Convention Report – Gen Con 2016

Gen Con 2016 By Martin Tideswell ‘Often imitated, never bettered’ is a phrase that could easily be applied to The Best Four Days In Gaming. There are so many conventions these days as gaming enjoys a renaissance aided by geek culture going mainstream, but Gen Con remains the original and still the best. For the avoidance of doubt, I use the word ‘geek’ as a compliment, having...

Convention Report – UK Games Expo

UK Games Expo By Martin Tideswell I’m going to stick my neck out and say that this was the year that UKGamesExpo went from being that skinny lad who everyone either ignored or pushed around at school and became a man. With a swagger and a Charisma of 17. And tattoos. Measuring it in terms of attendees, the eighth UKGE was a huge success. Initial estimates say 6,000 unique visitors and an overall...

Dungeons & Dragons Dominates Gen Con Indy

Here’s a recap of what went on and some of the announcements related to Dungeons & Dragons. D&D AT GEN CON INDY 2013 A Night with D&D Kicking off the show with a bang, the official Sundering launch party took place last night, filled with plenty of announcements and product reveals. Travelers from across Faerûn were invited to spend the evening in Baldur’s Gate at this one-of-a-kind...

Convention Report – Gen Con Day #3 #GenCon

Gen Con Day #3 By Aaron T. Huss Today was an incredibly good day for me professionally in regards to Mystical Throne Entertainment and Savage Insider. I did not get time to do any of the interviews I was interested in doing, but I at least did get a chance to wander the hall a little more. My day started with an awesome Savage Worlds game featuring the upcoming ETU (East Texas University) setting...

Convention Report – Gen Con Day 2 #GenCon

Gen Con Day #2 By Aaron T. Huss Today was a busy day for me as I was working at the Third Eye Games booth and talking to a handful of people interested in contributing to Savage Insider. None of this is particularly exciting for Roleplayers Chronicle, so I’ll just leave it at that. When I hit the Exhibitors Hall this morning, I thought I was working at the booth immediately, but it turned out...

Convention Report – Gen Con Day 1 #GenCon

Gen Con Day 1 By Aaron T. Huss Today was a busy day and included a handful of interviews, a meeting with Ed Healy of Gamerati, the D&D Press event, and dinner with the boys from Crafty Games. To keep things fresh, I’m only interviewing people I didn’t interview last year. So far I’ve spoken with: Ivan Van Norman from Hunters Books about Outbreak: Undead. Colen McAlister from...

(Pre)Convention Report – PaizoCon 2013

PaizoCon 2013 By Venus De Coy This weekend, I’ll be heading up to the convention for all things Pathfinder related: PaizoCon in Seattle, Washington! This will be my first trip to the convention, and I am highly looking forward to it! As for this entry, I am sitting at my desk at work, waiting for the end of my shift to jump on my evening plane to Seattle, but I wanted to let you all know a...

(Pre)Convention Report: KantCon

KantCon By Cape Rust This weekend will mark the beginning of my second trip to Kansas City’s premier Gaming Convention KantCon. For those who have never heard of it, KantCon was founded by Ethan Parker in 2009 in Shawnee Kansas. Mr. Parker was depressed/upset/pissed off that he wouldn’t be able to attend Gen Con. As with most conventions, it started out small, but with folks like Parker and his...

Convention Report – UK Games Expo

UK Games Expo By Martin Tideswell UKGamesExpo (May 24, 25 & 26, Birmingham, England) The answer to the question: ‘What do you want from a gaming convention?’ depends, of course, very much on who you ask. However, there are certainly universal themes which will resonate on both sides of The Pond. These are things which any Con attendee will tell you are vital to their enjoyment of...

Convention Report – Climbing the (Bigger) Game Summit 2013

Climbing the (Bigger) Game Summit 2013 By The Warden Could it already be a year since the last Game Summit? Why yes, yes it can. Did I go? Yes, yes I did. Was it the same as last year? No, no it was not. (You can refresh your memory by checking out last year’s review of Game Summit here.) Since it’s initial festivities in the Fall of 2008, the Game Summit tabletop gaming convention held...

