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August 1-4, 2019
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Sustainability Improvements for Gen Con 2019

Reusable Cups for Gen Con 2019

We love putting on the largest gathering of tabletop gamers in North America each year, but with big numbers comes big responsibility, so we're making changes to cut down on waste and reduce the ecological impact of The Best Four Days in Gaming!

These are some of the sustainability improvements we're making for Gen Con 2019:

100% of show signage for this year's convention will be printed on recyclable cardboard.

27,000 sq. ft. of vinyl table coverings replaced by linens and recyclable paper.

Reusable cups at all concessions stands in the ICC — featuring Genevieve!

When you purchase beverages at any of the convention center concession stands during the show this year, they'll be served in a durable, reusable cup. A $3 deposit will be added to your first beverage purchase, and your cup can be reused throughout the convention. Then, either keep the cup, or return it at an r.Cup return station for a full refund of your deposit.

Returned cups will be sterilized and reused at future conventions, or upcycled into different products. This will save 24,000 concessions cups from ending up in the landfill this year!

Pathfinder Second Edition Launches at Gen Con

Pathfinder Second Edition

The brand-new Pathfinder Second Edition blog has arrived, featuring a first look at the new edition from Director of Game Design Jason Bulmahn! Check out the Core Mechanic, and learn what awaits you as we march toward launch on August 1! Illustration by Setiawan Lie.

Sponsored post from Paizo.

Take a Steak Break with Ruth's Chris

Ruth's Chris Steak Break
Ruth's Chris is back for Gen Con 2019, offering the Steak Break lunch and the new Steak Take dinner! Steak Break lunch pickup is available on August 2 and 3, and Steak Take dinner delivery on August 3. Order yours today

A fantastic deal at $12 per lunch, Steak Break includes two premium beef sliders, chips, and a cookie. The $35 Steak Take dinner is delivered to you, and includes Cajun Filet Bites, Sautéed Green Beans, and Mashed Potatoes. Plus, with each order, you will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Ruth’s Chris gift certificate. 
Ruth’s Chris has partnered with Gen Con for nine years, and loves having attendees dressed in their favorite costumes dining mere blocks from the convention center. Open nightly at 5 pm, please call for reservations (317) 633-1313.
All orders must be received by Friday, July 26 — place yours today!

Sponsored post from Ruth's Chris.

New ScanNCut from Brother

Brother ScanNCut DX SDX125

Bring your ideas to life with the Brother ScanNCut DX SDX125! Now, the only home and hobby cutting machine series with a built-in scanner has essentially everything else you need, including Brother's revolutionary auto-blade sensor technology! It automatically detects material thickness to cut precise custom and built-in patterns. Cut down on guesswork and wasted material! Create and edit designs quickly and easily on the five-inch LCD touchscreen display. Also, the machine is whisper-quiet! Just right for those late-night projects. 
  • Blade Sensor Technology with Auto Blade: detects the thickness of the material. No blade adjustment or material selection required. 
  • Cuts Up To 0.1” Inch (3 mm) Thickness: Cut materials such as vinyl, cardboard, foam, and plastic effortlessly with the auto blade. 
  • Built-In Scanner: up to 600 DPI for the scan to USB function, turn your images into unique cut files.  
  • Cut Various Sizes: Accommodates 12 in x 12 in and 12 in x 12 in x 24 in cutting mats, 12 in x 12 in scanning mats, plus optional matless cutting — roll feeder attachment for Brother rolled vinyl.  
  • CanvasWorkspace: Advance editing with CanvasWorkspace — create, edit, convert, and send cut data to and from the machine. 

Come see this incredible electronic cutting machine at Brother in booth 2313. For more information, check out and!

Sponsored post from Brother.

Weiss Schwartz Batman Ninja from Bushiroad

Batman Ninja

Batman finds himself on a new battlefield: the Weiss Schwarz stage! Batman and his allies gather to plan a counter-offensive against their opponents! 
How will the Bat fare against the characters from other worlds and timelines? Your skill will decide their fate!
Batman Ninja Trial Deck+ on sale July 4, and Booster Pack and Supply Set on sale July 19! Every pack you purchase has a chance to contain a signed card by the voice cast!
If you have never played Weiss Schwarz, don't worry! Visit Bushiroad in booth 737, and the Bushiroad staff will teach you how to play the game and experience the battle yourself! Participants in the demo will receive a free Batman Ninja Demo Deck. Bushiroad is looking forward to seeing you all at Gen Con 2019!

For more info:
Trial Deck:
Booster Pack: 
Supply Set:

Sponsored post from Bushiroad.

This Is My Gaming Shirt from OffWorld

This Is My Gaming Shirt
Check out the brand-new This Is My Gaming Shirt from OffWorld Designs!
Show up prepared for game night in this comfy, high-quality tee, available in sizes small through 5XL!

Pop-Up Gen Con Events on GameFor

Can’t make it to Indianapolis for Gen Con 2019? Pop-Up Gen Con brings the convention experience to a store near you! Gather with your local gaming community, try out hot new games before anyone else, and feel the excitement of The Best Four Days in Gaming — all from the comfort of your friendly local game store! 

Pop-Up Gen Con events will now be listed on GameFor, a mobile app for connecting tabletop gamers to events, stores, groups, conventions, and other gamers near them, currently with nearly 35,000 registered users and over 1,400 groups and clubs. Check out the app to connect with gamers and gaming events near you!
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