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Gen Con 101

Health & Wellness at Gen Con

Tips from the Gen Con Staff for Taking Good Care of Yourself at the Con  Practice Good Hygiene  Wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently.  Kelsey’s Fun Tip: You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds! Try singing the A-B-C’s in your head or, if you’re a complete nerd, the lyrics to Flood by They Might Be […]

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Gen Con News

Open Gaming at Gen Con 2021

How To Join in on Open Gaming at Gen Con Indy and Gen Con Online What is Gen Con without picking up a game of Arkham Horror as strangers and leaving as new friends? One of the best parts about the Gen Con experience is open gaming, where you can pick up a game and […]

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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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Gen Con News

August Community Update

A chat about the Spirit of Gen Con, Yom Kippur offerings, and our August Charity Week It’s the final countdown (do do dooo doooo—) For many of us, Gen Con is going to be the first time we’re seeing such a large group of people in a while. It’s going to be exciting, it’s going […]

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Gen Con News

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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Gen Con News

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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Gen Con News

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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Gaming News

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’ […]