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Gen Con Block Party 2021

A Handy Field Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Entertainment Outside the Convention Center Gen Con Indy is just under two weeks away, and we know that gamers enjoy the entertainment and the epicurious adventures that take place just outside the convention center as much as they do the gaming and shopping inside. With music, food […]

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Interview

Naomi VanDoren: Gen Con 2021’s Program Book Cover Artist

We caught up with Naomi VanDoren, this year’s program book cover artist, and asked about what inspired the piece, what she’s looking forward to at Gen Con, and all the awesome things she’s bringing to her booth this year! What inspired your work on this year’s Gen Con program book cover art? For this year’s […]

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Gift Guide

Gen Con’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our Holiday Collection: Apparel, Accessories, and More From Small Businesses in the Gaming Community Having trouble picking out the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your loved ones this year? Don’t sweat it! We’ve created a list of our favorite gifts for everyone on your list. The elves at Gen Con HQ have been working […]

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Q&A

Unleash Your Inner Artist With the Gen Con Collective Art Project

Our Interview With Kathleen Hardy, Artist and Creator of the Gen Con Collective Art Project The Collective Art Project started at Gen Con 50 in 2017. It was an experiment dreamed up by Kathleen Hardy for attendees to have some fun, relax from the hustle and bustle of the exhibit hall, and participate in the […]

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Trinity Haven Is Building a Home for LGBTQ Youth in Indianapolis

Our Interview with Jenni White, Executive Director of Trinity Haven In honor of Pride Month, we checked in with Jenni White, Executive Director of Trinity Haven. We selected Trinity Haven as one of our two charity partners for Gen Con 2020. Since we won’t be having an in-person convention this year, we’ll be carrying over […]

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Gift Guide

Top Gifts for the Tabletop Gamer Dad

Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your gaming-loving dad, check out these selections from our official Gen Con merchandise! Navy D20 Fitted Hat RPGs Black T-shirt Gen Con 2020 Ice Dice Pint Glass Urban Backpack My Gaming T-Shirt Stainless Vacuum Insulated Tumbler Camo Trucker Hat Gen Con 2020 […]

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Level Up Your Gaming From Home With Official Gen Con Merch

Want to improve your quarantine gaming experience? Check out these selections of homeware and comfy apparel from our official Gen Con merchandise! Genevieve Blanket First Coffee, Then Games Mug Board Games And Chill Sweats Keep Calm and Game On Hoodie My Love Language Is Board Games Ladies Slouchy Tee I’d Rather Be at Gen Con […]

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Top Gifts for the Tabletop Gamer Mom

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your gaming-loving mom, check out these selections from our official Gen Con merchandise! My Love Language is Board Games Slouchy Tee My Heart Belongs to Gen Con Slouchy Tee Ladies 8-Bit Genevieve Tee Gen Con Burnout Dice Hoodie Ladies Genevieve V Neck […]

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Q&A

Gen Con 2019 Make-A-Wish Recipient Drake Kiderlen on His Gen Con Memories

Eight Months After His Gen Con 2019 Adventure, We Check in With Drake to See How He’s Doing and What Games He’s Playing Last year, we teamed up with Make-A-Wish to bring Drake Kiderlen of Troy, MO and his family to Indianapolis for an all-expenses-paid trip to Gen Con 2019. While battling a pineal parenchymal […]

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Gaming Recommendations

Gen Con Staff Are Working (And Gaming) From Home #5

PR & Advertising Manager Jackie Miserany on Party Games for Sheltered-in-Place Adults (With Suggested Drink Pairings) What’s up party people?! Jackie here, PR & Advertising Manager at Gen Con and party game enthusiast. If you’re like me in California, you’ve been sheltering in place for what feels like forever and social distancing has you missing […]