GenCon Press Release

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I just received this press release via email from GenCon:

INDIANAPOLIS (May 19, 2008) - Gen Con is pleased to announce that once again Wizards of the Coast, Inc., will be a co-sponsor of Gen Con Indy. Fans of all ages come to Gen Con each year to see and experience the latest in analog and digital gaming, and Wizards’ participation is a highlight for many fans. This year, Wizards of the Coast will be showing off their latest offerings, including the release of Dungeons & Dragons® 4th Edition.

“We are so pleased to have Wizards of the Coast once again be a sponsor of Gen Con. Its long history with the show, as well as the popularity of its products makes it an integral part of the entire Gen Con experience,” said Adrian Swartout, president of Gen Con.

At Gen Con this year, Wizards of the Coast will be celebrating the newly released D&D® 4th Edition by debuting the new Living Forgotten Realms® campaign as well as 20 years of the Legend of Drizzt⁚. New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore will be signing sample chapters of The Pirate King, the second book in the Transitions trilogy and sample chapters of The Stowaway, co-authored with his son Geno Salvatore.

Gen Con will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis from August 14 through 17. Celebrating its 41st year and going strong, Gen Con is no ordinary convention. Attendees do everything from browsing the aisles of the exhibit hall packed with over 300 booths to taking part in any number of the 5,000 gaming events happening 24 hours a day over the four days. Gaming activities range from interactive game play and computer gaming to big money hobby-related tournaments.

About Events

Events will be viewable in the coming days. Specific details regarding events will sent via email this week.

To Attend Gen Con

Gen Con Indy will be open to the public Thursday, August 14, through
Sunday, August 17. Thursday through Saturday the exhibit hall is open 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 24 hour gaming takes place at the convention center and at area hotels 24 hours a day during the four day event.

Attendees must purchase badges to gain entrance to the show. Badge
pre-registration is open and runs through June 28, 2008, noon PST. A
four-day badge is $65 with pre-registration, or $75 on site. A one-day badge
is $35 with pre-registration, or $45 on site. All pre-registration prices
include tax. Children 8 and under are free with an accompanying adult. For
more information and to register, call (800) 529-EXPO or visit
www.gencon.com.
Thank you very much!
Yes, thanks for letting us know.

Does anyone know how to get on that mailing list the press release refers to? I wanna make sure I register for those events as soon as they're up!
Yes, thanks for letting us know.

Does anyone know how to get on that mailing list the press release refers to? I wanna make sure I register for those events as soon as they're up!

I got the release as well - straight from GenCon, so I'd assume it's the GenCon newslist.

I don't see where you sign-up for such a list, and don't remember doing so. My guess is it goes to your registered GenCon e-mail address. ~shrug~
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I got the release as well - straight from GenCon, so I'd assume it's the GenCon newslist.

I don't see where you sign-up for such a list, and don't remember doing so. My guess is it goes to your registered GenCon e-mail address. ~shrug~

That is correct. If you have an established account with GenCon (bought events and badges before), the Blast mails are sent to that e-mail address. It IS notorious for ending up in bulk or spam filters, so check there for the mail first if you haven't see it yet.
On the GenCon forum, Derek Guder (GenCon's event programming manager) indicated that they probably won't have the updated event list ready until later this week (Thursday seems to be what he's shooting for), and they won't open up registration for the WotC/RPGA events for a couple of days after that, to give people time to figure out schedules, co-ordinate with friends, and cancel any already-purchased event tickets that they have for slots they want to change (GenCon's system won't let you buy tickets for 2 events in the same time slot).

He also indicated that they'll send out another e-mail "blast" later this week with all the details.
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