Dancing at Gen Con 2014 and More

Gen Con is coming up sooner than you think, her’s the latest from the news desk of Gen Con 2014.

Announcing Gen Con Dance Theme: THE BACK TO THE 80s BASH!

Cel-E-Brate good times … at Gen Con!

Break out the leg warmers and neon, spike up those bangs, and pop your collar because the 1980s are back for one night only!

The Gen Con Dance, an annual favorite, returns Saturday, August 16 at 9 pm in the Grand Hall of Union Station. It’s free to enter with a 2014 Gen Con badge, and features a DJ (spinning the best 80s jams, of course) as well as a cash bar. Don’t be gnarly; everybody cut loose, Footloose

Help Fund Another Awesome TableTop Series

TableTop Season 3 needs your help!

With only eight days to go, they are less than $175,000 away from their final goal of creating a RPG Spinoff Show, hosted by TableTop’s own Wil Wheaton!

Watch an entire season of RPGs complete with Action, Adventure, and maybe even a Character Death … or two!

They still have many fun perks available (one is playing games with Wil during Gen Con 2014!), so come check out their campaign, and see if there is a perk you’d like to have for supporting TableTop Season 3! And may all your rolls be successes!

Gen Con 2014 Badge Wallets

The wait is over! Few Gen Con items are more useful or more requested than official Gen Con Badge Wallets. With a large pocket, drawstring, and comfortable weight, the Gen Con Wallet is available for just $10 at the Offworld Designs shop. There is room for your phone, keys, and coins in this handy item. Don’t forget, if you buy $40 worth of merchandise before Mother’s Day, you can use the code 14MOM to save yourself $5. 

Puppet Program Debuting at Gen Con 2014

Introducing the newest Gen Con programming: The Puppet Program! Featuring seminars for all ages and workshops for kids, the Puppet program also will feature participation from noted puppeteers Jim Martin, Gordon Smuder, and Stacey Gordon. Including a sure-to-be-hilarious Late Night Puppet Slam, a Puppetry 101 course for budding puppeteers, and a Behind-the-Scenes look at the Bob & Angus show, this program adds another terrific, unique line-up of programming to the Gen Con experience. Check out the link!

Art Show and Attending Artist Information

The Gen Con Art Show is back with more artists than ever! The Art Show is THE premiere showcase for some of the most prestigious and influential artists from the fantasy, sci-fi, gaming, comics and horror genres.

This year, Gen Con’s Artist Guest of Honor is acclaimed painter and illustrator Terese Nielsen

Click here for a complete list of artists attending the Gen Con 2014 Art Show. Please note that this list is not comprehensive of all the artists attending Gen Con, but only those participating in the Art Show.

Costume Contest and Parade News

The 29th Annual Gen Con Costume Contest will take place on Saturday, August 16 in the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center.

Display your costuming wizardry, or just relax and watch the best costumes at the convention. The event is free to spectators! As a bonus, you’ll be treated to pre-show entertainment and unique comedy during intermission.

A Costume Parade through the Indiana Convention Center will begin at approximately 3 pm on Saturday, August 16. Anyone in costume may join the parade anywhere along the route.

To learn more about contest and parade, you can click here.

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