A lot of the games I want to play are sold out.
In the past, did additional sessions get scheduled later for sold out games?????
Many more events will be added up until August, but it depends on the game.
Alec Usticke, Fans of Gen Con Facebook Group
Keep an eye on the events list. People can and do change their schedules and will cancel tickets. You might be able to pick up tickets for events that have dropped.
Keep in mind badge mailing cutoff and that buying a ticket for an event with paper tickets purchase after that will be waiting for you in the will call line.
If nothing else as well, buy Generic Tickets and show up at the start time and place. Someone may no-show and you can step in (assuming the game runner accepts). There is one event I didn't get that I am hoping a ticket will be returned and I can get a guaranteed spot, but I will probably just show up and see if I can get in anyway if I can't get one.
Depends on the game. I would recommend contacting the company or group to encourage them to run more - and possibly volunteer to help them add that capacity.
Senior Event & Program Manager
Gen Con LLC
I’m running King of Tokyo Tournaments events and even though I submitted them for 36 they only let me have 18. After all three sold out the first day, I got them to up it 6 more each. I’ll just keep raising it every time it sells out. This is probably true for a lot of people, so keep checking. And come play a King of Tokyo tournament!!
Due to the popularity of my King of Tokyo Tournaments,Gencon has increased all of them back to 36 players!! Come join in the fun!! I’m running
It is worth noting, however, that there should not really be an "unofficial wait list" - that's showing up with generics and GMs shouldn't be reserving open seats for players who aren't there yet, really.
They in no way indicated there being a wait list on their end; that's just what I called the situation.
Additional spots for King of Tokyo Tournaments have been added.
6 games (in all slots, that I want to play have been sold out since the first day they were available. I check multiple times a day and nothing is being added. It's getting frustrating enough I think this will be the last year my wife and I go to GenCon. We'll simply stick to a closer Con.
Thanks for listening (?) to the rant . . .
Have you been to other cons. This Con has the most slots for the most variety of games. One thing you can do in the future is sign up sooner. But for this year, if the games are run by a group or company, you can ask them to do more slots. Otherwise, try
some new games. There are still a lot to choose from.
I have a few things I really like to get into. But, I'd also say I'd have fun if I was in no official events. And I think I've even had a year or two where that happened. Exhibit Hall, game demos, Film Festival, Costumes in front of exhibit hall in Saturday, pickup games in the hotel. All of that I do every year and it is all stuff you can just do by walk up. Another great Convention thing is 'Are You a Werewolf', which you can get in with generics. I also like to try to set a minimum of learning one new game each year.
Good luck! I hope your convention turns around.