Gary Con is an annual game convention celebrating the life and works of Gary Gygax, the Father of Role Playing Games. We do this by doing what he loved so much in life, playing Games! Join Gary’s children, friends and fellow game enthusiasts as we celebrate a life well-played.
For past con Swag and goods visit the Gary Con Bazaar.
Recent Gary Con posts:
This year Gary Con has a record number of events scheduled (well over 1200) and they are all considered important to us and the gaming community. A few should be noted as Major events and info is required to help our guests find them. These highlighted events are listed below with locations and times. Wednesday March 22nd Con HQ - 2:00 PM [Read full article]
My very first gaming convention was in Lake Geneva in 2012. It changed my life and switched its focus. At GaryCon I finally recognized what the late Gary Gygax had done for me. As a boy Dungeons & Dragons was about bringing dreams into reality, the people I have met have showed me it was true for adults too. Great [Read full article]
Happy New Year Everybody! The holidays are behind us and that means that we are less than 3 months away from Gary Con IX, March 23-26 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. This is another record breaking year as we surpassed 1200 events! Events range from Chainmail to 5e and everything in-between. Both the Adventurer's League and Pathfinder Society [Read full article]
Attention Gary Con Game Masters There was a slight error last night in TTEs scheduling. We discovered that the auto schedule button doesn't have a "confirmation" pop-up as a safety mechanism, so clicking it immediately executes the command. The system generated several emails to GMs whose events couldn't fit in their time slots- this was an error, please disregard. PLEASE DO NOT [Read full article]
You can still get your sweet Gary Con GM shirt! Our gift to you as Early Bird Event Submission will now remain open until November 30th! Don't miss this prime opportunity to get your own Gary Con IX GM shirt by getting your 12 hrs of events submitted via Tabletop Events. What better way to celebrate a life well played, than to [Read full article]
NOW is the time to submit your games and events for Gary Con IX! Early submission maximizes your GM rewards and puts you early in line for prime tables and time slots. To submit games to run at Gary Con Click here use the Tabletop events page. You will need to log into the account attached to your badge to host [Read full article]
Credit Card Charges Note that charges from Tabletop.Events, the software we're using to manage badges and events this year for Gary Con, uses a Credit Card Processing company called STRIPE. We understand that there has been confusion with some of our badge-holders and disputes have been claimed with banks over these charges. Tabletop.Events management has spoken with the STRIPE, and any future [Read full article]
Are you curious to see how event submission will work? What improvements we have made? What the process looks like? This year we are using Tabletop.Events to make event submission, handling, and set up a breeze. You may begin submitting events for Gary Con IX (2017) on September 10th. There are rewards for GMs, and T-Shirts for Early Bird GMs that get [Read full article]
Game Masters Wanted! Game Masters are one of the core elements that makes Gary Con possible. We want you to help us make a great Gary Con by submitting your games, reserving your tables, and running some games and events! How event submission works To run a game of your own, you will need to submit all the details via the Table [Read full article]
Although the video quality isn't stellar, the words in honor of E. Gary Gygax were. It was in this first year that friends and family decided to honor Gary's memory through the activity that he loved most of all - Gaming. "This is my home video footage from my Dad's funeral in Lake Geneva, WI in March 2008. The speakers are [Read full article]
I never met Gary Gygax and greatly regret that. I cut my RPG teeth on AD&D 1e and never looked back. It wasn't until many year's later, over on Gary's thread at ENWorld that we actually communicated. I used to use "Coppers & Crullers" as my tag line on ENWorld, and I mentioned to Gary that D&D was the best training [Read full article]
As IFW chair at the time, I came up with the extra $35 to add to Gary's to rent the Hall for the first GenCon (and attended). Then I made it to GenCon V a few years later. I do remember the sand table and the shoe repair "bench" in the basement. There was the time I was there and Gary [Read full article]