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Gen Con FREE Badges Week 3

Congratulations to our first winners! They include ...

zfaulkes for his story about Kisada's Wake, a funeral for an L5R character.

BobDerme for his story of his son's first Gen Con.

Bill Dunn for his photo of his 4-year-old daughter Holly, showing she isn't afraid of green goons.

Ryan Tackett for his photo of a mechanical monster at Gen Con.








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Think you can do as well? There's still time! Four new topics were posted today ...

Lake Geneva/Horticultural Hall PHOTOS - Due Noon, Jan 29, 2007Submit your best photo from when Gen Con was hosted Lake Geneva/Horticultural Hall from 1967 to 1976.

Playboy Resort PHOTOS- Due Noon, Jan 29, 2007
Submit your best photo from when Gen Con was hosted at the Playboy Resort in 1977.

Best Brush With Fame STORY - Due Noon, Jan 29, 2007
Submit your best story about your close encounter with a real, live celebrity at Gen Con.

Best Lake Geneva STORY - Due Noon, Jan 29, 2007
Submit your best story about when Gen Con was hosted in Lake Geneva, WI from 1967 to 1977.
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And there's still one week left to post submissions for these topics ...

Milwaukee: MECCA PHOTOS - Due Noon, Jan 22, 2007
Submit your best photo from when Gen Con was hosted in Milwaukee at the MECCA/Wisconsin Center from 1985 to 1997.

UW-Parkside PHOTOS - Due Noon, Jan 22, 2007
Submit your best photo from when Gen Con was hosted at UW-Parkside from 1978 to 1984.

Best Travel STORIES - Due Noon, Jan 22, 2007
Submit your best story or experience about how you got to Gen Con.

Best Love or Romance at Gen Con STORIES - Due Noon, Jan 22, 2007
Submit your best story or experience about Love... True Love which bloomed at Gen Con.

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The Book: 40 Years of Gen Con

In 40 Years of Gen Con, gaming guru Robin D. Laws chronicles the story of every gamer's lifetime. It's a documentary history that reaches out to four decades of gamers to form a vast collage of the Gen Con experience from every point of view -- from the gamers playing in the halls, to the staffers behind the scenes, to the exhibitors on the sales floor. 40 Years of Gen Con is a treasure trove of personal interviews with game industry insiders and luminaries, including ...

Peter Adkison * Dave Arneson * Ron Edwards
Larry Elmore * Kaja Foglio * Phil Foglio * Matt Forbeck
Ed Greenwood * E. Gary Gygax * Tracy Hickman
Kenneth Hite * Steve Jackson * Harold Johnson * Tim Kask
Ian Livingstone * Douglas Niles * Mike Pondsmith
Mark Rosewater * R. A. Salvatore * Duke Seifried
Greg Stafford * Lisa Stevens * John Tynes * Jim Ward
Margaret Weis * Jordan Weisman
John Wick * Steve Wieck * Skip Williams

... and many, many more. This epic collection of oral histories, photographs, reminiscences, and more tells the inside story of the best four decades in gaming!

RELEASED IN AUGUST 2007 FOR GEN CON'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

The Website: GenConHistory.com

This web site was designed specifically for Gen Con attendees to share their personal stories and photos, and to vote for their favorite submissions ... the contributors of the 50 top-ranked submissions each received a FREE 4-day pass to Gen Con Indy 2007! We also selected some of the submissions to use in the book, and those contributors recieved a complimentary copy of it and their name in the credtis. To see all of the submissions, visit the photo gallery and the story forums ... they're closed to new submissions, but they're still a great piece of Gen Con history!


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