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May Community Update

A reflection on Mental Health Awareness Month, updates on Yom Kippur plans, and a week-long charity event with Asians Represent and Rivals of Waterdeep. May is Mental Health Awareness Month I was fifteen the first time I really got into gaming. I signed up for a LARP, a year younger than the age requirement; I […]

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May Health and Safety Update

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” -Yogi Berra Hello Friends! Here we are, another month closer to Gen Con and we have some new facts and — like you — we still have our own share of questions about the future. I’ll do my best to outline below what has changed, what […]

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April Health and Safety Update

Friends of Gen Con, As summer approaches, more and more of us are starting to look ahead to the fall. We are hearing many questions about what Gen Con 2021 will look like, and our hope here is to answer with the best information we have at this time. We’re going to begin with the […]

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Information and Accountability for Gen Con 2021 and Yom Kippur

To our attendees and community, We announced this week that we are rescheduling Gen Con 2021 to September 16-19, which lands on Yom Kippur, the holiest holiday in the Jewish calendar. For many of our Jewish attendees, this makes attending the full convention difficult, if not impossible. We recognize the seriousness of this conflict and we […]

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Peter Adkison on Gen Con 2021’s Rescheduled Dates and New Format

A Message from Gen Con’s Co-Owner and Chairperson of the Board Friends, it’s been a long year. I know you’ve been wondering what will happen with Gen Con this year, and I can tell you that we all share that feeling. Today, we’re excited to announce our plan of action. We are moving Gen Con […]

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October Community Update

In Which Gen Con Community Manager Kelsey Desrosiers Interviews Our Director of Events and Hypes Our Upcoming Halloween Gaming Weekend Hey, fam! It’s time for another community update. We are stoked about plans for our upcoming Halloween Gaming Weekend with Fria Ligan and the Alien RPG, and hope you’ll join us (more details below)! But […]

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September Gen Con Community Update

In Which Gen Con Community Manager Kelsey Desrosiers Interviews Our Senior Operations Manager and Updates Us on Year-Round Gen Con Community Hey, fam! It’s time for another update. This month, we’re highlighting some of the cool things our community has been up to and looking forward to community planning for the future. But first, we […]

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Monthly Gen Con Community Update: Welcome to the Community

Gen Con Community Manager Kelsey Desrosiers on What’s New for Year-Round Gen Con Community on Twitch and Discord Hi, fam! Welcome to the first edition of our monthly community update. Within these hallowed blog walls, you’ll find out what’s happening in our community, get the latest in news and announcements, and find out more about […]

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Catan Celebrates 25 Years of Bringing People Together — While Staying Apart

Guest Post by Catan Studio In 2020, CATAN® celebrates its 25th anniversary. As we all know now, it’s not the anniversary year anyone envisioned. We’d like to share a little bit with you about the year that could have been, and why we are so excited now about the future. The year got off to […]

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Paizo Organized Play at Gen Con Online

Paizo Organized Play Manager Tonya Wolridge on What Paizo Has in Store for Gen Con Online Paizo Organized Play is bringing lots of events to Gen Con Online — over 900 quests, scenarios, and special events, including quite a few world premieres! You can find a selection of items below, and the full catalog is […]