INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2019) — Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, announces a year of continued growth in attendance, exhibiting companies, and ticketed events at its 2019 convention in Indianapolis, IN, held in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding downtown hotels from August 1-4, 2019.
The guys and gals at Geek Public Radio have been busy with the new studio space, new GPFilms in production and a couple getting ready to be released, and of course convention appearances coming up.
We will be in attendance at Gencon again this year with another live show, with some industry guests (to be announced), with prizes, games, and fun. If you are looking for something to do right after the vendor hall on Friday the 2nd of August, come and hang out with us at the Westin Grand Ballroom IV at 6pm est. Because Gencon needs to pay for the space, there is a two dollar fee per person. You can get tickets by searching event code ENT19146120 in the events on the Gencon website. Hope to see you there.
Small update on the GPR live show at GenCon 2018. We will be talking to a representative from White Wolf about their newest edition of Vampire the Masquerade. V5 is quickly becoming a favorite as we worked through the playtest bundles provided by White Wolf on their WorldofDarkness.com domain, and we hope to get our hands on the full copy to see all the changes and updates to the setting. Join us Saturday night at 7pm in the Lucas Oil meeting room 1. Also joining us will be Bret Robinson, creator of the Submerged: Echo 51 card game, talking about his game and the film that inspired it.
We officially are going to be live (ish) at GenCon this year. We will be recording a podcast live from the convention in front of a live studio audience.... hahah I have always wanted to say that. But this year it is true. Tickets will be available on May 6th, but you can check out the listing on the GenCon website. We will have some industry special guests who will talk about their new games and movies, as well as a rousing game of podcast bingo. Some of the items so far include a signed copy of Submerged: Echo 51, a few free cards from the new card game produced from the same title, Geek Magic 8 Balls, Cthulhu Mints, and a lot more.
So remember to check out the listing at the Gencon website.
Well for GenCon50, we decided to do something that we haven’t done for many years, and that was to actually go for fun and not get press passes. I do have to say that, without the need to see what is there and setup/do interviews, I didn’t see anything near the whole con. Not just that, but I didn’t even get to see all the vendors in the hall.
So you may ask, what was it that you did do? We walked (of course) and played games (like the battlepods), went to the arcade room, hung out in various places in the vendor hall, and ate some really good food. For the most part though, honestly, there isn’t a lot that I remember.