Gary Con

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.


Recent Gary Con posts:

Erik Garland - Gary Con

Erik Garland - Gary ConWhat GaryCon Means To Me I clearly remember the first time I actually saw a Dungeons and Dragons product.  It was in the winter of 1979 and I was in a Woolworth’s department store in Omaha, scouting for potential Christmas presents.  At about eye level, in an aisle with nothing else interesting, was this strange gray/blue box with an amazing red [Read full article]

Grand Geneva Survey

Grand Geneva Survey Surveys have gone out If you gave the Grand Geneva your email at check in, you will receive a request to fill out brief survey after check out. The Grand and its staff have worked very hard to make Gary Con welcome, and we hope you will take a few moments to give them feedback on your stay. You may also reserve [Read full article]

Margaret Weis Book Signing

Margaret Weis Book SigningJoin New York Times bestselling author Margaret Weis  Saturday 11am-1pm at Gary Con for a special book signing! Located in the Prefunction Hallway near the Dealer Hall. If you have been living under a rock and don't know who Margaret is: Taken from her website - At TSR, Weis became part of the DRAGONLANCE® design team. Created by Tracy Hickman, the Dragonlance world has [Read full article]

TTE and Gaming at Gary Con

TTE and Gaming at Gary ConGreetings, Gary Con is right around the corner and the staff is busy putting the finishing touches in place to host the biggest and best celebration to date.  One thing to bear in mind is that sometimes things happen in people's lives that prevents them from attending.  We understand how frustrating this is and how it can throw a wrench in your [Read full article]

Charity - Charitable Auction

Charity - Charitable AuctionJames M. Ward The Gary Con auction has always been a charitable auction and not specifically a charity auction.  Given the recent developments that tabletop gaming icon James M Ward is facing, we made the decision to re-designate where the proceeds from the auction are going this year. The proceeds will now go to James M Ward. Jim has been an outspoken font of [Read full article]

Gary Con Needs YOU!

Gary Con Needs YOU!Volunteer for Gary Con IX NOW! Gary Con wouldn't be what it is today without the community of gamers supporting the idea that we should "Celebrate a Life Well Played". It takes a lot of hands, minds, and effort to put together a convention like Gary Con - more than mere mortal staff can keep up with! Volunteers are truly a critical piece [Read full article]

GC IX Double Deal Days!

GC IX Double Deal Days! February 17th to 19th! Silver Badge: 1 Feature Event *doubled* to 2 Featured Events Gold Badge: 2 feature Events *doubled* to 4 Featured Events Platinum Badge: 3 Featured Events *doubled* to 6 Featured Events Diamond Badge: 4 Featured Events *doubled* to 8 Featured Events Gary Con is around the corner and due to the spectacular response from all of our GMs, [Read full article]

Gary Con 2017 Major Events

Gary Con 2017 Major Events 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]

Thanks Gary - Zach Glazar

Thanks Gary - Zach Glazar 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]

Registration Opens in January!

Registration Opens in January!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]

Game Scheduling

Game SchedulingAttention 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]

Early Bird Event Submission Extended!

Early Bird Event Submission Extended! 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]

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