WizKids announces GenCon HeroClix events

WizKids will be at GenCon (will you?) and has posted up the events they plan on running for HeroClix.

Hopefully we have all survived the fun and excitement of Origins and the HeroClix National tournament and fate brings us to the next big event on the calendar which is Gen Con on August 16-19, 2012. This is the big event where we blow out all of the stops with tourneys of all shapes and sizes and for all levels of skill as well.

The Screaming Heretic wants to send you to GenCon

The Screaming Heretic is having a contest to send someone to GenCon Indy.

From the announcement:

We will give out one (1) complimentary pass to Gen Con 2012 via a random drawing from the people that have done the following:

1) Liked this post on the girls of gaming Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/girlsofscreamingheretic)
2) Liked (or previously liked) the Gen Con Indy facebook page.
3) Shared this post on their wall.

That’s it. Next Monday, April 16, we will randomly select a winner that meets all three criteria, and announce the winner on this page.

Already have a pass for Gen Con? Well, we think that’s great, too, and if you are selected, we will give you a FREE 2013 pass instead. Sound good?

Gen Con Indy 2012 Hotel Block opens

Gen Con Indy 2012 Hotel Block opened today, and is already 50% sold out.

From their announcement:

Wow. Almost 50% of the attendee room block has been reserved. Don’t panic – hold on to your towels! The amazing ICVA Housing Bureau is answering calls as fast as they can. Remember, if you aren’t able to secure a room at your preferred hotel, there IS a wait list option.

Travel and Housing Information

Gen Con Commits to Indianapolis Through 2020

Gen Con LLC agrees to a Five year extension with Indy.

From their press release:

Gen Con Agrees to Five-Year Extension—Agreement to Generate $180 million

SEATTLE (December 7, 2011) – Gen Con LLC has agreed with the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) to continue operating Gen Con, the nation’s largest annual consumer fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure gaming convention with the city of Indianapolis through the year 2020.

Gen Con provided over $36 million in economic impact this year, following significant growth over the last several years. In 2011, Gen Con’s 44th year, there were more than 36,000 badges sold and turnstile attendance of 120,000. Attendees participated in 96 hours of gaming, cosplay, music, shopping and more.
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