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Rodd Closson
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Not sure if this is the correct area to post this. Let me know if there is a better area.

So this will be my first GenCon. I will be going with my wife during Saturday and Sunday and want to make the most of it. From cool new releases to demos to swag to GenCon only releases. And of course artists/guests, and last but not least gaming such as demos, etc.

Is there any information, tips, advice, etc. you guys can give to help me out? Or even a nice place to get some food would be helpful.

And for reference I go to Origins almost every year so I probably have some base concepts at least, but having knowledge of experienced GenCon goers would help. Further, any big products on site like Android: Netrunner, etc. would be helpful knowledge. I am looking to of course acquire some hot and highly touted board games.cool

Thanks in advance.
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RoddimusPrime wrote:
Not sure if this is the correct area to post this. Let me know if there is a better area.


There is a forum for conventions:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/32/boardgamegeek/conventi...

if you mouseover "forums" above and click on "forums" you get the whole list of fora. One of them is the above linked.
 
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*shameless plug*
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/479826/i-dont-think-its-earl...

as well as the results
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/57543/tegre-goes-to-gencon...

good luck and have fun, I really wish I could have gone this year. soblue
 
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Also as some of the Indy natives offer some help on what to do, here is a good article:


http://doingindy.com/2012/08/03/know-before-you-go-gen-con-t...


It references I think this very important forum on what to do as well.

http://community.gencon.com/forums/t/27869.aspx
 
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Awesome links and advice. I am not a noob to conventions in general, but never been to GenCon and I know there is a lot of hype behind the convention as there are many things to do, deep guests lists, and many new releases. I did follow those links provided as well as posting in the convention forum. Must have missed that!
 
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