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Gen Con game convention wins 2017 Diana Jones Award

At Gen Con 50, the winner of this year’s Diana Jones Award for excellence in gaming has been announced as… Gen Con itself! First organized in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin by Gary Gygax himself, Gen Con has grown to become an annual gaming mecca and affirmation of the gaming hobby, currently raging onward in Indianapolis. Other […]

News: Gen Con 2017

6 months agoWeb / Webcomics : PvP

Scott R. Kurtz: Huzzah, We’re at Gen Con for the 50th anniversay of the show! From Thursday through Sunday, you can find us at Booth 2754 selling an assortment of magical items. We have so many dazzling items to offer this year thatShow More Summary

Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

  It’s August 8th, 2017 and Gen Con is about a week away. I’m going through all of my pre-Gen Con rituals – planning for the Gnome Stew dinner at St. Elmo’s and the ENnies immediately afterwards, getting the books and materials for the games I’m running compacted into better traveling boxes, setting up the […]

Exclusive Preview: Delilah S. Dawson’s Ladycastle #1, Inspired By a “Women In Comics” Panel That Almost Didn’t Include Women

last yearHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Novelist Delilah S. Dawson was so amped by the initial lack of women at a Gen Con "Women in Comics" panel that the kernel of a female-led adventure story began to take root and wouldn't let go. Now, that story is a comic that's set to be released by BOOM! Studios later this month! It's a four-part fantasy series called Ladycastle.

Lessons about Community and Kickstarter Learned at Gen Con

Not all of us got to travel to Gen Con with the Kickstarter Games team, but reading superbacker Rod Meek’s notes from our panel, you could practically hear our Head of Games, Luke Crane, on stage. Rod’s takeaways emphasized the importance...Show More Summary

News: Intelligent Life

2 years agoWeb / Webcomics : PvP

Scott R. Kurtz: Last week was a pretty emotional week for me because sandwiched into our week at Gen Con was a reunion with my oldest and dearest friend, a meeting ten years in the making and a meeting 35 years in the making. I’ve known...Show More Summary

News: Gen Con - Thanks

2 years agoWeb / Webcomics : PvP

Scott R. Kurtz: Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to see us at Gen Con this year. That show, as always, is such an amazing time. We saw a lot of cool games this year, my team was in love with Captain Sonar. I didn’t get a chance to play it, but I never stopped hearing about it. Show More Summary

Game Designer Eric Lang wins 2016 Diana Jones Award

At Gen Con 2016, the winner of this year’s Diana Jones Award for excellence in gaming has been announced as prolific and impressive game designer Eric M. Lang. Lang is known as the man behind Chaos in the Old World, the Living Card Game versions of A Game of Thrones and Star Wars, and more […]

News Post: Live from Gen Con!

2 years agoWeb / Webcomics : Penny Arcade!

Gabe: This is my first time at a Gen Con and like Tycho mentioned, I am having a blast! Thornwatch is being demoed in the Lone Shark booth all day and the feedback I’ve gotten is super positive. one of the cool new things we are showing off here at Gen Con is the Storyboard system. Show More Summary

News Post: Confidential to Tycho Brahe

2 years agoWeb / Webcomics : Penny Arcade!

Gabe: I hope things are going well back at the office. I am sitting in the airport in Minneapolis right now, next stop Gen Con! Anyway, I just saw your news post. Yeah I had no fucking clue what this comic was about. I let you have it because it really seemed to make you chuckle for some reason. Show More Summary

Gnome Stew At Gen Con

It’s that time of year again when Gen Con rolls around and calls gamers of all sorts to Indianapolis, Indiana for a solid week of gaming fun. Gnome Stew is, of course, not immune to the siren’s song of Gen Con and many of the Gnomes are going to be there running games, giving seminars, and doing […]

Join Kickstarter + Cards Against Humanity at Gen Con 2016

Hundreds of Games creators, award-winning artists, and sci-fi and fantasy enthusiasts will descend on Indianapolis from August 4–7 for Gen Con, one of the largest tabletop gaming conventions in North America — and we’ve teamed up with Cards Against Humanity to host a brilliant bunch of games for your dice-rolling, tile-laying, card-swapping pleasure. Show More Summary

News Post: Thornwatch at Gen Con!

2 years agoWeb / Webcomics : Penny Arcade!

Gabe: I will be attending my very first Gen Con next week! I will be heading over there with the crew from Lone Shark games to talk about Thornwatch. We are coming up on the end of the design phase of this thing and it feels pretty great. Show More Summary

Two Ways to Look at the GOP Race

Charlie Cook: “Think­ing about the 2016 Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial nom­in­a­tion has gen­er­ally boiled down to two com­pet­ing views. The first is that Trump and/or Car­son, the con­sum­mate polit­ic­al out­siders, will re­main at the top of the GOP field, with one or [...]

Republican Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor Race

Matt Bevin will be the next governor of Kentucky. Bev­in led Demo­crat Jack Con­way, Ken­tucky’s two-term at­tor­ney gen­er­al, 52 per­cent to 44 per­cent when the As­so­ci­ated Press called the race just after 8 p.m. East­ern. Con­way nev­er trailed in a pub­lic poll this sum­mer or fall, dur­ing the run-up to Elec­tion Day, and Bev­in even trailed in [...]

Five New Board Games You Should Play

In the board game world, the North American convention season is mostly over. Gen Con saw a unique attendance of almost 62,000 people and had slightly over 400 new games. The upcoming convention at Essen, Germany in October already has a list of almost 600 new games, and it is not done yet. Show More Summary

US Air Force "Aggressive" Laser Plans

The Air Force, however, is focused on fighters. That’s a tighter fit than gunships or bombers, so the Air Force Research Laboratory has a relatively cautious three-phase plan, AFRL commander Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello said at the conference:1. Show More Summary

Gen Con to Have All-Male “Writing Women Friendly Comics” Panel, Warns “Dissenting Opinions May Occur”

3 years agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

When Denver Comic-Con made the ill-conceived decision in May to hold an all-male "Women in Comics" panel, I hoped at the time that Cons everywhere would take note of the criticism DCC received, and remember that representation is vital in planning events for, by, and about women in comics.

Deal: Verizon’s 1st Gen Moto G (without LTE) is just $20 at Best Buy

3 years agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

Well, you're probably not going to find a better deal on a capable smartphone than what Best Buy has up today. They have put Verizon's 1st Gen Moto G up for $20 without a contract, which is an absolute steal of a price when you consider what's inside this thing.

These Indiana Events Need to Relocate to a New State

It's not just Gen Con and the NCAA. Indiana is home to lots of major events — or at least, it was. read more

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