Cryptozoic Entertainment is coming to Gen Con
Cryptozoic Entertainment™ is excited to be attending Gen Con again this year! We’re happy to have a full lineup of World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game (TCG) tournaments as the Darkmoon Faire hits Indianapolis! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a new player just getting started, we’ve got something for you.
We’ve also got a special offer for Gen Con attendees—check out the coupon book to pick up a brand new 2011 Class Starter Deck for only $5, or a Class Starter Deck and an Archives pack for $10. The Class Starter Deck is a preconstructed deck designed to give new players an easy way to learn the game. Check to see if a store near you is celebrating its release in June with a Spectral Safari. These hobby store events are a great way to play the game and are your chance at winning a Spectral Tiger Loot™ card!
If you love gaming and can’t wait for your chance to play the World of Warcraft TCG and many other great TCGs and board games, look to see when an Epic Con is coming to a town near you. Epic Cons are free-to-enter, regional gaming cons sponsored by Cryptozoic Entertainment. Because we’re passionate about gaming, we wanted to find a way for friends, new and old, to get together to play the games we all love. There is plenty to do throughout the weekend: play in a tournament, check out a game from the library (all proceeds go directly to the Child’s Play charity), and compete in the costume contest!
OffWorld Designs is now selling Gen Con branded merchandise
Be the first to get “Achievement Unlocked: Epic Con Swag.”! Gen Con now has a licensing agreement with OffWorld Designs and the wizards there will be handling some of your favorite Gen Con Souvenirs both online and at the show! Some of the items being sold include T-shirts, Hoodies, Polos, Mugs, Shot Glasses and much more.
Order yours today! You’ll be +1 awesome on game night while the rest of your crew writhes in envy. Go to offworlddesigns.com and use the discount code gc11shirts to get 10% off your entire order! Sale ends June 6th.
Onsite Registration Hours
Planning to purchase badges and event tickets when you arrive onsite at the Indiana Convention Center? We’ll be ready for you! Onsite Registration will be open on Wednesday, August 3rd, from Noon until 9 pm. Main Registration will then re-open Thursday at 7 am and stay open till 9 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 7 am to 4 pm on Sunday. But don’t worry, if you want to buy badges or event tickets throughout the night, we will have Overnight Registration kiosks available in the Main Registration area, so there will be plenty of opportunities to buy what you need!
On Wednesday, August 3rd, Gen Con is hosting the 5th annual Trade Day to provide hands-on training to educators, librarians and experienced retailers on using games to increase patronage, develop community and help children achieve. Come join us and participate in this educational and fun event!
For more information and details on programming please visit our Trade Day Page
Family Fun Pavilion
Looking for events to please your entire family? Please join us in the Family Fun Pavilion where there will be awesome activities for the entire family to enjoy! This area is a dedicated section of the exhibit hall exclusively for family gaming. You will find exhibitors, demonstrations, gaming events and more in our Family Fun Pavilion. Exhibitors in the Family Fun Pavilion include: Blue Orange Games, Chaotic Connections, Compound Fun, Crystal Tower, Game Brotherz, The Haywire Group, INI LLC, LEGO, Mattel, Mindtwister USA, Moosetache Games, North Star Games, Out of the Box Publishing, School on Wheels, Spin Master and USAopoly.
Hugabug Family Entertainment will be in the Family Fun Pavilion and roaming the convention center painting faces all weekend! If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or have questions, please contact them at 317.783.5737 or [email protected]
Radio Disney will also be stopping by on Saturday morning, so come join them for activities and music!
We also have our Training Grounds in the Family Fun Pavilion. This area is for kids ages 4-12 to learn about the world of gaming. Training Grounds holds scheduled and open gaming events as well as crafting activities.
Sunday is family fun day where families can attend for a discounted price.
Premier Gaming Groups
Each year, we select the gaming groups and companies that maintain the highest standards of event attendance and quality and include them as part of our “premier events” for the following year – you may have noticed the special stars some games have in the event charts in the program book.
These events are run by groups that routinely run popular events and are a great place to start if you are looking for something new to check out at the show.
This year, we have over 50 premier groups, many more than last year:
- ‘…And Sewing Is Half the Battle!’
- 19 & One
- Able Kompanie, Game Korp
- Amorphous Blob Games
- Arc Dream Publishing
- Arcane Tinmen
- Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours
- Chaosium, Inc.
- Cosplay Deviants
- Crafty Games
- Crispy Zombie Productions
- Darkness Remembered
- Dayton Regional Aerodrome Group
- DragonHearth Productions
- Edhellen Armoury
- Elder Entertainment
- Evil Fleet Productions
- Exile Game Studio
- Greymalkin Designs
- Hex Games
- Infinite Imaginations, Inc.
- Iron Dungeonmaster
- Kettle of Fish Productions
- Legend of the Shining Jewel
- Legion of Heroes
- M Collective
- Mid-Hudson Valley Gaming Geeks
- Mind Storm Labs
- MU Skulls
- North Star Games
- Northern Virginia Gamers (NOVAG)
- Ottawa Red Shirts
- Paradigm Concepts
- PHOENIX Interactive GmbHs
- Plaid Chameleon Games
- Posthuman Studios
- Reaper Miniatures
- Smirk and Dagger
- Steel Dreadnought Games
- Steve Jackson Games Men In Black
- The Wrecking Crew
- Thenodrin Presents, LLC
- Twilight Creations, Inc.
- TwinBlade Games LLC
- Woodland Scenics
- Wyrd Miniatures
- Zombie Buddy Productions
You can search for their events online or download an export of all of their events that still have tickets available.
For more information about the premier event program, please visit the GM forum.