Man, I haven't used a forum in forever, but it struck me that I should make a thread for Gen Con attendees and potential attendees with info and such.
What's Gen Con?
It's the largest tabletop gaming convention in North America founded by Gary Gygax himself over 50 years ago! They have thousands of events where you can play games, watch films, attend seminars, workshops, panels, live events, or even experience a run through True Dungeon. They have enormous exhibit halls showing off new tabletop, board, and card games that you can test out and buy if you dig them. Talk to the creators themselves to learn more about the game. You've got cosplay, card tower building, artists and authors, the list goes on and on.
There is a lot going on at Gen Con and it can be overwhelming, so I thought I would make this little post with info for people going or thinking about it.
Gen Con Website
Obviously you need the actual website link in order to buy badges and sign up for events.
Gen Con Official Site
4-Day Badges are almost sold out and single day tickets will start vanishing after that. Additionally, prices for badges increase in July so you should consider getting them sooner rather than later!
Gen Con Q&A
In April, I got together with our own Ma1function, my Husband, and a buddy who helps organize and run True Dungeon to do a live Q&A session on Twitch. It's a bit long because we're talkers, but we give you all the details on the con and answer questions asked by the chat. We talk about everything from parking to food to signing up for events.
You can find it here: RPHQ Gen Con Q&A
Debuting Board Games
Every year, BoardGameGeek puts out a preview of what new games are coming to Gen Con.
You can find that here: BoardGameGeek
Gen Con Map
Eventually, an interactive map will be available for con-goers, but for now, her is an exhibit hall map with the list of exhibitors! Get ready to make it rain!
Main Exhibit Hall Map
Con*Quest Journals makes these awesome play journals for Gen Con every year. You get sheets designed to help you keep track of inventory for your games, note game reviews for playtested games, it has graph paper, scheduling pages, and more. It's a fantastically handy little journal that you can get in advance or pick up at the con!
Pre-Order it Here: Con*Quest Journals