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Are you ready for the awesome that's bound to be Gen Con's 50th anniversary?! So are we! Gen con's event catalog is now live! Check out everything we have to offer by searching for 'ConTessa' in the event catalog (or clicking the link). You can also browse our full list of offerings below, split up into types of events!
This year, Gen Con's given us a space with 20 round tables and 6 rectangular tables right on the field in Lucas Oil Stadium for all our gaming needs. We've set up themed blocks of games supporting all our identity groups as well as genres, and types of gaming. Click through each block to find a list of games scheduled, and click through each game to the official Gen Con site to get your tickets!
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!
LARPs typically take place in and around the Omni hotel right next to the convention center. Join our fantastic facilitators as they take you through an exciting and diverse set of live action roleplaying 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.
Learn new things! Talk to creators about how they create! Learn how to playtest awesome games, and get the dets on tabletop gaming! You're bound to learn something new at any one of our seminars. Seminars are typically located in a hotel adjacent to the convention center.
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?
Workshops give you the opportunity to learn by doing! Create a tabletop gaming system, learn how to be safe in LARPs, and get your character on with our set of fun, informative, and interactive workshops!
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!