I posted my schedule for GenCon a few weeks ago because a few of the events I’m doing require tickets (Typically free tickets) and I wanted to make sure my people got their hands on them before they sold out.
I was right in being concerned, because a few things *are* already sold out, but we’ve got a lot of other festivities going on, so I thought I’d share with you a list of things you can do here in Indianapolis, with or without me.
- The rest of my Con events
Since a few things are already closed, I figured you’d like to see the list of things that either don’t require registration, or that still have tickets available.
Thursday, August 4
1pm-2pm: Writer’s Craft: Convince the Reader to Care, Capital 1
Friday, August 5
4pm-6pm: An Evening with Pat Rothfuss
This one will be fun. I’ll be reading a bunch of stuff, answering questions from the audience, and telling stories.
This event requires a free ticket, and they’re more than two thirds gone, so if you want to check it out be sure to get in on it soon here. (Even if the tickets sell out, you can show up at the door and trust that some of the folks who got tickets will ditch the event.)
Saturday, August 6
3:00pm-4:00pm: Character Craft: Representing Unconscious Motivation, Capital 1
4:00pm-5:00pm: Writer’s Life: Writers and Mental Health (You’re Not Alone), Capital 1
These panels are all going to be good, but this last one is a subject I’ve wanted to talk about for a while now.
- Concert Against Humanity
If you missed the Concert Against Humanity last year, it was a ton of fun, and this year it’s going to be on Friday, August 5th at 8pm. It’s run by Max Temkin and his team at Cards Against Humanity, and every ticket comes with swag bags that contain limited edition packs of CAH cards, and other swag from sponsors. (The value of the swag is more than the cost of the ticket.)
They even had me shoot a little promo video for them…
I’ll be grabbing a little bit of stage time, while other more professional performers like Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, Molly Lewis, and a bunch of other cool people do the real work.
Even better, Max tweeted out a discount code for folks to use to get $20 off the tickets.
How do I get you jackals to buy tickets to https://t.co/SxPPuekNj5?! Here’s a code for $20 off tickets: BUTTS
— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) August 3, 2016
It’s going to be an amazing time, and I’d also like for Jenn to keep her job, so if you’re at all interested, tickets are available here. I think they’re going to sell out, so you might want to do it sooner than later…
- Limited edition Draccus
I’ve made it no secret that I love King of Tokyo. The folks over at Iello found out, and we teamed up to make a Draccus monster for the game.
We launched these for the first time last year at Gencon, but we only had a limited number of them, and they sold out every day. This year, we brought more of our limited stock, so if you didn’t get a chance to grab one before, you can get them at our booth.
What booth is that? I hear you ask….
- The Worldbuilders Booth (#267)
Remember the booth I mentioned just a couple paragraphs ago? There’s a ton of stuff happening there throughout the convention. We have lots of geeky swag, the raffle, a deal for a free tote if you buy $100 or more of merch, plus signings with a bunch of cool musicians.
Here’s the full schedule of signings & meet-and-greets:
- Friday, 3-4pm: Professor Shyguy
- Friday, 4-5pm: Mikey Mason
- Friday, 5-6pm: Andy D
- Saturday, 1-2pm: Megathruster
- Saturday, 2-3pm: Sarah Donner
- Sunday, 10:30-11:30am: The Doubleclicks
All of these people are great, so you should swing by whenever you can to check out some awesome merch and fantastic music doers.
- A chance to play a game with me.
In order to encourage people to swing by the Worldbuilders booth, we’re giving people a chance to come play a game of King of Tokyo with me on Sunday at 2pm.
Here’s how it works: If you swing by the Worldbuilders Booth (#267) you can submit your name once for the drawing. If you buy something, you can get your name added to the drawing a second time. Plus, while you’re there, you can check out the cool things that we’re selling for charity. You can get your geek on while making the world a better place.
We’ll be drawing 3 names on Sunday morning, so if you’re at all interested be sure to swing by before the end of the day Saturday.
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Hope you all have a great weekend. And if you’re at Gencon, I hope to see you there….