GenCon Indy 2012 Events go live today! Sign up!

GenCon Registration goes live today… in just a couple hours! Sign up for the events you want!

This weekend, the path to Gen Con Indy 2012 continues with the opening of Event Registration!

On Sunday, May 20 at noon eastern, Gen Con Indy 2012 badge holders can begin signing-up for events posted in the registration system, found at registration.gencon.com.

It is important to note that if you want to register for events, you MUST have a current, valid badge for Gen Con Indy 2012. With your badge, you will be able to purchase event tickets, purchase tickets for friends in the registration system, and create a Wish List of events.

Just like 2011, Wish Lists that users submit at noon eastern will process first. After these Wish Lists are processed in queue, individual event tickets will be made available for purchase via the Cart. This feature will ensure that the system can process the maximum number of events, preventing delays. We recommend that you build the Wish List prior to registration opening, if you would like the best chance of participating in high-demand events.

More information on the registration process can be found here. We look forward to seeing you online on Sunday and at the show in August!

Exclusive Infinity Model to be available at Battle Foam booth at GenCon

Battle Foam will have an exclusive new Infinity model at their booth at GenCon Indy this year. Check it out.

From the notice:

Hello Gamers,
We are happy to announce a very special early release that will happen at GenCon in Indianapolis this summer.
The great guys at CB really want you to stop by and say hi. Take in a demo or check out their great display at the Battle Foam booth.
To make it special they have designed a really amazing box set that will feature an awesome TAG with an additional Girl Model.

This will be a box set that will be available later in 2012 for everyone to purchase, but we will have a small quantity on hand at GenCon only at the Battle Foam booth.

The box set will be a mercenary choice that will be very appealing.

Prices and details will be made available as we get closer to the con.

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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