Meet Our 2019 Featured Artists
Since the early 90's, the Gen Con Art Show has showcased some of the most talented and influential artists in the fantasy, sci-fi, comics, horror, and gaming genres. Each year, we feature three exceptional artists from the Art Show to highlight their work and contribution to the industry. Our Featured Artists for Gen Con 2019 are Emily FiegenschuhRalph Horsley, and Omar Rayyan
Emily Fiegenschuh
Ralph Horsley
Omar Rayyan
Marketing Fellows on Entrepreneurs' Avenue

Gen Con 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of Entrepreneurs' Avenue, and 36 exciting companies from around the world will set up their booths in the Exhibit Hall for the first time. Six of the top applicants accepted into Entrepreneurs’ Avenue are awarded Marketing Fellowships, providing them greater exposure through expanded booth space and on-site marketing.

We're proud to announce our first three Marketing Fellows for Gen Con 2019: Hobby World, KLASK, and Shadowborne Games! Stay tuned for the announcement of the final three recipients in the next newsletter.

Hobby World is an international board games publisher and developer well known for its focus on high-quality games featuring stunning graphics, engaging gameplay, and deeply-developed worlds.  

Established in 2001, Hobby World has published many award-winning board games, including the Spyfall series, Viceroy, Master of Orion, Bastion, and more.  

At Gen Con 2019, they have a booth for the first time, and they are doing it big! They are excited to unveil their main showcase, Deranged — an ominous American-style adventure survival game, where you’ll fight not only horrific monsters and your rivals, but also your inner demons! 

Hobby World is also happy to premier Spyfall: Time Travel — the long-awaited threequel in the hit Spyfall series, and The Golden Sails — a bright and neat set collection drafting game. 

Stop by their booth to check out the new games and don’t miss your chance to get a promo location for Spyfall: Time Travel! 

Late December 2013, after long days and nights spent in his workshop, Danish carpenter Mikkel Bertelsen had something truly unique in his hands – a wooden board game with magnets which one steers under the board. Just in time for the holidays, he made a few copies of the game for Christmas presents to some of his friends. Soon after, the word spread through the country and orders started to pour in. The following year Mikkel built more than 3000 copies of the game in his garage. KLASK was featured on national TV and awarded a special prize on the Danish Game of the Year competition.  

KLASK is like an action-packed table-top version of Air Hockey, only it uses multiple magnets and a small round ball.  The game is small enough to fit on a table-top but large enough to withstand intense, competitive gameplay. KLASK – do you have what it takes?


In a forgotten corner of the world there is a deep cave where a hammer rings on metal. The sound of the forge forms the rhythm for everything happening below. In the bowels, blind artists daub murals in the dark whilst sculptors, working by touch alone, form monsters from the wet clay. Madmen babble ludological absurdities and inch by inch something coalesces in the inky blackness. For years it has grown, feeding on the cave dwellers, gorging itself on their minds. Now it is full grown, mature, dangerous! It knows there are many minds beyond the cave mouth, now to find them. It is ready to claw its way out of the cave. It is ready to be seen. For the first time the continent will experience what emerges from the shadows. A monstrous game like nothing else.    

Early Event Submission Closing Soon
 Thinking about running events at Gen Con 2019? The deadline for Early Event Submission is March 10. With more submissions than ever before, getting your events in now will help ensure that your dream event gets a great placement. It also means that your events can be included during the opening of Event Registration on May 19.

Don't delay, submit your event today! (Sign-in is required to submit events.)
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New Gen Con Denim from OffWorld

The first day of spring is less than a month away! A denim shirt makes a comfortable layer for work or play as chilly mornings turn into sunny afternoons. Check out the brand new Gen Con 2019 Denim from OffWorld Designs!

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