Be sure to join us this weekend for our next official Indy Squadron gaming day. The dice roll at:
- 11:00 am @ Skinner's house
Society Spring Mini Con Dates Announced
April 13-15, Milwaukee
The Fits Society has released the dates for this year's Spring Mini Con, to be held from April 13-15 in Milwaukee.
The Masters Tournament, the Society Open, and most of the major society tournaments are now held at the Mini Con, which is the biggest event on the Fits calendar.
If you haven't attended this event yet, do yourself a favor and go!
Unseen Aerial Footage from WWI
The footage shown below was recently discovered in a vault in Paris, where it had been lost for more than 90 years. This amazing footage was taken by a French pilot just months after the Armistice ending the First World War. His purpose was to show the devastation left behind by the conflict.
The story of the pilot's daughter, who had never seen her father's face until viewing this footage, is equally fascinating.
Gen Con Commits to Indianapolis Through 2020
Gen Con Agrees to Five-Year Extension
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 experienced 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, music, shopping and more.
“Forging this extension agreement with Indianapolis is a strong move for Gen Con,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO and co-owner of Gen Con. “With the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, the city has committed to supporting our growth, and the people and businesses of Indianapolis have embraced our gaming culture. We are happy with this partnership.”
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. It was acquired in 2002 by former CEO and Founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, who owns the company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. For more information visit the website at www.gencon.com. For up-to-the minute details, find us at www.facebook.com/genconindy and at www.twitter.com/gen_con.