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Mockduck
12-02-2009, 03:54 PM
Looks like a cheaper way for gaming startups to get into Gen Con 2010. News release from today:

Exhibitor Registration Begins for Gen Con 2010

SEATTLE (December 2, 2009) Gen Con LLC announces that it has opened the
official exhibitor registration process for Gen Con Indy 2010. With nearly
100 companies pre-registering at Indy 2009 for 2010, the show is off to a
tremendous start. Gen Con is committed to help the industry thrive. It is
excited to announce a new addition to the exhibit hall, Entrepreneurs¹
Avenue, which will help accomplish this goal.

In its 43rd year, Gen Con is focused on continuing to create fun and edgy
gaming experiences with the returning exhibitors, while supporting new
business and welcoming back companies who have not exhibited in the past few
years. In all, Gen Con looks to again host over 270 exhibitors at Gen Con
Indy 2010 which will take place at the Indiana Convention Center from August
5-8, 2010.

³Gen Con Indy 2009 was an amazing show both for attendees and exhibitors,²
said Scott Elliott, senior director of sales for Gen Con LLC, ³but some
smaller companies couldn¹t exhibit due to the tough 2009 economy. Gen Con is
committed to small publishers and to entrepreneurs with game, science
fiction and fantasy centric businesses. Entrepreneurs¹ Avenue offers great
value to support these businesses.²

The entrepreneurial rate will be offered to any exhibitor who has not
exhibited since before 2007 or any exhibitor who has never exhibited with
Gen Con in the past. Exhibitors who come in under this rate will be allowed
to purchase only one 10x10 standard booth and be placed in Entrepreneur¹s
Avenue. Space in this area is limited, and will be filled on a
first-come-first-served basis.

New fellowship
In order to reward superior marketing of their presences at Gen Con Indy,
Gen Con LLC will award a marketing fellowship to six Entrepreneurs¹ Avenue
exhibitors. Business recipients of this fellowship will receive a
complimentary booth upgrade from a 100 square foot booth to a 200 square
foot end cap booth in Entrepreneur¹s Avenue, and will be featured in a
special area of the Gen Con Indy 2010 program book. In order to apply for
the Gen Con Marketing Fellowship, eligible exhibitors must submit their Gen
Con Indy 2010 exhibitor application. Gen Con will then contact eligible
candidates by email and provide the Gen Con Marketing Fellowship application
documents. Gen Con will announce fellowship recipients in March 2010. For
further details on this marketing fellowship, please email
exhibitors@gencon.com.

About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and
adventure game convention in North America. Its operations include Gen Con
Indy and licensees for European and Asia Pacific Gen Con shows. It was
acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter
Adkison, who owns the company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con
is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and
community. For more information visit the website at www.gencon.com
<http://www.gencon.com> .
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cdbd3rd
12-02-2009, 03:57 PM
K, so when are ya gonna reach into that big bag of 'resources' and find out if Turbine is gonna grace us with their presence this year - given their new exuberanceness.


:)

KoboldKiller
12-02-2009, 04:24 PM
I really need to get out there one of these days.

I know EVERYBODY wants to meet me. :D

Mockduck
12-02-2009, 04:41 PM
K, so when are ya gonna reach into that big bag of 'resources' and find out if Turbine is gonna grace us with their presence this year - given their new exuberanceness.


:)

I doubt even Turbine knows if it will attend GenCon this year. I would think it would be a great place to sign up people for Free 2 Play accounts and demo the game, but ???