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.
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Greetings Seekers!, GenCon 50 is behind us and its time to start ramping up for Gary Con X! It's Labor Day weekend, so there is no better time to commit to a labor of love by submitting events for all of us to enjoy at Gary Con. Just go to the Gary Con site on TableTop.Events (https://tabletop.events/conventions/gary-con-x) to purchase your badge. Once you [Read full article]
My Dad would be celebrating his 79th birthday today (July 27th). It's become Gary Gygax Day, a time when gamers gather, shake the dice and share the camaraderie of the gaming table. He will be missed by many, his family as well as his extended gamer family. The Gary Con staff meeting is tomorrow, also a fitting activity, as we [Read full article]
Check it out! Dragon Magazine featured an article on Gary Con IX! The focus of the article is on how D&D 5th Edition's Adventurer's League featured a series of competitive events this last year that debuted at the convention. We got into discussions for Gary Con IX and they were talking about rolling out some classic adventures, including some of my [Read full article]
GARY CON X PRE-REGISTRATION BEGINS AT NOON SATURDAY JUNE 17th Greetings Seekers, Gary Con IX was a resounding success with over 1,700 people from across the country and the globe attending. Thank you to all of you that attended and especially the Game Masters who ran official events. Gary Con is a gaming community and its success is in large part due to [Read full article]
What 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]
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]
Join 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]
Greetings, 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]
James 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]
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]
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]
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]