A Brit’s First Experience at Gen Con

Martin Tideswell, a 40-year-old newspaper journalist from England, was making his first trip to the States when he attended Gen Con Indy… The sky above Indianapolis was a striking blue when I began my journey home and as my plane reached the wispy, candy floss clouds I began to reflect on my first Gen Con and, indeed, my first trip to the States. As I arrived at immigration a stern-looking fellow...

Gen Con Report – Friday August 17 Highlights

I spent most of Friday working at the Triple Ace Games booth and doing coverage on the ENnie Awards. I live tweeted the award ceremonies so if you’re interested in seeing them, hop over to our Twitter feed and check it out. Otherwise I spoke with the guys at RPGWithMe to discuss their new online game-play tool. I was quite impressed with what I saw and happy to hear they have plans to build a...

Gen Con Report – Thursday August 16 Highlights

For more information, take a look at our Twitter feed to see the pictures and information posted during Thursday. Otherwise, here’s a few of the highlights. Full interviews will be posted when I return. I spoke with James Sutton from RedBrick and found that they are rolling into a new, reemerging FASA with James at its head. The current RedBrick lines will fall under the FASA label along with...

Roleplayers Chronicle is Heading to Gen Con

As you read this (unless you read this after 7:00 PM EST), I am on my way to Gen Con. It’s a lengthy drive, but definitely worth it. I’ll be doing lots of wandering through the Vendor Hall, attending seminars, gathering pictures, and doing interviews. As with last year, that means there will be a break in our regular news during the course of these next 5 days (Wednesday – Sunday). From...

Dungeons & Dragons at Gen Con Indy 2012

Dungeons & Dragons Fans Face the Rise of the Underdark; Glimpse into the Future of D&D at Gen Con Indy 2012 Wizards of the Coast Hosts First-Ever Gen Con Keynote Address AUGUST 13, 2012 – INDIANAPOLIS – Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to announce that its iconic roleplaying game of fantasy and imagination, Dungeons & Dragons®, will offer fans the chance to both explore the notorious...

Gen Con Report – Publisher Sneak Peek, Part II

Welcome to a special edition of the Gen Con Report. Prior to the start of Gen Con, we’re attempting to collect as much information as we can on the products that are being released / featured at Gen Con so readers know what to expect. Hopefully this will be a multi-part series, but here is a look at the next publishers who have provided this “inside” information. Crafty Games First,...

Gen Con 2012 Highlights – Know Before you Go

Gen Con has several highlights for the upcoming convention. Gen Con Gets Ready for 45th Anniversary Show Highlights INDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2012) – Gen Con Indy 2012 will return to the Indiana Convention Center for its 45th Anniversary in less than one month. THE BEST FOUR DAYS IN GAMING™ return August 16-19, 2012. Gen Con Indy is the original, longest running, best attended, gaming convention...

Gen Con Report – Publisher Sneak Peak, Part I

Welcome to a special edition of the Gen Con Report. Prior to the start of Gen Con, we’re attempting to collect as much information as we can on the products that are being released / featured at Gen Con so readers know what to expect. Hopefully this will be a multi-part series, but here is a look at the first publishers who have provided this “inside” information. Interaction Point...

Gen Con 2012 Preparation – Know Before You Go

The exhibitor hall map for Gen Con 2012 is now available, and the list of tabletop role-playing publishers and supporters is HUGE. To make it a bit easier for you, here’s who they are, what booth they have, and what they’re known for (in alphabetical order). Alderac Entertainment Group http://www.alderac.com/ Publishes: Legend of the Five Rings Booth # 902 Arc Dream Publishing http://arcdream.com/home/ Publishes:...

Gen Con from Over the Pond

Fellow RPG enthusiast Martin Tideswell, part of the Raging Swan Press design team, is coming to Gen Con 2012 all the way from England. Roleplayers Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Aaron T. Huss will be staying with Martin and sharing an experience years in the making. Martin will be writing a guest article about the experiences of going to Gen Con from the perspective of a gamer living in England. Leading...