Saturday, June 21, 2014

Gen Con Update

Gen Con 2014: Level Up!
Pre-Registration Closing Soon
As June draws to a close, Gen Con 2014 is coming into view! After June 29, several important things happen in the Gen Con calendar, so even if you have your badge, you will want to pay attention to the following notes.
  • After June 29, most badge prices revert to their standard, non-discounted prices. That means if you want to save $10 off of most badges, you will want to sign-up before the month ends.
  • Ship-to-me options (US residents only) are not available after Pre-Reg ends. Will Call pick-up and on-site registration are provided up-to and throughout the show, however.
  • Badges will begin shipping after Pre-Registration closes. Please allow 3-4 weeks for your badge to arrive. Any package lost in shipping during Fufillment will have a 100% replacement guarantee.
  • Badge refunds are not available after June 29. Please email customerservice@gencon.comif you have refund requests. 
Robotech® RPG Tactics™ to Debut at Gen Con 2014
The popular Robotech® TV show and RPG will be brought to life as a fast-paced, strategy battle game that will debut at Palladium Games' Booth #1223.

● 34 6mm scale, multi-pose plastic game pieces (40mm to 70mm tall). World-class sculpts.
● Combat rules that use D6 and a turn-based system of play.
● Fast-paced combat, designed to emulate anime action.
● Full color rule book, painting guide, decal sheet, custom dice and more.
● Designed in partnership with Ninja Division – the combined talents of Soda Pop Miniatures andCipher Studios, makers of Super Dungeon™ Explore, Relic Knights™, Helldorado™ and Anima Tactics™.
● Expansions and tournament play support are planned.

Palladium RPGs use the same basic core rules. If you learn to play one game, you can play them all. Port characters, weapons, magic and abilities from one game world to another with little or no conversion! 
Games titles include: Rifts® (multi-genre), Dead Reign™ (zombie apocalypse), Robotech®(transformable robots, war & aliens), Heroes Unlimited™ (superhumans of all kinds), Nightbane®(superhero-horror), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (epic), Splicers® (weird sci-fi), Beyond the Supernatural™ (modern horror), After the Bomb® (mutant animals) and others. 
Two coupons to get a 50% DISCOUNT on Robotech® “manga” sized RPG titles (only $8 each!) and select other Palladium RPG titles will appear in the Gen Con 2014 Coupon Book. 

Baen Books to Sponsor Popular Writer's Symposium

Gen Con is happy to announce that Baen Books has agreed to be a Gold Sponsor of Gen Con's Writer’s Symposium, one of the largest writing conferences in the world. With more than 160 hours of programming and 60+ authors and experts, the Writer's Symposium features many seminars, panels, and workshops.

“Baen Books has been at the heart of fantasy and science fiction publishing for 30 years,” said Baen Senior Editor James Minz. “We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate this anniversary at Gen Con, which has been at the center of the gaming universe since well before Baen published its first novel.”

Featuring New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy, Baen Books' catalog includes
 David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire alternate histories, John Ringo’s hard-hitting military SciFi, Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International urban fantasies, and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga. Baen’s paper titles are distributed by Simon & Schuster. To download dozens of free ebooks, including works by Drake, Flint, Ringo & Weber, visit the Baen Free Library.

“Baen Books is synonymous with science fiction and fantasy that is steeped in the action and adventure that our gaming audience craves," Marc Tassin, Director of the Writer's Symposium at Gen Con. In addition to featuring Larry Correia as a Special Guest, Baen also will give away hundreds of books to the attendees of the Writer’s Symposium, as well as sponsoring the inaugural Baen Fantasy Adventure Award.

Sitters to the Rescue
For the past three years, Sitters to the Rescue has provided affordable, high quality child care at Gen Con. Once again, they will offer this service to you during the convention. For details on their service and pre-show, refundable tickets, click here.