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Week 5's Winners at GenConHistory.com!

Congratulations to our new winners at www.GenConHistory.com ! They include ...

Bubba Ho-tep's story of his son's birthday phonecall from Sean Astin ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=68

Rexplus1's dream of Gen Con ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=79

Oldgrognard's memories of Gen Con when it was held in Lake Geneva ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=87

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

Best Milwaukee Story - Due Noon, Feb 12, 2007
Submit your best story about when Gen Con was hosted in Milwaukee, WI from 1985 to 2002.

Best Board Game Story - Due Noon, Feb 12, 2007
Submit your best story or experience during a board game at Gen Con.

Costumes - Due Noon, Feb 12, 2007
Submit your best photo involving Costumes at Gen Con.

Miniatures & Wargaming - Due Noon, Feb 12, 2007
Submit your best photo involving Miniatures or Wargaming at Gen Con.


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And there's still one week left to post submissions for these topics ...


Celeb at Gen Con - Due Noon, Feb 5, 2007
Submit your best photo with your close encounter with a real, live celebrity at Gen Con.

Gaming Luminary at Gen Con - Due Noon, Feb 5, 2007
Submit your best photo of your close encounter with the Gaming Industry elite (aka author, artist, publisher) at Gen Con.

Best Parkside Story - Due Noon, Feb 5, 2007
Submit your best story about when Gen Con was hosted at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside from 1978 to 1984.

Best LARP Story - Due Noon, Feb 5, 2007
Submit your best story or experience while Live Action Role Playing 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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