Wizards of the Coast to Sponsor Gen Con Indy 2010

Gen Con, the largest hobby gaming convention in North America announces that Wizards of the Coast is a title sponsor. Gen Con takes place August 5-8, 2010 at the Indiana Convention Center. It is open to the public.
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May 7, 2010 - PRLog -- INDIANAPOLIS- Gen Con is pleased to announce that Wizards of the Coast will be a title sponsor of the largest hobby gaming convention in North America and has grown its participation to include the TCG Hall sponsorship. Wizards will be debuting new products, showcasing classics, and hosting popular tournaments for show goers

”Wizards of the Coast is once again very proud to be a Co-sponsor and TCG Hall sponsor of Gen Con,” said Greg Leeds, President of Wizards of the Coast. “Wizards is dedicated to creating great gaming experiences and Gen Con is the perfect place to connect with the gaming community.”

Expecting the largest crowd ever for Magic: The Gathering events in Gen Con history, this year Wizards will be celebrating the “Summer of Multiplayer.” Five multiplayer events will be held each day at Gen Con including Grand Melee, Two-Headed Giant, Planechase and Archenemy. Additionally, Championships for Block, Legacy and Vintage formats will occur, as well as events for electronic prizes, uncut sheets of Magic, complete sets and more. Events will be available around the clock, starting from 9 a.m. on Thursday and going non-stop until Sunday afternoon.

Wizards will also be hosting Dungeons & Dragons gameplay with the second season of D&D Encounters and the release of the nostalgic Dark Sun Campaign Setting. A Dark Sun Arena Circuit will be held in the Sagamore Ballroom as well as Living Forgotten Realms Campaigns, a D&D Open Championship, D&D Convention Delve, and others. A full schedule of seminars and special guests are also planned.

“Wizards of the Coast is bringing so much to Gen Con! We are very excited to have them as our Co-sponsor and TCG Hall sponsor. Our fans come from around the world to attend and Wizards of the Coast is an integral part of the Indy experience for many. We are looking forward to this being the best con yet,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con.

Gen Con’s 43rd year is gearing up to be a great one. To date pre-registration for badges and event ticket sales are higher than 2009. At Gen Con, attendees do all things gaming - from browsing the aisles of the packed exhibit hall to playing in many of the 7,000 gaming events happening 24 hours a day over the four days. Gaming activities range from interactive game play to video/computer gaming and from classic board games to big money hobby-related tournaments. There is something for everyone who likes gaming at Gen Con.

To Attend Gen Con

Gen Con Indy will be open to the public Thursday, August 5, through Sunday, August 8 at the Indiana Convention Center. Thursday through Saturday the exhibit hall is open 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 24 hour gaming takes place at the convention center and at area hotels.

Attendees must purchase badges to gain entrance to the show. Badge pre-registration is open and runs through June 19, 2010, noon PST. Pre-registration is only available online. A 4-day badge is $68 with pre-registration or $78 thereafter or onsite. A 1-day badge is $38 with pre-registration or $48 thereafter or onsite. Sunday Family Fun Badge is $28. Children 8 and under are free with an adult. For more information and to register visit www.gencon.com.

About Gen Con

Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. Its operations include Gen Con Indy and licensees for European and Asia Pacific Gen Con shows. 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.
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