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August Health and Safety Update

Hello, friends of Gen Con! September is fast approaching, and I know I speak for everyone on the Gen Con team when I say that excitement is truly building. Yes, we’re going to be a little smaller this year (remember 2016?), but we have a fantastic slate of events and exhibitors new and old, plus […]

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Gaming Life

Games Help us Through the Worst of Times and Reflect the Best of Them

A guest post from Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD, of Take This, one of our official Gen Con 2021 charity partners. Despite various iterations of moral panic over the decades lamenting the dangers of gaming, during the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve seen more people gaming than maybe ever. Parents are playing more video games with their kids. Dungeons […]

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June/July Health and Safety Update

Hello Friends! In this June/July update we’re going to cover some recent news, results from our recent survey, and our current health and safety plan for Gen Con Indy 2021. As many of you know, COVID-19 case rates have been falling dramatically over the last months as vaccination levels have picked up around the country. […]

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June Community Update

Pride Month, Charity Streaming on Gen Con TV, and Community on Discord Happy pride, my queer family! Like many people, I found my safe space to be myself in the gaming community; I talked about this a little bit in my update from last month, but I want to dive into the importance of LGBTQ+ […]

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Gaming News

TableTakes News Briefing for June 21, 2021

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Magic: The Gathering’s July Super Drop Details Dicebreaker: Magic: The Gathering’s July Superdrop celebrates icky villains, Mother’s Day and watching cartoons WotC Announces the Dungeon Master Challenge WotC: Enter […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for June 7, 2021

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Regé-Jean Page Teases His Upcoming Roles in ‘The Gray Man’ and ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Variety: Regé-Jean Page Teases His Upcoming Roles in ‘The Gray Man’ and ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ […]

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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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Gaming News

TableTakes News Briefing for May 10, 2021

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Badge Registration for Gen Con Indy Opens May 23 Gen Con: Gen Con Announces 2021 Badge Registration Dates Magic to Return To in-Store Play May 28 Polygon: Magic: The […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for April 26, 2021

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Originally Announced During Gen Con Spring Showcase, Steamforged Games Monster Hunter World: The Board Game Cleans Up Big On Kickstarter Dicebreaker: Monster Hunter World: The Board Game Kickstarter gobbles […]