It's started to get cooler out, even here in Atlanta. Highs will soon drop below the 90s and lows might dip into the upper 50s. Autumn is nearly upon us, and with it comes the haunting season. All things ghoulish are coming, including Fantasy Flight's Arkham Nights 2019, a 3 day festival of all things horror and weird based on H.P. Lovecraft's work. Tickets are available now.
For many people here in the US, once Gen Con is over, they might feel that the biggest show of the convention season is over. But those over in Europe know better. Essen Spiel is still coming up, and Fantasy Flight will be there with a special, limited edition of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Legion.
We're in the thick of Gen Con day 2, but that doesn't mean the show's over by any stretch. Arcane Wonders is here, and they've got a post talking about all the cool things they've got going on in their booth just over *points* there.
And no, I don't mean that I will be finding my "special someone" while here at the show, breaking my 7 long years of being single... at least, I don't think that'll happen. No, I'm talking about the popular card game. Fog of Love will be here in Indy, and are also talking about the game coming to a broader description.
Psst. Hey... Gen Con is this week. Pass it along.
Ares Games will be there. And they're going to be there big and in style. They have a lot going on, including Tripods & Triplaes, Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles, WW2 Quartermaster General Second Edition, and much, much more. Have yourselves a look-see.
If you didn't see the stories earlier (and you've been living under a rock), Gen Con is this week. The whole gaming world is converging on the ICC, and that includes Catalyst Game Labs. They'll be here with the new Shadowrun 6th Edition and a whole bunch of extras. Like what? Like see below.
A big attraction every year at Gen Con is Fantasy Flight's booth. They've always got a crowd in front of their display case, as it's always stocked with the latest and greatest things. This year, certainly, will be no different. What kinds of things might they have? Let's take a look.
Yes, it's Gen Con week. That means lots of announcements about what's going to be at the show. Here is CMON's (where I'll be most of the time, so stop by and say hello). What sort of things can you also see in the booth (besides me)? Let's take a look.
Good lord, Gen Con is just a couple days away. Hell, some of you may be on your way to Indy already. For those that'll be here, Cryptozoic has posted up what you can expected over in their booth, with a look at some preview releases.
Did you know that Gen Con is just next week? Yeah. Crazy, right? Well, for those that'll be going to the show (and I know there's a bunch of you out there), AEG is no taking pre-orders for their upcoming releases that they'll have there. And you can save on shipping because you can just pick up your games while in Indy.
Wyrd Games loves to go all-out for Gen Con. And, I mean, why not? It's 4 days of gaming with tens of thousands of gamers from all over the world. For those that'll be at the show, they've posted up what Malifaux and The Other Side releases they'll have at the show.
They're also hiring a pair of game designers. Considered by many to be the "holy grail" of gaming jobs, if you think you have what it takes, send in your resume.
Gen Con is arguably the biggest gaming event in North America. And so, a lot of companies pull out all the stops and get some amazing stuff prepared. Wyrd certainly does. They've got the new Nightmare Box that is getting a special Gen Con edition. Want to see what's in it? Have a look below.
Well, we're a little over a week into July. That means that Gen Con is less than a month away. Gamers are rejoicing. Game companies are preparing. And everyone's anxious. Of course, as thousands and thousands of gamers will be headed to Indy, companies are showing off what they'll have their. In this instance, it's Z-Man Games.
Wyrd likes to go all-out when it comes to limited edition miniatures, making numerous throughout the year for special events. Gamers know there's little more special than Gen Con, and Wyrd's on top of it. They're showing off the show-special Miss Feasance over on their website.
If you want to celebrate all things Privateer Press, there's no better place to do so than at Lock & Load. It's just under a month away, and Privateer has posted up a little taste of what you can expect when you head over to the show.
Conventions are fun. Wish I was at one now. But really, you get to hang out with like-minded individuals and enjoy yourself some gaming. For fans of the different Battlefront games, you'll want to get yourself some tickets for their UK Open Day. Said tickets are on sale now.
Going to conventions is fun. Going to conventions and not having to pay for it is friggin' amazing. Paizo and Roll for Combat are giving you a chance to get to know everything Paizo at PaizoCon on their dime. Want to know more? Read on.
When the new set of figures hits the streets, everyone wants to be the first to get them. So, when given an opportunity to get those figures up to two weeks early, it's a good idea to figure out just how you can go about doing that. In this instance, it's the pre-release events that WizKids will be holding for the DC Rebirth set for HeroClix.
Gaming is more than just something you do to kill some time. It's a passtime that can create whole communities of friends. Organized Play programs can certainly help foster that sence of comraderie and community. Asmodee North America has a new Global Director of Organized Play, and he's looking to update things. In this instance, he's letting us know about what Fantasy Flight's Organized Play schedule will be like.
Gen Con is billed as the Greatest Four Days in Gaming. Fantasy Flight Games is one of the biggest gaming companies out there (owned by Asmodee, one of the even biggerest gaming companies out there). The two are teaming up, as Gen Con has announced a multi-year sponsorship deal with Fantasy Flight. If you thought you saw a lot of FFG banners and stickers and such around before, just wait.
Considering the past several years, Gen Con has sold out, it might behoove you to head on over and pick up your badges now. Sure, August might be a little bit away, but you don't want to be left out in the cold (or, since it's Indianapolis in August, the heat) without a badge.
It's never too early to get your calendar for conventions put together. If you'll be around the Newark Showgrounds at the start of March, you'll want to stop by the Hammerhead Open Gaming Show.
The year is near an end, which means it's a perfect opportunity to look forward to next year and the various shows that'll happen throughout the year. If you'll be in or around Seattle at the end of May, you might just want to check out PaizoCon. Tickets are on sale now.
I was born and raised in Chicago. But back when I was a little kid, Lake Geneva was just "that resort town that family would always vacation at during the summer." If only I knew then that it was the home of the great Gary Gygax. Well, now that I'm a gamer, I'm much more interested in visiting, and if I wanted to go in real style, I'd join up with the Classic RPG Retreat: Lake Geneva 2019 from Geek Nation Tours.