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Week 9 Gen Con Badge WINNERS!

Congratulations to our new winners at www.GenConHistory.com , who received FREE 4-day badges to Gen Con Indy! They include ...

Balthor's story about using "Mr. Shiny Black Helmet" (aka Darth Vader) to place in his first tourney ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=140

Fathead's story about a halfling who tried to stuff himself down a privy chute ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=202

Mike Hawkin's photo of boardgaming at the Ram and Henry Chi's picture from the SoCal True Dungeon ...





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

Best Indianapolis Story - Due Noon, Mar 12, 2007
Submit your best story or experience from when Gen Con was hosted in Indianapolis from 2003 to present.

Best Awards Ceremony Story - Due Noon, Mar 12, 2007
Submit your best story or experience involving an Awards Ceremony at Gen Con.

Album: Travel - Due Noon, Mar 12, 2007
Submit your best photo involving getting to or getting home from Gen Con.

Album: Awards Ceremony - Due Noon, Mar 12, 2007

Submit your best photo involving an Awards Ceremony at Gen Con.

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

Best Playboy Resort Gen Con Story - Due Noon, Mar 5, 2007
Submit your best story or experience from when Gen Con was hosted at the Playboy Resort in 1977.

Best Story about a Volunteer, Staff Member, or Exhibitor - Due Noon, Mar 5, 2007
Submit your best story or experience about a Volunteer, Staff Member, or Exhibitor at Gen Con.

Album: Seminar - Due Noon, Mar 5, 2007
Submit your best photo while at a Seminar during Gen Con.

Album: Kids or Families - Due Noon, Mar 5, 2007
Submit your best photo of Kids or Families 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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