R. A. Salvatore Announced as Gen Con’s 2020 Author Guest of Honor


INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2020) Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, has named highly acclaimed and New York Times–bestselling fantasy author R. A. Salvatore as the event’s 2020 Author Guest of Honor. Salvatore will take part in several events as part of the convention’s Writer’s Symposium program, including book signings and appearances.

“We’re excited to announce R. A. Salvatore as our Author Guest of Honor for Gen Con 2020,” said Jeannette LeGault, Gen Con’s Senior Director of Event Programming. “His longtime contributions both to fantasy literature and to tabletop roleplaying games have earned him many fans among our attendees, and we look forward to creating opportunities for readers to encounter him and his work at the convention this year.”

The convention features a wide range of programming for fans and authors of speculative fiction, including Authors’ Avenue in the Exhibit Hall and the extensive offering of seminars and events that make up the Writer’s Symposium. Specific details about events will be released in the event catalog on the convention’s website in early May.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis July 30 – August 2, 2020.

About Gen Con

Gen Con is the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America. The convention, which began in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI, attracts 70,000 attendees and over 520 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees choose from more than 20,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, roleplaying games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each August in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding downtown hotel spaces in Indianapolis, IN.

About R. A. Salvatore

Thirty years ago, R. A. Salvatore created the character of Drizzt Do’Urden, the dark elf who has withstood the test of time to stand today as an icon in the fantasy genre. With his work in the Forgotten Realms, the Crimson Shadow, the DemonWars Saga, and other series, Salvatore has sold more than thirty million books worldwide and has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list more than two dozen times. He considers writing to be his personal journey, but still, he’s quite pleased that so many are walking the road beside him!

R. A. lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their two dogs, Dexter and Pikel. He still plays softball for his team, Clan Battlehammer, and enjoys his weekly DemonWars: Reformation RPG game. Salvatore can be found at RASalvaStore.com.

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