Ten events to catch at Gen Con 2019

Ten events to catch at Gen Con 2019

As the largest tabletop game convention in North America, Gen Con delivers a plethora of content at every turn. In fact, it could be a bit overwhelming deciding what events to see during this beloved convention. Fortunately, we have a list of 10 grand things to check out while you’re at Gen Con. Some events will come with an entry fee.

The convention takes place from August 1 through August 4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Badges can be purchased here.

Thursday August 1

Dungeon Master - The Lair of the Gorgon Queen with The Library Bards

4 p.m.

Westin : Grand Bllrm IV

$12

Improv show Dungeon Master brings forth a tale of monsters and dragons with The Lair of the Gorgon Queen. Noxweiler Berf (Total Party Killz), Jonaya Kemper (7th Sea: Lands of Gold and Fire), and Fabienne Miskelly (HyperRPG’s Grim Dark Dawn) will be joined by special guests The Library Bards (Bonnie Gordon and Xander Jeaneret).

Rougelike

7 p.m.

Westin : Grand Ballroom I--II

$6

Airing on Hyper RPG, Rougelike takes audience suggestions and gives them to a panel of participants. Everything from characters to hidden agendas are available for the picking. Hyper RPG founder Zac Eubank will take the role of GM with an unannounced line of guests set to appear.

Rat Queens

10 p.m.

Westin : Grand Ballroom I--II

$10

Hyper RPG's Rat Queens TTRPG will have a special live event, and they're welcoming everyone to come! Based on the Image Comics series of the same name, this show follows the crazy adventures of five rowdy warriors. Along with GM Emily Jacobson (Geek Girl Authority), the show features Senpai Buddies Podcast's Michelle Nguyen Bradley (Betty), SyFy Fangrrls' Riley Silverman (Braga), and Ripley Improv's Jessica Lynn Verdi (Hannah), Laurie Jones (Violet), and Aliza Pearl (Dee).

Friday, August 2

Yaya Han Cosplay Q&A

6:00 p.m.

Westin : Grand Bllrm III

Free

Cosplayer Yaya Han has been seen at countless conventions around the world as a judge for competitions. She's also been featured on shows such as Heroes of Cosplay, Hangin with Web Show, and King of the Nerds. If you're have some burning questions for the cosplayer, she'll be available to answer them during her special one hour Q&A session.

Kollok 1991

10 pm.

Westin : Grand Ballroom I--II

$18

Airing on Hyper RPG, Kollok 1991 pushes the boundaries on what a live TTRPG can do. The story follows a group of kids in the eerie town of Kollok, Washington. At every turn, chaos erupts in this supposedly peaceful area. Along with GM Zac Eubank, the show features Meghan Camarena (a.k.a. Strawburry17) as Skye Hawkins, Hyper RPG's Lucas Eubank as Billy Baker, Shelby Grace (a.k.a. Shubble) as Mikayla "Mickey" Jones, and Andre Meadows (a.k.a. Black Nerd Comedy) as Marcus Bennett.

NerdProv: Improv For Gamers (RATED R)

11:30 p.m.

Westin : Grand Bllrm III

$10

Looking for a laugh? ComedySportz Indianapolis has you covered with NerdProv: Improv For Gamers. Some of your favorite games will be subjected to ridicule, but it's all in the name of fun. This is for attendees ages 18 and over. Since 1993, ComedySportz Indianapolis has been the longest running improv show in the region.

Saturday, August 3

Streaming RPGs: For Players & GMs

10:30 a.m.

ICC : 232

Free

Over the years, TTRPGs have been taking over Twitch and YouTube. If you've ever thought about showcasing your crew's exciting D&D adventure, Streaming RPGs: For Players & GMs is the perfect panel for you. Representatives from Twitch channels such as Geek and Sundry and Saving Throw will be present to discuss how you can join the fun.

Let the Girls Play!

11 a.m.

Hyatt : Studio 1

Free

Tennessee's Currey Ingram Academy has been teaching young girls how to play TTRPGs through their yearly Camp Beech Creek. Teacher Danielle Powell leads this panel showcasing how to encourage girls to dive into this world of gaming.

Sunday, August 4

Music & Ambiance

11 a.m.

ICC : 212

Free

One thing that can make or break any TTRPG is the music. Having the perfect sounds can truly enhance the storyline for you and your players. Syrinscape creator Benjamin Loomes will be on hand to showcase his product, which delivers glorious soundscapes for your next session. Syrinscape is available to download here.

Lawyers & Licenses: Game Publishing

12:50 p.m.

JW : 202

Free

Have a great new idea for a TTRPG? You're going to need a ton of paperwork to get it off the ground. Lawyer Eugene Beliy and a slew of industry veterans will join forces to discuss the ins and outs of game publishing.

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