Gen Con Archives

Magic: The Gathering Reveals Multiple New Releases At Gen Con 2023
Wizards of the Coast took this afternoon at Gen Con 2023 to reveal multiple new announcements and releases for Magic: The Gathering over the next year The team basically went full reveal mode as we got a look at multiple decks and special edition releases coming throughout the rest of the year and across 2024[...]
Starfinder: Second Edition Is Currently In The Works
 As part of the company keynote presentation for Gen Con 2023, they revealed their plans for the next phase of their sci-fi TTRPG, as the new edition will be published under the ORC License and will contain implements of the three-action economy This is designed to make it more accessible for fans and creators, as[...]
The Op Announces Their Own "Road To Gen Con" Tour
The Op Games announced that they are launching a special tour for 2023 as they are going across the country for the Road To Gen Con This tour will be a formal invitation for competitors to compete in the Disney Sorcerer's Arena: Epic Alliances World Championship, as they go from city to city, holding special tournaments[...]
Malifaux: Wyrd Games Reveals Gen Con 2022's Nightmare Models
For every Gen Con conference event, the company also designs some really cool alternative sculpts for their games Last year we saw Nekima (as well as the Gibbering Hordes of The Other Side) get an alternate set of models, and before that, we got Hamelin as a "crazy cat lady", Colette as a gender-swapped circus[...]
Dragon Ball Super Previews Frieza Alt Art from Gen Con 2022
Today, let's take a look at a promo from Gen Con. Frieza Alt Art from Gen Con 2022 Credit: Dragon Ball Super Card Game Bandai posted the following to the Dragon Ball Super Card Game Facebook page: We have some great news today regarding our DBSCG events at Gen Con! First, we are excited to announce that each entry[...]
Funko Games Unveils The Warriors & Jurassic World Games At Gen Con
Funko Games decided to reveal a couple of new games during Gen Con this weekend as we're getting games for The Warriors and Jurassic World The Warriors: Come Out To Play will be released in Early 2022, but is available today for pre-order for $25 Meanwhile, they didn't reveal much beyond a piece and some artwork,[...]
ENnie Award Nominations Are Here for 2019!
Gen Con 2019 is right around the corner, and with that convention comes the ENnie awards, which celebrates the very best in table-top role-playing games! Here's the list of this year's ENnie nominations, straight from the source: Judges' Spotlight Winners Benjamin Adelman: The Stygian Library, Dying Stylishly Games, Author: Emmy Allen Christopher Gath: Archives of the Sky, Aaron A[...]
Fantasy Flight Games Releases Live Stream Schedule for July
This is your first opportunity to see the new announcements from Fantasy Flight Games from Gen Con, and promises to be one stream you won't want to miss. Join us on YouTube and Twitch for FFG Live, every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 P.M Central Time Be sure to subscribe to our channels and turn on notifications so you never[...]
Bleeding Gen Con: The Wrap Up
By Christopher Helton I call these posts about the actual Gen Con experience themselves "Bleeding Gen Con" mostly as a joke, but this year was a hectic and busy experience The exhibition hall grew again in size from last year and attendance was up again. The people at Gen Con said that the con had a unique attendance of 61,423, more[...]
Bleeding Gen Con: Two Of The Best Four Days In Gaming
By Christopher Helton So, Gen Con happened, and then my computer broke It has a been a busy couple of days here at the convention, but because of my computer issues, the articles won't be day by day like they were last year It has been a busy convention, and one that has been full of highs[...]
Bleeding Gen Con: This Year's Must Have Games At Gen Con
By Christopher Helton Wednesday I will be in Indianapolis, Indiana for the "Best Four Days In Gaming," Gen Con The convention itself doesn't start until Thursday, but the fun starts on Wednesday night Last year, as the lead in to my covering Gen Con for the first time for Bleeding Cool, I put together a list of some of[...]
Tony DiTerlizzi To Be Artist Guest Of Honor At Gen Con
by Christopher Helton Gen Con is coming In just over a week I will be in scenic Indianapolis, Indiana, soaking in the local charm, heavy carbohydrate foods (always helpful to the geeky waistband) and, of course, The Best Four Days In Gaming One of the high points of that will be getting to see artist Tony DiTerlizzi[...]
