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FREE Gen Con Badge Promo WRAP-UP

That's it, everybody! After 14 weeks, 98 story contributions, and 560 photo submissions, the Gen Con FREE Badges promo has come to a close. Congratulations to our last batch of winners at www.GenConHistory.com , who received FREE 4-day badges to Gen Con Indy! They include ...

Kim Wesley's story about attending Gen Con via phone while on bed rest ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=380

Terry O'Brien's story about some unhappy Ranma 1/2 animae fans ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=341

Matthew Caron's photo of a lighter that was the result of a draw-off between Brom and Tony DiTerlizzi (Brom's side is on the left, Tony's on the right) ...



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We had quite a turnout in our very last "Miscellaneous" categories, so we decided to go all out and award badges for 4 stories and 4 photos! Here are those winners ...

David Chen's story about Bobba Fett and Darth Maul being shot down by local girls ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=350

davester64's story about his dinner with Lou Zocchi ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=313

Randy Miller's love story called "When Geeks Marry" ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=322

Vic Polites' story about a phone call from Farscape's Virginia Hey to his wife ...
http://forum.genconhistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=333

Sonja Proffit's Rikku costume photo ...


Charlotte Ruck's photo of fun at Rogue Judges night before the training session ...


Julie Truesdell's photo of a Car Wars demo ...



Bryon A. Petrie's photo of the Lord of the Ring's Sean Astin at the Decipher booth ...


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And congratulations again to ALL of our 50 winners! They include:

Bob Derme, Zen Faulkes, Bill Dunn, Ryan Tackett, Erica King, Jeff Harkness, Tandora, Ronnie Rex, Oldgrognard, Ron Purvis, Jason R. Griffith, Robert Armstrong, Michael Yates, genconjunkie, ValentineW, Robert Peter Derme II, Anastasia Becker, Michael Dockery, Henchman213, Sidney Blumenthal, Cynthia Hart, Bart Miller, Dan Adams, Balthor, Mike Hawkins, Henry Chi, Jeff Thetford, Josiah Jenson, mortice, mjbrown111, GnomeNose, Leah Hand, Nicol Buckley, Shawna McCormick, Patrick Seymour, Jeremy Zimmerman, Tom Wesley, alycia, Jae Walker, Terry O'Brien, Kim Wesley, Matthew Caron, David Chen, davester64, Randy Miller, Vic Polites, Sonja Proffit, Charlotte Rucks, Julie Truesdell, Byron A. Petrie


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Didn't win a badge? Remember that we'll be selecting stories and photos to include in the 40 Years of Gen Con coffee table book in the next month or so. This selection is completely separate from the free badge promo ... so there's still a chance you could end up in the book and get a free copy, too, whether you won a badge or not! We'll announce those names sometime in May, so stay tuned!

Also, GenCon.com will be accepting pre-orders for the 40 Years of Gen Con coffee table book through their website, and the Gen Con Indy gift shop will be THE exclusive place to buy it on its release in August ... if you can wait, it should also be available through your friendly local retail store a few weeks after the convention.

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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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