Conventions Archive


How to Alienate Female Gamers

Before I begin, let me just say 95% of Gen Con was amazing. I didn’t catch anyone leering at me, I didn’t get “accidentally” ran into, and no one questioned my geek cred. Gamers were helpful, instead of sarcastic, when I mentioned I hadn’t played a game. But, and there’s alway a


Gen Con: Claire’s Christmas in August

So it’s no secret that I love conventions. The more comic cons and game conventions I go to, the more I love them. Minus the disorganization of Fandom Fest, Gen Con weekend was a fantastic 4 days. (It’s amazing what a few rope lines can do for con happiness!) I spent the


The Doubleclicks at Gen Con

Gen Con was my first true experience hearing the music of The Doubleclicks. Sure I had heard “Clever Girl” before and (because I realize the internet exists) “Nothing to Prove.” So when a friend told me they were playing a show on Saturday I knew I had to make it over there


Press Release: Gen Con Indy 2013 Continues Record-Breaking Growth

INDIANAPOLIS (August 20, 2013) Gen Con Indy 2013, completed August 15-18 at the Indiana Convention Center, experienced record attendance numbers and unprecedented growth. Weekend turnstile attendance of 159,364 and unique attendance of 49,058, grew the convention 20% from 2012’s record-setting 41,000+ unique attendees. These metrics show continued growth of more than 75%


Gen Con Tournament – Ticket To Ride

I had only played Ticket to Ride a few times during family dinners. I liked the concept of the game, and the game play itself is quick easy once you get into it, but it does take some strategy, like all games. Should I place my track here? Will I make my


My First Gen Con

Although I’ve grown up in Indianapolis, this weekend was my first Gen Con. There always seemed to be something going on Gen Con weekend, or I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. The stars finally aligned this year and I was finally able to make it to the convention for the


Flagon Slayer Tapping Party: Where You Get Punished for Drinking Beer

Wednesday evening, I headed downtown after work for Sun King’s Flagon Slayer: Official Beer of Gen Con Tapping Party. I’ve always enjoyed Sun King, and Flagon Slayer was quite delicious, being a beer/mead hybrid made sweet with cherries and Indiana honey. The event itself left a little to be desired though. 5


Scotty’s Brewhouse + Gen Con

Cons provide a unique experience for geeks like me- everything I love in one place including endless hours of games, shopping, panels, and photo ops (and don’t forget the accepted ability to dress up like it’s Halloween for days on end). However the one thing cons lack s good food. I can’t


Press Release: Paizo Publishing’s Gen Con Schedule

General Paizo Events Ongoing throughout Gen Con Paizo is in booth #203 in the Exhibit Hall Giveaways at the Paizo booth throughout GenCon Free collectible buttons, a new one each day Free promo card for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Spend $50 or more at the Paizo booth and get a free


Press Release: IELLO’s Program for Indy Gen Con

Editor’s Note: Hello readers! We have been getting a few press releases from game companies leading up to Gen Con. This one from IELLO is the first one we’ve ran. Do you want to see more of these? Or should we just leave them in our inbox? IELLO’s New Games THE THREE LITTLE