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Join ConTessa at Gen Con 50 August 17-20 with our newly expanded mission, and a great big schedule! This year, Gen Con is setting up a 20-table dedicated gaming space just for us on the field in Lucas Oil Stadium, allowing us to run an estimated 200+ games over the course of the convention weekend. We've split them up into themed blocks, taking our convention-within-a-convention format to the next level. In addition to the games, we'll also be running LARPs, panels, seminars, and workshops in other parts of the convention.
Registration for new games has closed, now, and we're all out of GM badges, so check out what we'll have to offer below, and see you at Gen Con 50!
Get back to the basics with a good old-fashioned dungeon crawl! All versions of Dungeons & Dragons are welcome in this block, along with fantasy-based dungeon crawl games based off the legendary first game.
For the third year in a row, we'll be running a game night with games entirely run by women! This year, instead of running games for four hours, we're expanding the game night to six hours, and allowing 2, 3, 4, and 6 hour games within that block!
Play a game while it's still being created! Playtesters run their own or other's games still in development. Optionally attend our panel on how to be an effective playtester whether in the GM's seat or player's seat before the games at 10AM!
Hearken back to the days of milk, cereal, footie pajamas, and your favorite Saturday morning cartoons! Games in this block take on a distinct cartoon feel. Come dressed up in your favorite pajamas for a pajama contest!
Whether you're new to tabletop roleplaying games all together, or just new to a specific type of game, this block is dedicated to learning new games. Catch up with our crew earlier in the day for a companion panel on the ins and outs of creating your own roleplaying group!
Join us for some games that are quick bites. Board games, card games, and party games you can learn in a jiff, as well as tabletop RPGs with pregens, simple rules, and quick gameplay. End your con with a simple bite of games!
In this parlor LARP, donors of GoatCam, a charity that puts cameras on goats, gather on a cruise liner to wheel & deal, betray & blackmail, & maybe get a chance to see their favorite goat.
Who has a girl become? Play archetypes of the Fates influencing the life of a single girl, anchoring flashbacks around found objects. Begin at her funeral, end with her joining an archetype herself.
Safety & Calibration tools help players establish boundaries during a LARP. Participants will learn about several techniques, then practice them in short role-play scenarios, ending with a debrief.
Freelancing in the tabletop roleplaying game industry has never been easier. This panel outlines steps & guidelines to getting freelance work writing, editing, laying out, & illustrating games.
Playtesters and designers: learn how to productively playtest games and improve feedback. Get advice on the fundamentals from expert designers, followed by Q and A. Precedes ConTessa's Playtestalooza!
Learn how to get attention for your game business. With years of journalism and publicity experience, Beth Rimmels and Christopher Helton will teach you how to draw an audience.
Lolita is a popular, extremely feminine Japanese fashion that evokes the Rococo era. It's often misunderstood in the West, especially when one is both a Lolita & a nerd. So what is it, exactly?
Ever thought about what might go into designing an RPG - including the system? Join this women's only interactive workshop where we'll do exactly that! You'll come out with a game ready for playtest!