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My First Gen Con

We were lucky to work with a fantastic content creator, Prof Walt, during Gen Con Indy 2023. It was his first Gen Con! Here are some of his thoughts. “My first Gen Con was this past August! How I would sum up my first experience… Overdelivered and Overspent. It really does live up to the […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]


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 […]