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Fantasy Flight Co-Sponsors Gen Con Through 2021

Gen Con and Fantasy Flight Games have signed a multiyear co-sponsorship agreement for the upcoming 2019, 2020, and 2021 conventions.

Fantasy Flight will get dedicated event space and physical and digital marketing at each convention as part of the agreement as well as promotion and logistical support during the convention.

Fantasy Flight first became a co-sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship, in 2018.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

Gen Con Badge Registration Opens Sunday

Get ready for the first step in attending the best four days of gaming of the year! Can you hear the dice rolling? The Gen Con 2019 adventure starts this weekend, when Badge Registration opens!

Badges for Gen Con 2019 go on sale this Sunday, January 13 at noon (EST)! Head over to gencon.com to create your account if you plan on going for the first time, or to update your information if you’re a Gen Con veteran.

Information about badge pricing and other details can be found here. Badges cost the following:

  • 4-Day $110
  • Thursday $60
  • Friday $60
  • Saturday $75
  • Sunday $15
  • Trade Day $200
  • VIG $600/Returning VIG’s – $650/New VIG’s

If you have any questions or run into any trouble,  first check out the Account Information page, and if you still have questions, you can send an email to customerservice@gencon.com and they’ll help you out!

We’ll be seeing you at the convention!

CMON Promotes Adam Lovell to VP of Sales and Operations

CMON has announced that Adam Lovell has been promoted to VP of Sales and Operations, now answering directly to the COO. Along with Adam’s promotion, CMON is also happy to announce they have hired Luiz Coelho as the new International Sales Manager. Luiz has extensive experience in sales and was Sales Director at Galapagos Jogos (now Asmodee Brazil). With these changes, CMON looks to create more unity within the Sales department and make ordering from CMON easier for both retailers and distributors worldwide.

In a statement, Lovell said the reorganization will bring the international sales team back under one umbrella to coordinate releases and sales efforts globally.

Learn Your 1, 2, 3s and A, B, Cs with D&D

In the new ABCs of D&D and 123s of D&D books, kids can learn their letters, numbers and love of D&D with read-aloud-friendly rhyming couplets.

Teach the alphabet and numbers to any early reader as told imaginatively within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Each book features read-aloud friendly rhyming couplets from Ivan Van Norman and adorable illustrations from Caleb Cleveland.

For ages 3-7 each book retails for $14.99 and are out now.

 

Go Head-to-Head w/Friends as Magic: The Gathering Arena adds Direct Challenge Play!

Magic: The Gathering Arena game director Chris Clay literally shouted it from the rooftops via Twitter last Wednesday. Now, Direct Challenge play is LIVE in the game’s Open Beta build! With this update, casual and serious Magic players can challenge their friends (and enemies) to settle longtime feuds, test deck strategies, or have friendly deckbuilding challenges through Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Here’s how Direct Challenge works:

  1. You and your friend open the Direct Challenge option
  2. Type in one another’s username and five-digit code
  3. Hit “Battle”
  4. Play!

Celebrate 25 Years of Magic with Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends

Magic: The Gathering is celebrating 25 years and VIZ Media is recognizing the event with this officially licensed illustrated history exploring the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling card game.

Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends is written by James Wyatt, a Senior Game Designer for Magic. The book takes you through the creative process behind the evolving art and design of the games and its worlds and characters.

The book is out now in comic shops and book stores and retails for $39.99.

You can order yours now.
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Free Comic Book Day 2019 Features Heroclix and Dice Masters from WizKids

Free Comic Book Day is a yearly event taking place at local comic shops where fans are able to get free comics and limited edition items. It takes place the first Saturday in May each year and in 2019 falls on Saturday, May 4, 2019!

In years past WizKids has released items for the day from their Heroclix and Dice Masters lines of games, each having deep roots in comics. This year sees two releases.

The PX Iron Man HeroClix: Free Comic Book Day Figure from Wizkids/NECA has an enhanced paint job and effects and will include an exclusive HeroClix figure and card in a polybag with hangtag. The PX Marvel Dice Masters Promo Starter Pack includes Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men Dice-Building Game Starter Set and Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers – Age of Ultron Starter Set.

Magic: The Gathering x Gallery 1988 Show Launches Tonight in Los Angeles!

Magic the Gathering is celebrating 25 years with an all-new art show, in collaboration with world-famous pop culture destination Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles – launching tonight (Nov. 2), and available all weekend long from Nov. 3-4.

The gallery worked with top artists from around the world to create art in various media inspired by the rich characters, story and community of Magic: The Gathering. Gallery 1988 is hosting a public launch party tonight, but fear not – even if you’re not in Los Angeles, you can view and purchase the art from collection online HERE.

Dungeons and Dragons’ Jeremy Crawford to Deliver PAX Unplugged Keynote

Jeremy Crawford, lead rules designer and managing editor on Dungeons and Dragons at Wizards of the Coast, will give the “Storytime” keynote at PAX Unplugged 2018, taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2018 at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The lead designer of Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook (5th Ed.), the definitive ruleset for “D&D” players, Crawford joined Wizards of the Coast in 2007 before going on to contribute to many crucial tomes for players and dungeon masters, such as the Dungeon Master’s Guide, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. He then leveled up to become the company’s lead rules designer on the renowned tabletop game.

Badges for PAX Unplugged 2018 are on sale now. Three-day badges are currently available for $65, while single-day badges cost $30. Families can pick up Sunday kids badges (for children age 7 – 12) for $10 apiece. Exclusive PAX Unplugged 2018 pre-sale merchandise, including branded blankets, socks, and dice are now available for purchase as well.

Established in 2017, PAX Unplugged delivers the PAX experience fans know and love, but with a focus on celebrating card, board, and tabletop games. The second year of PAX Unplugged will build on the inaugural event’s success by featuring more exhibitors, new game reveals, hands-on opportunities, tournaments, and panels with industry leaders than ever before.

CMON Looks to Expand Their Licensed Gaming with a New Los Angeles Office

On Monday, CMON announced a new licensed game based on George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. In the release was the announcement that the company has opened a new office in Los Angeles, California.

The goal of the office is to further work with licensors to create tabletop products. Earlier this year, CMON successfully launched the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game based on the NYT Bestselling book series by George R. R. Martin as well as Bloodborne: The Card Game based on Sony’s best-selling PS4-exclusive video game, Bloodborne. In Q2 of 2019, they will be releasing a family tabletop game based on Hanna-Barbera’s classic Wacky Races cartoon series. The L.A. Office is being led by Geoff Skinner.

In the announcement, Skinner said:

CMON is the premiere tabletop gaming company in the world, and I couldn’t be more proud to help establish our footprint in Hollywood. By opening an office in L.A., we’re looking forward to strengthening our licensor relationships in the film, TV, and electronic gaming communities, as well as to forging partnerships that will expand the narrative of our own IPs into television, features and animation.

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