Gen Con 2015: Cards Against Humanity Launches Desperate Bid for Attention
The Cards Against Humanity folks have had one of the hottest tables at Gen Con the past few years, selling out of their product in a matter of two days, leaving them with not a whole lot to do. Well, the folks behind the game have decided to take a different route for this year’s convention, hosting a concert/variety show dubbed Concert Against Humanity.
We’ll be at the concert, relaxing after a crazy day on the show floor…. because why not.
Below is their press announcement, because lets face it, it’s kind of idiotic to mess with perfection.
Chicago – Popular card game Cards Against Humanity announced this morning that they will be hosting a concert and comedy show during Gen Con this year, with live performances by Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm, Cameron Esposito, Kumail Nanjiani, and more.
The concert, which will take place Friday, July 31st at the Murat, Indianapolis’s largest theater, is expected to sell out.
Tickets start at $40 and are available now at ConcertAgainstHumanity.com.
Cards Against Humanity co-creator Eli Halpern said, “Everyone attending Gen Con has already purchased and become bored of our game. Instead of exhibiting at the convention, we’re going to try this desperate bid for attention.”
The concert will feature musical performances from Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, and Paul and Storm, readings from authors John Scalzi and Patrick Rothfuss, and stand up sets from Cameron Esposito (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Adventure Time) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Meltdown, Silicon Valley). “The concert will be amazing, we’ve got a lot of great performers,” said Cards Against Humanity events manager Trin Garritano. “For a few hours you can pretend you’re someone who actually has fun on a Friday night.”
Bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss said, “I was scheduled to finish The Doors of Stone that weekend, but I’ve actually cleared my calendar for this incredible show.” When reached for comment, John Scalzi said, “I’m doing what now?”
All attendees of the concert will receive a swag bag with show exclusives and new products from Cards Against Humanity, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Magic: The Gathering, Fluxx, Greater Than Games, and Maxistentialism.
“If there’s one thing I know about conventions it’s that grown men and women go insane for branded garbage,” Halpern said. “I’m told we have a lot of branded garbage for you.”
The Chicago-based card game is known for their extravagant stunts, including buying a private island and giving a square foot of it away to 250,000 fans, forming a full-ride scholarship for women studying science, and executing a hostage every hour on the hour until U.S. President Barack Obama purchased a copy of their game on live national television.