Are you ready for They Might Be Giants’ exclusive concert at Gen Con 50? More than half of the concert’s tickets have sold out, so interested attendees should secure their event tickets soon. Happening Thursday, August 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, this concert literally will be the largest, most attended event in Gen Con’s 50-year history! Get your tickets today, and don’t miss out!
Gen Con 50 Approaching Badge Sellout
As announced earlier today via press release, Gen Con 50 badges will sell out if current sales trends continue. Planning to purchase a Gen Con 50 badge? Order soon to guarantee your spot. Get your badge at gencon.com.
Badges are currently at their discounted Pre-Registration prices until July 2, then will revert to their standard pricing. US residents also may select USPS Priority shipping if they purchase their badges before July 2. Then, all badges will become available via 24-hour on-site Will Call only.
Don’t have your badge yet? Don’t delay! Breaking Games Invades Gen Con
Breaking Games invades Gen Con 50 with a spaceship full of games, including Asking for Trobils! It’s a 2-7 player worker-placement game where bounty hunters scour the galaxy to gather resources and catch the most Trobils. Negotiate with space pirates, fly your favorite spaceship minis and bump your opponents off their locations in this fun and fast strategy game. Exclusive spaceships will be available at Booth #2329.
But perhaps you’d rather avoid the far-flung future, and go deep in the past instead. We’ll introduce you to Rise of Tribes from Breaking Games, currently on Kickstarter! With an innovative dice mechanic, where your choices affect the other players, you can lead your prehistoric tribe to victory! Demos and future order info will be available at Booth #2329.
Check out Breaking Games this Gen Con at Booth #2329.
Codenames: Duet by Czech Games
Did you know the Codenames family has a brand new member? This time, it’s a cooperative version that can be played with just two players. Both players must give clues to the other, as the key card is now two-sided. To win, you must contact all the agents in a certain number of rounds while avoiding the hidden assassins! Once you succeed in the first mission (Prague), you will travel to other cities, which provide progressively tougher challenges.
Codenames: Duet will include 400 new words that can also be used with the original set of Codenames.
Czech Games Edition (CGE) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and would like to invite you to visit ICC Room #232 to try out the game or purchase it. In addition to Codenames: Duet, there will also be an opportunity to try out their other great games, including some ticketed learn-to-play events. These events will be available soon on gencon.com. Wild West Exodus: Second Edition
Wild West Exodus, from Gen Con 50 Event Partner Warcradle, is game of gunslingers, lawmen, outlaws, mad scientists, aliens and more!
The long-awaited Second Edition of Wild West Exodus is nearing the end of its beta test! The community has eagerly played Second Edition, giving thousands of hours of playtesting and feedback!
With this new edition of Wild West Exodus, the rules, miniatures, and backgrounds have been refocused and expanded so that they compliment each other. Not only is the game faster and more brutal, a more intuitive game driven by narrative has been built. A taste of this rich setting can be found in the short stories on the blog. There is also a plethora of thrilling novels, supplements and vignettes being released over the coming year (they do love creating some mystery).
It’s not too late – GET INVOLVED!
Take part in Second Edition beta! The growing Wild West Exodus community has been active in playtesting and the feedback process of the beta. You can get involved by downloading the beta and leaving feedback either on the online form or joining the discussion on The Dark Council, the official Wild West Exodus Facebook Fan Page.
Delve into the background of Wild West Exodus! Read up on the background of the miniatures; you can check out the Wild West Exodus blog for short stories as well as official news including releases of new and re-sculpted miniatures. Golden Events – “Guests of Honor” Edition
Gen Con 50 has many Guests of Honor who are renowned in their many diverse fields. They each host special events and seminars that promise to be enlightening and fun! Add some of these events to your schedule today!
Q&A with True Blood’s Charlaine Harris- Meet Author Guest of Honor, Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series (aka True Blood)! Ask her about her new series or anything else you’re dying to know!
You Can Be A Puppeteer with Noel MacNeal- Ever wanted to try your “hand” at puppetry? Professional puppeteer and Puppet Guest Of Honor, Noel MacNeal, will teach the same television puppetry skills used by “The Muppets” on such shows as “Sesame Street” & “Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House” (of which Noel puppeteered & voiced the title character “Bear”).
Monster Making– Join Cosplay Guest of Honor, Carl Martin of Shinka Studios, for a no-experience-necessary cosplay monster workshop.
Drawing Demo– Artist Guest of Honor, Donato Giancola, will host a drawing demonstration with commentary and Q&A.
Gen Con 50 Exclusives
Get your Gen Con 50 gear while supplies last! The items beautifully pictured above are selling quickly, so order your items now!
Con*Quest Journals Now Shipping
Celebrate and commemorate Gen Con 50 with Con*Quest Adventure Journal‘s exclusive two-pocket spiral game journal with two quick-list pages for Gen Con planning, 80 game pages to rate and remember games you’ve played, 60 lined pages and 60 graph pages! And it’s all in the super convenient convention 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ size – big enough for your notes, small enough to keep with you during hours of game play! All for only $9.99!