Summer is here and that can only mean one thing. Swimming? Hot dogs? Suntans? No, GENCON!!!! The biggest gaming event in the U.S. is happening this August and Fireside Games will be there celebrating the best 4 days in gaming!
GenCon takes place in Indianapolis, IN from August 5th through August 8th and it’s going to be a blast. The show features everything game related under the sun as well as costumes, events and much, much more. It’s open to the public, but you have to register in order to attend. If you’re into games of any kind, it’s worth it. If you can’t make it to GenCon, but live in the Midwest or Mid Atlantic, there’s still some good news in our “Summer Tour” that’s coming your way. (Details below)
Fireside at GenCon
This will be the first year that we’ll be attending GenCon as Exhibitors, so if you’re going to the show, please come by and say hello. We’ll be located at booth #2541 and whether you’re a long-time fan, or just want to check out our game for the first time, we’d love to meet you. We’ll have free goodies to give away, a trivia contest every afternoon with prizes and of course demo games running non-stop.
I’ll be attending the show and working at the booth, so if you’d like to meet the creator of Castle Panic I’ll be available to answer your questions, or just tell you stories about hot dog eating contests . . . It is summer after all.
New or Scratch and Dent?
But that’s not the only thing at our booth, oh no. You can pick up a copy of Castle Panic if you don’t have one already and you’ve got options. You can get a brand new copy for $35 (that includes tax!) OR you can take advantage of our Scratch and Dent promotion for extra savings.
We recently had some games arrive at our warehouse with some light, cosmetic damage which means we can’t sell them as new. Our loss is your gain though, since most of these games have only minor damage we’re selling them at a steep discount as a GenCon convention exclusive. The photos below show typical damage that we’re seeing to the boxes.
Slightly bent corners, and mild creases are the kind of damage that these games are showing. All games are still in their original shrink wrap and have no major damage. The components are heavily padded inside the box and should be completely intact. We’ll be selling Scratch and Dent games “as is” for only $20 (tax included) so if you want to pick up a cheap copy, or even an extra one, this is the way to do it!
If you saw us at Origins you probably noticed our super-cool Castle Panic T shirts we were wearing. Well, we had enough requests from other gamers that we’ll be bringing a limited supply of them with us to GenCon and they’ll only be available at our booth. Prices will be $15.00 for Children’s sizes (S, M, L), $20.00 for Women’s small and medium babydoll, as well as Men’s Large and XL, and $25.00 for XXL and up.
Fireside Games Summer Tour 2010
In addition to all the GenCon fun that we’re planning, we’re planning a promotional tour this summer that runs from Sunday, July 18th through August 4th and will take us right into GenCon. We’ll be visiting Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky and making stops along the way to run demos and meet our fans. We’re still confirming dates and schedules, but we’ll have more details coming soon. If you live in any of those areas and want to come meet us, stay tuned!