon
Adventures in “The Name of the Wind” Novel Setting To celebrate Gen Con 50 and True Dungeon’s 15th year, True Dungeon has teamed up with author Patrick Rothfuss to craft two exciting adventures. They will feature characters and monsters from his world– as well as some new surprises. They are pulling out all the stops to transform Lucas Oil Stadium (Exhibit Hall 1-2) into immersive adventures presented within the realm of the Fae, as well as the sleepy village of Newarre. The event takes place in the basement level of Lucas Oil Stadium in Hall 2 which is accessible from the north doors of LOS or an underground hallway shown here. Complete event details can be found here.
Get Your True Dungeon Treasure Tokens Now! You can grab a bit of Gen Con fun now by ordering some True Dungeon Treasure Tokens HERE. These high quality and heavy “casino type” chips represent your character’s gear, and players gets a free 10-pack at the start of each adventure. However, you can get a jump-start on equipping your character by purchasing some Treasure Tokens now. Many of this year’s tokens are directly inspired by items within the world of “The Name of the Wind” – including Shaed (a powerful Fae cloak). Orders ship in one-two days via USPS Priority Mail. What Can I Do if an Event Sells Out?
There are more than 16,000 events to choose from at Gen Con 50 with something for every attendee. The number of events offered will grow throughout the summer, and popular events may have additional sessions added. However, many events will sell out, due to high demand. Some of these events will sell out rapidly in the opening minutes of Event Registration. Adding back-up choices to your Wish List will give you more options to attend high-demand events. That said, not everyone will get all the events they want.
Plans for attendees do change, and tickets may return to the system. Additional seats may open up as well. During the opening days of Event Registration, schedules can shift dramatically, so tickets are even more likely to become available then. If you do not receive your highest priority events, check back periodically to see if tickets become available.
At Gen Con, you may use “generic tickets” to attend sold out events. If a ticketed attendee doesn’t show up and the event organizer allows it,you may join an event with generic tickets. After Event Registration opens and once all Wish Lists are processed, generic tickets will get added as a purchase option. These tickets also allow you to join any other events that you do not have tickets for, space permitting. You can use these tickets to discover new events or find extra slots at your previous favorites!
Gate Ten Parking, Shuttle Services, and Event Space
Gate Ten Events and Parking has all your parking and shuttle needs covered! They recently added more inventory, opening up four- five- and single-day parking passes. Park your car with Gate Ten and they will transport you to your hotel via their FREE SHUTTLES! Shuttles will run from the Gate Ten lot directly to hotels, the convention center, and stadium, but will not run between hotels and the convention center, or stadium. Those who park also will enjoy 24-hour lot security and in/out privileges during your stay.
In addition, Gate Ten has a one of a kind event center with a view of Lucas Oil Stadium that is unmatched. Their event center has capacity for more than 900 people and will remain open to service Gen Con attendees with a food court and full service bar. Want to host an event? Please contact Kate Bullis at email@example.com to inquire about private events and facility rental.
Gate Ten services the following hotels: Le Meridian, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Express Homewood Suites, Conrad Hotel, Hilton, Embassy Suits, Hyatt Regency, Westin, Marriot, JW Marriot, Fairfield, Courtyard Marriot, Spring Hill Suites, and the Sheraton.
Gate Ten Event Center is located at 343 West McCarty St. Event Center Hours: Wednesday Kick-off Party 7 pm – 12:00 am, Thursday-Saturday 11 am -1 pm, 3 pm – 2 am, and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.gatetenevents.com.
Gen Con 50 Film Festival
Did you know that Gen Con has an annual Film Festival that awards prizes, has dozens of events, and is free for all attendees? Film events include seminars, screenings, panels, and more! Browse events that include films, shorts, web videos, and more. Get your free ticket today!
Featured Events From Kosmos
With event registration opening in just a few days, make sure you’ve checked out what Kosmos has to offer. In addition to dedicated events for favorites like Dimension, Imhotep, and Legends of Andor, Kosmos’ extensive schedule includes events for NINE new 2017 games:
Exit: The Game: Get a sneak peek at this new series by playing a sample Exit game—available for the first time in the US—called Exit: The Secret of the Premiere. Team members with the fastest time each day will receive the three new Exit games as a prize!
Brutal Kingdom: Claw your way to power by eliminating your adversaries in this game of feral human nature. (PLUS: Keep an eye out for announcements about a special convention promo for this card game!)
Word Slam: On the hunt for a fun new party game? Look no further than this word-based guessing game by Exit designers Inka & Markus Brand.
Kerala: By popular demand, this beautiful tile placement game is now available in the US, and for attendees to check out at Gen Con!
Mag-O-Mag: Father and son duo Klaus & Benjamin Teuber bring fans a new family game that has players working together to make their way through a magnetic labyrinth.
Children’s Games: Kosmos is releasing four new games for children ages 5-and-up. Check them out with (or for) the young gamer in your life.
All events for Kosmos games are FREE, but sign up fast while space is available! And make sure to turn in your tickets to Kosmos staff in the demo hall to receive a $2 coupon towards a purchase in the Kosmos booth (#2735).
Check out Kosmos’ complete event listing here, and add your favorites to your Wish List.
