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