Gen Con Sells Out of 4-Day Badges, Limited Single-Day Badges Remain

July 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Gaming, Indiana

Press Release:

Gen Con, the largest and longest-running hobby gaming convention in North America, has announced a sellout of 4-Day badges for Gen Con 50, its historic 50th convention to be held August 17-20, 2017. Sales of single-day badges (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Family Fun) will continue at, though supplies are limited. The company urges those interested in attending to purchase these badges soon, as single-day badges also are expected to reach a sellout.

Due to these expected sellouts, Gen Con will not offer on-site badge sales at Gen Con 50. Any remaining attendee-type badges will be available for sale at with will call pick-up. As in prior years, Gen Con will offer 24-hour will call, starting at noon on Wednesday, August 16 and staying open throughout the entire convention. The will call area also will expand to expedite the packet pick-up process.

“Though 4-Day badges have sold out for Gen Con 50 there are still many opportunities to attend the convention and take part in the celebration,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO/Owner of Gen Con LLC. “Family Fun Day badges provide a great opportunity for visitors who wish to sample the show for the first time. Anyone still interested in attending Gen Con 50 should purchase their badges soon.”

Family Fun Day, held on Sunday, August 20, allows a family of four to attend for $45. Children ages 8-and-under are free to attend any day of Gen Con with a child wristband.

Gen Con has capped Trade Day and some individual badge types previously in Indianapolis, but has never limited its 4-Day or single-day badge sales.

Gen Con 50 will take place August 17-20, 2017 in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and participating hotels. The convention will feature more than 500 exhibitors, more than 19,000 events, and an exclusive concert from Grammy Award-winning recording artist They Might Be Giants.

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NH – American Gods Lecture

Neil Gaiman speaks at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Press Release:

The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio present: “One of the top ten living post-modern writers” (Dictionary of Literary Biography) takes the stage to discuss the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods, his classic work which was a New York Times bestseller in 2001 and awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards.

Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.  His children’s novel Coraline, published in 2002, was also a New York Times and international bestseller and an enormous critical success; it won the Elizabeth Burr/ Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards. Director Henry Selick made the film “Coraline,” with music provided by the band They Might Be Giants.

The literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” Live music performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Rebroadcast on NHPR.

A signed book is a great gift and a wonderful addition to any personal library. A book voucher is necessary for a signed copy. Purchase your book voucher ahead of time and save 10% off the retail price. Available at RiverRun Bookstore and The Music Hall box office. Want to read the book before you hear the author speak and still get a discount?  You can buy an unsigned copy as soon as RiverRun has them available for a 10% discount when you show your ticket to the show at the bookstore counter.

American Gods: $26.99 ($24.30 in advance) Buy a voucher.

Getting your Book:
Vouchers may be redeemed for books immediately following the event at The Music Hall. Vouchers may also be redeemed at RiverRun Bookstore after the evening of the event. No books will be mailed.

Prices: $13; $11 (members)

On Sale
Members: noon Thu May 19

Public: noon Wed Jun 1

Buy tickets online, over the phone or in person. Members get the best seats.

The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

MA – Kids Go! Signing

November 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Massachusetts, Other, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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They Might Be Giants sign Kids Go!

December 02, 2009 6:00 PM
Braintree – Borders, 255 Grossman Drive, Braintree, MA 02184

In KIDS GO!, their new sing-along story book (which follows the success of their first kids’ book, Bed, Bed, Bed, TMBG’s spirit of fun and adventure invites both parents and kids to share in the pleasure of the story of two kids who learn how to move like a monkey, shake like a jumping bean, throw their hands in the air, and go, go, go.