2015 Diana Jones Award For Excellence In Gaming Shortlist Announced
By Christopher Helton With Gen Con  at the end of the month, award season for tabletop roleplaying games is in full swing Last week the ENnies were announced, to no small amount of controversy, and today the Diana Jones Award shortlist has been announced While, like with any award, the games included (or excluded)  can generate controversy, but I[...]
Could Indiana Find Itself Without Gen Con In The Near Future?
By Christopher Helton In 2003 the Gen Con gaming convention moved to Indianapolis, Indiana Will it be finding a new home again sooner than the 2020 that it has a contract with the city for? Last year Gen Con had a weekend turnstile attendance of 184,699 and unique attendance of 56,614 According to the CEO of Gen Con it has an[...]
Bleeding Gen Con Day Three – Is Gaming 'Graying'?
By Christopher Helton Day three of Gen Con was probably my busiest day at the convention I talked with a lot of people and was able to meet some designers who's work I have been a fan of for a while For me, this is really the best part of going to a convention, whether for[...]
Bleeding Gen Con Day Two – Awards And New Game Discoveries
By Christopher Helton The second day of Gen Con was a busy one, busier than the previous day More people were milling about the convention center The crowds were very diverse, which is a good thing, with more women and people of color attending panels, playing in events and wandering about in costume It was a[...]
Bleeding Gen Con Day One – Tales Of Exhaustion And Games Gathered
By Christopher Helton Thursday was the first day of Gen Con, even though after travel time, it was only a half day for me Despite jet lag, a lack of food and general exhaustedness I soldiered on and went head first into the first day of the convention. There were a lot of people here on Thursday[...]
Bleeding Gen Con Starts – The Hillfolk RPG Wins The Diana Jones Award
By Christopher Helton Gen Con may not have officially started, but the Bleeding Cool coverage has been going on for a few weeks now. While today was mostly a day for setting up and getting ready at the 2014 Gen Con gaming convention, with the announcement of the winner of the fourteenth Diana Jones Award is the start[...]
The Five Must-Have Gen Con Games
By Christopher Helton Gen Con is all about the gaming Each year people file into the exhibitor's hall looking for the hot new game, or to fill those holes in their gaming collections A lot of people don't have gaming stores that are local enough to them, so Gen Con ends up becoming their local gaming[...]
Things To Do At Gen Con – Of Dice And Men By Otherworld Theatre
By Christopher Helton If you are looking for a bit of culture while you are at Gen Con next weekend, try checking out the Otherworld Theatre performance of the place Of Dice And Men Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased through the Gen Con site (generic tickets will not be accepted). Few dungeon masters can make the game come[...]
Maximizing The First Exposure Playtest Hall At Gen Con 2014
By Christopher Helton Gen Con is coming in a week and a half Over the last month a lot of things have been filtering through my email about the convention as everyone tries to grab their piece of the attention One thing that I haven't seen a lot of talk about is the First Exposure Playtest Hall[...]
Want To Play A Game Run By Monte Cook Or Bruce Cordell At Gen Con This Year?
By Christopher Helton Monte Cook Games is going to have a charity auction, giving away chances to play in a Numenera game run by Monte Cook or a game of The Strange run by Bruce Cordell at Gen Con 2014. [Monte Cook] Numenera is a science fantasy roleplaying game, set in a far future setting known as The Ninth World[...]
The Summer Blockbuster Of Tabletop RPGs: D&D Is Back
This summer, at the Gen Con gaming convention, the first book of the new, fifth edition of the game that started everything in this field of gaming is being released. Today started like this over on Twitter: So… Anyone hear any interesting D&D news this morning? — Mike Mearls (@mikemearls) May 19, 2014   There's a lot that's new to[...]
How Boogers Above A Urinal Gave Me An Idea
I didn't really think too deeply about that saying until Gen Con 2013 I had been trolling the exhibit hall looking at different mapping options for several hours Paper maps, 3D terrain, 3D castings, large vinyl battle maps… There were tons of options, but nothing that was resonating with me Nothing like Map Flats. Leaving the[...]