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Gen Con Indy 2010 Happening this Weekend, August 5 – 8

6 August 2010 by

The Guild's Felicia DayGen Con Indy is one of two big conventions happening this weekend in the United States (the other is Creation’s Official Star Trek Convention in Vegas). If you’re a gamer, Gen Con Indy is definitely one of the “must attend” conventions each year. Not surprisingly, it attracts at least 90,000 consumer and professional attendees. This year it is happening August 5 – 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, where it has been held since 2003.

Some of the highlights of Gen Con Indy are its 6,000+ gaming events, the costume contest, a life size 10,000 square foot True Dungeon, over 300 booths, a film festival, dedicated children and family programming, panels, Q&As, an Author Avenue, one of the largest sci-fi and fantasy art shows in the country, and an e-game area.

Some of the family friendly options at the convention are the Family Fun Pavilion, filled with exhibits, demonstrations, and activities; the “Training Grounds,” where kids get introduced to the gaming world; Family Fun Day on Sunday (where families get in for a discount); and some special “Educator & Librarian Programming” that includes seminars, panels, mixers, and more.

Some of the guests for Gen Con Indy 2010 include Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Jeff Lewis, Sandeep Parikh, and Robin Thorsen from The Guild; along Elizabeth Vaughan as the Author Guest of Honor; Tom Baxa as the Artist Guest of Honor; a dozen industry guests (including David Hill of Machine Age Productions, who we’re a big fan of); and more.

If you’re interested in attending, tickets will be available on-site for $78 for the weekend, and $48 for a single-day. Children 8 and under are free with an accompanying adult. To learn more, visit www.gencon.com.

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