Gen Con


ENnie Award Nominations Are Here for 2019!

ENnie Award Nominations Are Here for 2019!

Gen Con 2019 is right around the corner, and with that convention comes the ENnie awards, which celebrates the very best in table-top role-playing games! Here’s the list of this year’s ENnie nominations, straight from the source: Judges’ Spotlight Winners Benjamin Adelman: The Stygian Library, Dying Stylishly Games, Author: Emmy Allen Christopher Gath: Archives of the Sky, Aaron A. […]

Fantasy Flight Games Releases Live Stream Schedule for July

Fantasy Flight Games Releases Live Stream Schedule for July

The folks at Fantasy Flight Games have released their live stream schedule for the month of July, which includes a pretty momentous event on July 9th: We’ll be getting a look at how the new Clones Wars era of Star Wars: Legion plays, with a live stream game starting at 1pm Central Time! If you’re […]

Bleeding Gen Con: The Wrap Up

By Christopher Helton I call these posts about the actual Gen Con experience themselves “Bleeding Gen Con” mostly as a joke, but this year was a hectic and busy experience. The exhibition hall grew again in size from last year and attendance was up again. The people at Gen Con said that the con had a unique […]

Bleeding Gen Con: Two Of The Best Four Days In Gaming

By Christopher Helton So, Gen Con happened, and then my computer broke. It has a been a busy couple of days here at the convention, but because of my computer issues, the articles won’t be day by day like they were last year. It has been a busy convention, and one that has been full of […]

Bleeding Gen Con: This Year’s Must Have Games At Gen Con

By Christopher Helton Wednesday I will be in Indianapolis, Indiana for the “Best Four Days In Gaming,” Gen Con. The convention itself doesn’t start until Thursday, but the fun starts on Wednesday night. Last year, as the lead in to my covering Gen Con for the first time for Bleeding Cool, I put together a list of some […]

Tony DiTerlizzi To Be Artist Guest Of Honor At Gen Con

by Christopher Helton Gen Con is coming. In just over a week I will be in scenic Indianapolis, Indiana, soaking in the local charm, heavy carbohydrate foods (always helpful to the geeky waistband) and, of course, The Best Four Days In Gaming. One of the high points of that will be getting to see artist Tony […]

2015 Diana Jones Award For Excellence In Gaming Shortlist Announced

By Christopher Helton With Gen Con  at the end of the month, award season for tabletop roleplaying games is in full swing. Last week the ENnies were announced, to no small amount of controversy, and today the Diana Jones Award shortlist has been announced. While, like with any award, the games included (or excluded)  can generate controversy, but […]

Tabletop RPG Award Nominates Copyright Infringing Game For Multiple Awards(UPDATE)

By Christopher Helton Today, one of the few awards in tabletop roleplaying games announced its 2015 award nominees. There are some really good games that are in the running for ENnies awards, but as I went over the list a different story emerged. The judges at the ENnies awards managed to not once, not twice but three times […]

Could Indiana Find Itself Without Gen Con In The Near Future?

By Christopher Helton In 2003 the Gen Con gaming convention moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Will it be finding a new home again sooner than the 2020 that it has a contract with the city for? Last year Gen Con had a weekend turnstile attendance of 184,699 and unique attendance of 56,614. According to the CEO of Gen Con it […]


Bleeding Gen Con Day Three – Is Gaming ‘Graying’?

By Christopher Helton Day three of Gen Con was probably my busiest day at the convention. I talked with a lot of people and was able to meet some designers who’s work I have been a fan of for a while. For me, this is really the best part of going to a convention, whether […]

Bleeding Gen Con Day Two – Awards And New Game Discoveries

By Christopher Helton The second day of Gen Con was a busy one, busier than the previous day. More people were milling about the convention center. The crowds were very diverse, which is a good thing, with more women and people of color attending panels, playing in events and wandering about in costume. It was […]

Bleeding Gen Con Day One – Tales Of Exhaustion And Games Gathered

By Christopher Helton Thursday was the first day of Gen Con, even though after travel time, it was only a half day for me. Despite jet lag, a lack of food and general exhaustedness I soldiered on and went head first into the first day of the convention. There were a lot of people here […]

Bleeding Gen Con Starts – The Hillfolk RPG Wins The Diana Jones Award

By Christopher Helton Gen Con may not have officially started, but the Bleeding Cool coverage has been going on for a few weeks now. While today was mostly a day for setting up and getting ready at the 2014 Gen Con gaming convention, with the announcement of the winner of the fourteenth Diana Jones Award is the […]

The Five Must-Have Gen Con Games

By Christopher Helton Gen Con is all about the gaming. Each year people file into the exhibitor’s hall looking for the hot new game, or to fill those holes in their gaming collections. A lot of people don’t have gaming stores that are local enough to them, so Gen Con ends up becoming their local […]

Things To Do At Gen Con – Of Dice And Men By Otherworld Theatre

By Christopher Helton If you are looking for a bit of culture while you are at Gen Con next weekend, try checking out the Otherworld Theatre performance of the place Of Dice And Men. Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased through the Gen Con site (generic tickets will not be accepted). Few dungeon masters can make the […]

Maximizing The First Exposure Playtest Hall At Gen Con 2014

By Christopher Helton Gen Con is coming in a week and a half. Over the last month a lot of things have been filtering through my email about the convention as everyone tries to grab their piece of the attention. One thing that I haven’t seen a lot of talk about is the First Exposure Playtest […]

Want To Play A Game Run By Monte Cook Or Bruce Cordell At Gen Con This Year?

By Christopher Helton Monte Cook Games is going to have a charity auction, giving away chances to play in a Numenera game run by Monte Cook or a game of The Strange run by Bruce Cordell at Gen Con 2014. [Monte Cook] Numenera is a science fantasy roleplaying game, set in a far future setting known as The Ninth World. A […]

The Summer Blockbuster Of Tabletop RPGs: D&D Is Back

By Christopher Helton Despite the growing popularity of games like Pathfinder or Fate Core, there is one game that wags the tail of tabletop gaming, and that is Dungeons & Dragons from Wizards of the Coast. This summer, at the Gen Con gaming convention, the first book of the new, fifth edition of the game […]

How Boogers Above A Urinal Gave Me An Idea

Ted Leaman writes for Bleeding Cool: It’s said that inspiration can be found anywhere. I didn’t really think too deeply about that saying until Gen Con 2013. I had been trolling the exhibit hall looking at different mapping options for several hours. Paper maps, 3D terrain, 3D castings, large vinyl battle maps… There were tons […]