I've attended Phoenix Comicon and had a good time.
i enjoyed walking up to a table to play new games and meeting new people. The games were free and it was a good experience.
what can I expect at GenCon?
1. Are games free to play
2. Do they require a sign up?
3. Are people friendly explaining a new game?(I have a nice collection but referring to games I don't own or play)
4. The events do they require a signup beforehand?
that lifesize Dunegon seems cool
Thanks for any advice :)
1. Some are free, you can demo games for free or visit Rio Grande Room. Most require event tickets
2. All events that require event tickets require you to sign up for. Event registration is May 28th.
3. Yes, overall.
4. Yup covered this.
Are the sign-ups online or at the actual event?
If online how far out can I sign up?
Thanks again for the info
You can also buy "generic" tickets and show up to any event that you's like. Many times there are "no-shows" for sold out events and you would be able to get a seat and play the games/events you are interested in.
when will the event list be available to view?
The event list will be released about a week before event registration opens on May 28.
You can use http://gencon.eventdb.us/ and http://gencon.highprogrammer.com/gencon-2016.cgi/ to look at events for previous years, and what sold out.
Although the tickets to popular events sell out immediately, several get returned when players encounter schedule conflicts. And additional games get added to the catalog after its initial release.
True Dungeon is very cool, but also very expensive.
And True Dungeon IS one event you can expect to sell out.
We try to make sure the Nascrag Tournament has enough seats that we can't sell out. We love spontaneous people showing up with Generic tickets.
Thanks for all the replies
my wife and I are plannning to come up from Florida for this.
we love board games and I host games at my house and looking forward to seeing the new games :)
I read that you can make 'Wish Lists' and even backup wish lists for events before they open up. Is that correct? Not sure how that process works, but a more detailed explanation would be handy for those of us without the experience in signing up for events.
Stiehle, I think this video from two years ago will answer most of your questions.
It's a little out-of-date but still a very good overview.