Scene on the Web: Gen Con Indy 2012

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Scene on the Web: Gen Con Indy 2012

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IN – Little Guardians Signing

Writer Ed Cho and artist Lee Cherolis sign on Wednesday August 29th at Downtown Comics in Indianapolis (11 East Market Street) from 10am to 2pm and then at the Downtown Comics in Castleton (5767 East 86th Street) from 4pm to 8pm. They will have the book and buttons and maybe even some Little Guardians prints not yet available in their store.

Downtown Comics
11 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

 

IN – Charon’s Claw Signing

Author R.A. Salvatore signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM right before the 2012 GenCom in Indianapolis! To attend the author book signing/reading, contact the store for more details. Save the date now!

About this Author
R. A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. His first published novel was The Crystal Shard. He has since published more than a dozen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Halfling’s Gem, Sojourn, The Legacy, and Starless Night. He makes his home in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their three children.

Barnes & Noble
Greyhound Plaza, 14709 US Hwy 31 North, Carmel, IN 46032
317-844-2501

IN – FCBD: Daredevil Signing

Mark Waid signs at Alter Ego Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 from 12:00-2:00 PM for Free Comic Book Day.

Alter Ego Comics is proud to welcome one of the best writers in comics history! His work includes a legendary run on The Flash, the creator owned Irredeemable, the EPIC and sacred Kingdom Come, and his current work on the award winning Daredevil series!

Alter Ego Comics
422 E. McGalliard, Muncie, IN 47303
765-282-5297

IN – The Omega Effect Signing

 

Writer Mark Waid signs at Downtown Comics on April 25th from 4pm to 8pm signing copies of Avenging Spider-Man and Daredevil as part of The Omega Effect Crossover. Stop by meet the man and get some books signed!

Downtown Comics
5767 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

IN – Fate of the Jedi Signing

Star Wars author Troy Denning signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday March 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM. All are welcome! It is a wristband event and additional details and requirements will be announced soon.

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble
Greyhound Plaza, 14709 US Hwy 31 North, Carmel, IN 46032
317-844-2501

IN – Witchblade Signing

December 14, 2011 by  
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Tim Seeley signs at DCBS on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012!

DCBS
10202 Coldwater Road Suite C, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 260-489-1787

Gen Con Indy 2011 Shatters Previous Attendance Records

August 12, 2011 by  
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Press Release:

Gen Con Indy 2011 Shatters All Previous Attendance Records

Gen Con LogoINDIANAPOLIS (August 11, 2011) – Gen Con Indy, the nation’s largest annual consumer fantasy, sci-fi and adventure gaming convention experienced stunning growth this year. Turnstile attendance was over 119,707 with 36,733 unique attendees present for 96 hours of gaming, cosplay, music, shopping and more. This positive spike in turnout represents a greater than 20% increase in a single year. Game event participation grew even more steeply, with over 250,000 event tickets yielding an over 26% expansion throughout the Best Four Days In Gaming!

“Gen Con Indy 2011 was simply the best Gen Con ever for us,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con LLC. “We had such incredible support from our exhibitors, sponsors, event organizers and volunteers, and of course, the amazing businesses and people of Indianapolis. We are so thankful to have their partnership in crafting the world’s finest experience in gaming. Next year, Gen Con has its 45th anniversary. We are too excited for words at the amount of fun we are already planning for next August.”

Family Fun & Sunday Attendance
The Family Fun Pavilion continues to be popular with the next generation of game players and their parents. Companies with all-ages entertainment products were swarmed with children, grandparents, educators and librarians looking for games for upcoming birthdays, holidays and back-to-school. Between family fun and regular Sunday badges, nearly 3,000 additional people joined Gen Con Sunday – adding considerable traffic to the show and helping exhibitors reach new fans.

Charity
Over the years, Gen Con has maintained its efforts in helping children and benefiting educational programs through its charity events. This year to keep up the tradition, Gen Con chose School on Wheels, which enhances and enriches educational opportunities for school-aged homeless children as the recipient of the charity fundraising. 100% of the proceeds from the following charity events were donated to the cause: Ace of Aces VIII– Charity Speed Paint and Auction, Cardhalla, and Charity Auction, Fandom United Jail-n-Bail. In total over $18,000 was raised from all the different charity events at Gen Con.

Future Gen Con Indy Show Dates
Gen Con has been in Indianapolis since 2003 and has signed a five-year extension with the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) for 2011-2015. Below are the upcoming show dates.
August 16-19, 2012
August 15-18, 2013
August 14-17, 2014
July 30 – August 2, 2015

About Gen Con

Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. 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. For up-to-the minute details, find us at www.facebook.com/genconindy and at www.twitter.com/gen_con

IN – Skullkickers Signing

August 1, 2011 by  
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Jim Zubkavich signs at Downtown Comics in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday August 3rd from 6-8pm for a special Pre-Gen Con signing event.

Dance with Dragons Tour

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has announced his signing tour dates for his new novel A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

July 12, 7:00 p.m.            BOSTON – Barnes & Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

July 14, 7:00 p.m.            NEW YORK CITY – Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

July 16, 2:00 p.m.            INDIANAPOLIS – Barnes & Noble, 14709 US Hwy 31 North, Carmel, IN 46032

July 21-24, 2011             San Diego Comicon, San Diego, California, USA

July 24, 2:00 p.m.            SAN DIEGO – Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

July 26, 7:00 p.m.            LOS ANGELES – Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

July 27, 7:00 p.m.            REDWOOD CITY – Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
event hosted by Kepler’s

July 29, 7:30 p.m.           SEATTLE – Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
event hosted by University Bookstore

July 31, 2:00 p.m.           DENVER – Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

August 2, 7:00 p.m.        LEXINGTON – Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503

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