Click here for a complete list of Kosmos games, and check out their YouTube page for videos.
Established in 1983, HârnWorld is the most consistent, detailed, sophisticated and flexible game world to be found. Learn why this game world has stood the test of time (hint: its not just the pretty maps). These seminars will introduce you to HârnWorld: a gritty, realistic gaming world that can accommodate whichever style of campaign you are looking for. Whether your player characters are knights, mages, barbarians, clerics, mercenaries, gladiators, craftsmen, merchants, thieves, or peasants, HârnWorld is the right setting to immerse your group into a rich medieval world that really works.
Hârnworld gets the details right, providing you with unparalleled depth and consistency that helps you spin an epic tale. Large details, like plate tectonics, ocean currents, star charts, and languages are complimented by smaller details, like the names and holders of thousands of manors, the locations of guards on castle floorplans, or the hawking tax rate levied on merchants in each market town.
Announcing Do317 Media Partnership
Gen Con has added Indy’s Do317 as an official Media Partner for 2017. With more than 140,000 registered users, Do317.com is the largest culture and entertainment community in Indianapolis. They live and love the Circle City, and their sole focus is helping natives answer the question “What am I going to do tonight?” They can help you unlock Indy’s best-kept secrets. By dedicating themselves to one mission they continue to bring you the city’s most premier giveaways, RSVPs, and top local events. Create a Do317 account today and don’t miss out on local promotions, news, and deals in Indy!
Gen Con 50 Blood Drive
Stack the Dice in your Favor – Donate! The Blood Mobile is back for its annual Gen Con blood drive with the Indiana Blood Center! It’s a simple thing to do and is the gift of life for those in need. Last year, generous Gen Con attendees donated 130 units of blood! Let’s set a new record for Gen Con 50.
The Blood Mobile will be at Gen Con for three days, Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19. This year, again with the generous support of The Westin Indianapolis, there will be TWO Blood Mobiles on Friday!
Golden Events for June 2
Tickets are selling quickly, but there are still THOUSANDS of amazing events to participate in at Gen Con 50. Secure your spot at the table today!
Wii U MarioKart 8 Grand Prix Tournament: Indy is known as a racing city; are you ready to test yourself on the digital track? Leave your banana peels and koopa shells at home, and just bring your racing skills to a MarioKart tournament with trophies, medals, and fun for all attendees.
First Exposure Playtest Hall: Have you ever played a game and had an idea for the game’s designer as you played? Ever wanted to beta test a game before it releases to the public? Want to meet up-and-coming game designers? Check out one of the many First Exposure Playtest Hall events, then you’ll get to be a part of the game design process! Who knows… maybe you’ll see the game that you play on shelves at next year’s convention!
They Might Be Giants Concert: While floor tickets have sold out for this special concert event, general admission seating is still available! Don’t miss your chance at being a part of Gen Con history! They Might Be Giants will play an exclusive concert for Gen Con 50, and you can get your tickets for just $10! That’s right, you and three friends can go for just $40. Check out Indy’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time in Gen Con’s history!
Gen Con 50 Retrospective Panels: Tickets are moving quickly for Gen Con 50’s FREE Retrospective Panels. Want to meet some of the most influential game designers, artists, industry luminaries, and hear the official and “off the record” tales of Gen Con’s history? You better get your tickets soon because these events are starting to sell out. Secure your seat in the audience today.
Industry Insider Seminars and Panels: Want to join exciting seminars and conversations with some of the game industry’s top minds? Take part in Industry Insider seminars and panels and get an insider look into the business and culture of the game industry.
Ruth’s Chris Steak Breaks Selling Quickly
Back for its SEVENTH year as a proud supporter of Gen Con, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is offering its STEAK BREAK lunch on Friday, August 18!
If you’re not familiar, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse has created a specific lunch deal just for Gen Con gamers. You get two Kobe-style beef sliders, chips, and a GIANT fresh-baked cookie for just $10.95. Add a drink for just a buck!
5 for $50 PROMOTION RETURNING THIS YEAR: Order lunch for your entire gaming group and get a great discount. You can get five STEAK BREAKS for just $50! Add bottled sodas or waters at pick-up for just a dollar each (cash only on drinks). Feed your entire gaming table with this must-order lunch for gamers on the go.
Steak Breaks are pre-order only and available for pick-up on Friday, August 5 from 11 am to 2 pm at Ruth’s Chris, just a couple 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 order delicious steak sliders for your gaming group? Click this link. PayPal is accepted.
Exclusive Gen Con 50 Loot
OffWorld Designs has stocked the Official Gen Con Store with Gen Con 50 gems! Don’t risk your favorite items selling out; secure your orders today! Check out the full Gen Con catalog, and get your golden goodies!
Raise a glass (or several) to this beautifully designed Gen Con 50 glassware collection. starting with the classic pint glass, you can satisfy all your everyday drinking needs, but the gold dragon raises its style to a more elegant level. For shot glasses, you have your choice of the die shot glass with two d6 enclosed in the bottom, or the fluted shot glass with the Gen Con 50 logo (or both!). Rounding out the collection is a beautiful Belgian Glass, which pairs perfectly with the Dragon’s Delight golden Belgian-style ale being brewed by Sun King Brewing!