It’s July at Gen Con and Fulfillment Has Begun
July is here; are you ready for next month’s Gen Con 50?! Thank you to all who participated in Pre-Registration. Badges and event tickets have started printing with shipping beginning in the next few weeks. Haven’t purchased your Gen Con 50 badge yet? Time is running out!
As announced, badges are on-pace to sell out. Order now to guarantee your spot. Get your badge at gencon.com. Badges are currently available with 24-hour on-site will call pick-up.
A Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game
Winter is coming to your tabletops in the new A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from CMON and Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc. Designed by Eric M. Lang and Michael Shinall, players will experience the world of George R.R. Martin’s beloved novels like never before in this brand-new miniatures game perfect for veteran players and those new to the table.
Stop by CMON’s booth #617 at Gen Con to be among the first people to play the game at their dedicated demo area. Choose your House, take Robb Stark or Jaime Lannister to the field of battle, and bring them glory though objective-based gameplay with highly detailed, original miniatures. Demo games are first-come, first-serve, so arrive early to join in on the War of Five Kings!
CMON will have even more gaming fun, including demos of Rising Sun, Massive Darkness, Zombicide: Green Horde, and so much more! Join in the fun at booths #415 & #617.
Trash Panda Demos from Steamforged Games
“They’re coming to get you Barbara…”
They’re hungry, and you’re the food! Do you have what it takes to escape a city overrun? To survive the horrors of a megacorporation gone rogue? Be one of the first to experience a top-secret project from Steamforged Games, the creators of Dark Souls: The Board Game and Guild Ball. A trained company operative will guide you and a friend through this terrifying demo.
Couldn’t get in to a Dark Souls playthrough? Due to the popularity of their Dark Souls events they decided to give you a sneak preview into a super-secret project! Hope you brought an umbrella, because it’s raining events! That’s right, you have the chance to be one of the first to try out an amazing new game before anyone else. Tickets are sure to sell out fast though so hurry and sign up now!
BE WARNED: Event name and description is subject to mutation…
Weddings and Vow Renewals at Gen Con 50
It’s Gen Con 50, join the celebration!
On Saturday at 8 pm, just prior to the dance, Gen Con will host a mass vow renewal ceremony. This nondenominational, gamer-themed, group ceremony is open to all. Friends and family are welcome; and the dance is your reception! Advance registration is recommended, but not required.
If you want to renew your vows more personally, you can work with the wedding coordinator on vow renewals at specific times in specific iconic Gen Con locations. If you live in Marion or Monroe counties in Indiana, you might even be able to have a legal wedding!
Have any questions? Contact the wedding coordinator.
They Might Be Giants Concert for Gen Con 50
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!
Ravensburger’s Exciting Gen Con 50 Line-Up
Put Ravensburger at the top of your list of must-see Gen Con booths! Their experienced team of expert gamers will be waiting for you at Booth #2111 in the Family Fun Pavilion, looking for challengers to test their skills at some of Ravensburger’s newest games including:
El Dorado – Lead an expedition through the jungles of South America on a quest for the golden city in this Nominee for Game of the Year 2017!
Bidder Up – Grab your gavel and get ready to bid for the animals you need to fill your barn and win this auction style board game.
Notre Dame – Heads of influential families battle for money, prestige, and control of 14th century Paris, in the shadow of the ominous Notre Dame cathedral.
In the Year of the Dragon – As the prince of China you’ll manage your province and protect yourself from an unending ambush of unfortunate events!
Test your skills, have some fun, and win awesome prizes at their Krazy Wordz, Banned Wordz, and El Dorado play events on Thursday and Friday night!
Gen Con attendees will be able to purchase Ravensburger’s newest games right at their booth!
Saltire Games: A Local Revitalization Story
Saltire Games: Family and Hobby Game Store has been a north east Indianapolis staple for eight years. Now under a NEW ownership/management, it has become a revitalized partner for the whole community. Everyone notices the warm reception and updated look when they enter the doors. If you are a gamer in central Indiana or just visiting the area, Gen Con encourages you to stop by their store!
They have been boosting awareness of games, reintroducing customer favorites, and adding new lines based on customer demand. To show Saltire’s commitment to their gamers, they have a new customer rewards program, new terrain for the wargamers, and continuously add to their board game library, which is free for in-store play! The RPG area holds an impressive 60+ systems. When playing in store, you’ll find weekly scheduled events as well as one time special events and tournaments.
More than the products, Saltire supports the community around them. With new ownership, they hold special events to support local organizations, such as food pantries and veteran’s groups, and provide prize support for other worthy causes. The compulsion to share the positive aspects of gaming causes them to regularly go to schools, churches, and local events. Saltire Games has begun summer reading clubs, camps and local game clubs at schools in their area.
Saltire Games isn’t just a game store but a community builder. Stop by and see everything it has to offer! Oh, and play a game or two as well!
Exclusive Gen Con 50 Limited Edition Playmats from CoolStuffInc
How would you like your very own Gen Con 50 commemorative playmat, featuring the convention’s official art from Steve Argyle?
Gen Con is joining forces with CoolStuffInc.com to create a beautiful, custom playmat that is available ONLY at Gen Con 50! It features the event’s iconic image of an avaricious dragon proudly standing on its shiny hoard. How do you get one? You can purchase yours for $19.99 while supplies last at the CoolStuffInc.com booth in the Exhibit Hall or in the Event Hall.
CoolStuffInc.com also will announce some participation giveaways of playmats in the coming weeks, so check future newsletters for giveaway details.
Looking for more awesome activities to complete your Gen Con schedule? Gen Con has added hundreds of more events, including some additional sessions of popular events! You can search the complete list of available events at the Event Finder.
3D Printing Specialists – Shapeways
Come check out an incredible world of custom 3D printed miniatures, dice, and more at Shapeways! Located near the Miniatures Hobby Events area, the largest 3D printing service and marketplace in the world will show off the most unique, custom, and affordable products for gamers, all created by their community of designers. Come say “hi” and get a free 3D printed model to paint yourself!
Golden Events – “Free”
Looking for awesome events from trusted Gen Con exhibitors and GMs? Check out this list of event hosts who are all hosting completely FREE events!
- Blue Orange Games- Join Blue Orange Games for their series of Kingdomino and Photosynthesis demos, tournaments, and games.
- Greater Than Games- With a “greater than” list of gaming, demos, and seminars, Gen Con 50 Event Partner, Greater Than Games, has you covered with an assortment of free events.
- HABA– Making their return to the Family Fun Pavilion, HABA USA has a collection of free events that feature titles Dragon Tower, Go Cuckoo, Rhino Hero, and more!
- Kosmos– Kosmos will feature a hit lineup of titles with free events featuring Legends of Andor, Kerala, Brutal Kingdom, Dimension, and many others.
- Pandasaurus Games– After making their Gen Con debut last year, Pandasaurus Games is back and showing off their titles King’s Life, The Game (On Fire), and Starfall. All free to join!
Special Edition Gold Foil V-Neck
Get this Gen Con 50 special edition unisex black v-neck with a luxurious Gold Dragon foiled on the front and be the envy of every dragon hoarder on the block. Avoid a possible sellout at the convention, stock up on all your exclusive Gen Con 50 swag from the Official Gen Con Store!