When will the events list drop?
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Posted by felwred

Has it been announced as to when the events listings will be available to review?

Thanks!

Felwred

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Posted by buffythecatslayer

Event Registration is May 19, so figure about 2 weeks before, which seems to be the norm each year.

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Posted by andrewj.rager

It will probably be our Cinco de Mayo gift from Gen Con.

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Posted by trace_sl

About two weeks before - I recommend using the 3rd party databases to build your wish list and calendar during that time.  

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Posted by marv trace_sl

trace_sl wrote:
About two weeks before - I recommend using the 3rd party databases to build your wish list and calendar during that time.  
What do you mean by this? I've heard I should download it into an excel spread sheet. Will the event registration support uploading a spreadsheet or will I need to manually enter each event one at a time on the 19th?

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Posted by marv

When the event list drops how will we know? Where on this site should we look? Is there a way to get an email notification if it dripping with a link to it?

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Posted by selene314 marv

marv wrote:
trace_sl wrote:
About two weeks before - I recommend using the 3rd party databases to build your wish list and calendar during that time.  
What do you mean by this? I've heard I should download it into an excel spread sheet. Will the event registration support uploading a spreadsheet or will I need to manually enter each event one at a time on the 19th?

Downloading the list is useful because it contains thousands of events and you'll want to filter or delete a lot of them that you aren't interested in.

The site does not support uploading a spreadsheet. You will need to enter them one at a time. However, you can do this before the 19th using the Wish List feature. On the 19th you will click "Process wish list" and the system will attempt to put those tickets into your shopping cart if they are still available.

You can put overlapping events on your wishlist. The first one successfully obtained will block out your schedule for that time, so you will not get the overlapping events that are further down your list.

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Posted by marv selene314

selene314 wrote:
marv wrote:
trace_sl wrote:
About two weeks before - I recommend using the 3rd party databases to build your wish list and calendar during that time.  
What do you mean by this? I've heard I should download it into an excel spread sheet. Will the event registration support uploading a spreadsheet or will I need to manually enter each event one at a time on the 19th?

Downloading the list is useful because it contains thousands of events and you'll want to filter or delete a lot of them that you aren't interested in.The site does not support uploading a spreadsheet. You will need to enter them one at a time. However, you can do this before the 19th using the Wish List feature. On the 19th you will click "Process wish list" and the system will attempt to put those tickets into your shopping cart if they are still available.
You can put overlapping events on your wishlist. The first one successfully obtained will block out your schedule for that time, so you will not get the overlapping events that are further down your list.
Excellent info! Thank you. How will we be notified when the event list can be downloaded and where?

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Posted by armadilloal

It will likely be all over their social media, and if you're subscribed to their newsletter, they should announce it there.

It's not like Gen Con wants to keep their event list a big secret or anything.

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Posted by mikeboozer

The list will go up a few weeks before Event Reg opens on May 19. No exact date for that.
We encourage you to subscribe to our email on on your "MY Profile" page if you want up to the date information on all things Gen Con.

Mike Boozer
Customer Service & Event Team Manager
Gen Con LLC

 

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Posted by trace_sl marv

marv wrote:
trace_sl wrote:
About two weeks before - I recommend using the 3rd party databases to build your wish list and calendar during that time.  
What do you mean by this? I've heard I should download it into an excel spread sheet. Will the event registration support uploading a spreadsheet or will I need to manually enter each event one at a time on the 19th?

There are a couple of databases like the High Programmer or the http://gencon.eventdb.us/index.php (this is last year's listing) that allow you link back to your wish list or to a Google Calendar.  I like the EVENTDB as it sorts better and shows changes.  

By setting up a Google Calendar you can share with your friends and you get an easy view of your days.   

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