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Thursday, January 19, 2017

WotC Won't be at GenCon 50 - But Will be at GaryCon 2017 (and others)



It seems really strange that WotC's DnD division / staff / team / last men standing won't be at the 50th GenCon this year. I know they've been distancing themselves from GenCon for a while, but this is the 50th one after all and it has some significance (aside from being the largest gaming convention in the world)

Here's the list of the cons WotC WILL be officially attending:

PAX SOUTH
January 27-29
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX

WINTER FANTASY
February 1-5
Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN

PAX EAST
March 10 -12
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA

GARY CON
March 23-26
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI

ORIGINS
June 14-18
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High Street
Columbus, OH

PAX WEST
September 1-4
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA

HASCON
September 9-10
Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin Donuts Center
1 La Salle Square & 1 Sabin St
Providence, RI

GAMEHOLE CON
November 2-5
Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI

I should be at two of these myself - Gary Con and Gamehole Con. Interestingly, HasCon is all about Hasbro properties. Time to play My Little Pony ;)

11 comments:

  1. Interesting. Gamehole Con is rather in my neck of the woods. I should go (though I probably can't stay through Nov 5)

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    1. You coming to GaryCon? If you come to GameHole Con be sure to say hello!

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    2. It wasn't in my plan, but hrm. Five hour drive isn't that bad.

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  2. Any idea why WotC is moving away from Gen Con?

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    1. It's really expensive and the return on the investment doesn't make sense anymore?

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  3. Those are my conventions!, I regularly attend GaryCon and GameholeCon. Look forward to seeing you live.

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  4. Sadly, this is my "Gen Con" year (I rotate attendance amongst The Big Cons), so I may miss you this year Tenkar!

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  5. This is really...strange to me. As the leading mainstream RPG company, why are you NOT going to the leading mainstream RPG convention?
    It's like Marvel not going to SDCC, but coming to Nashville's version.

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    1. Paizo has really taken away alot from WotC and D&D. Patherfinder has been the leading seller of RPGs for the last 5 years or more. More and more people look to Paizo as the "Leading Mainstream RPG Company."

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  6. Obviously, the money is not there for them. Also, GenCon might have gotten so large and unwieldly that WOC is no longer the star and gets lost (literally) in the crowd.

    Either way, end of an era, and so strange it almost seems like a hoax.

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  7. See you at GaryCon! I'm running two Chaos Wars miniatures battles and two AD&D games set in my campaign world. What are you running?

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