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Lauren A Brown: Gen Con 2023 Program Book Cover Artist

We caught up with Lauren A Brown, the incredibly talented artist for this year’s program book cover, and asked her a few questions about inspiration, her “process,” what she’s most looking forward to at Gen Con 2023, and more. What was your inspiration for this year’s Gen Con program book cover art? I was inspired […]

Gen Con News Lore

Genevieve’s Blue Adventure

As many of you know, Genevieve is no stranger to adventures. However, this one certainly had a… different shade of strange. Recently, Genevieve decided it was time to make the lengthy flight across the sea to spend time with her friends.  Knowing the flight would be long, she decided she would ask a local wizard […]

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3 Reasons You Should Get a Gen Con Online Badge This Year

Attending Gen Con is an experience like no other. The community is wonderful, and the sheer volume of games and events is enough to keep you busy for far longer than August 3-6. However, it is understandable that not everyone can make it to the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium for the full […]

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Four Reasons to Take “Finding Your Niche”

Gen Con and CMU are back to give you a look at the upcoming course in applied tabletop game design, “Finding Your Niche: Expanding Your Skillset Across Five Different Gaming Genres.” Below, instructor and game designer Travis D. Hill gives four reasons to take “Finding Your Niche.” “Finding Your Niche: Expanding Your Skillset Across Five […]

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Meet Our 2023 Featured Artists

Every year the Gen Con Art Show showcases some of the most talented and influential artists in fantasy, sci-fi, comics, gaming, and so much more. This year, our three featured artists are John Stanko, Jon Sideriadis, and Andrew Thompson. Read on to get to know a little bit more about these incredibly talented artists, admire […]

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Jeffrey Roth’s “7 Life Lessons I Learned From Playing Dungeons & Dragons in the 7th Grade”

Jeffrey Roth, Director of Experiential Analytics with Booz Allen Hamiltion, and lifelong “Dungeons & Dragons” fan, talks about a few important lessons he learned when he was younger from the world’s most popular tabletop RPG. Dungeons & Dragons, or D&D for short, is a tabletop role-playing game that has been around for over 40 years. […]

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Join The Op Games Road to Gen Con and Compete in the Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances World Championship!

Our friends at The Op Games have some exciting news! In case you missed the first Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances championship tournament at last year’s Gen Con, you’ll be excited to hear that Disney and Pixar fans and gamers alike are still heading to their local game stores to take part in The Op […]

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Meet the Designer Behind the New CMU Course

Gen Con has partnered with CMU for another exciting virtual class, “Using Games to Teach: What You Can Convey Through Play.” Meet Liz Davidson, the designer and instructor behind the class. Teaching is my day job, but when I got a chance to teach a class as part of a collab between Gen Con and […]

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5 Reasons to Take Intermediate RPG Design with Eloy Lasanta

If you haven’t heard, Central Michigan University, in cooperation with Gen Con, started offering classes focusing on Applied Game Design. These six-week online courses make it easy to learn new game design techniques and pursue a new gaming passion, learning from RPG Industry Experts of all stripes.  The next and newest class begins on January […]

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Avalon Hill is Adventuring to Gen Con 2022

Greetings, Gamers! Excitement is growing as temperatures rise, because we know summer brings Gen Con. There’s nothing quite like the Gen Con experience: catching up with friends from all over the world, tasting the delights offered by food trucks, and of course playing games 24/7. But this year, Gen Con will be extra special for […]