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Wil Wheaton, Mayfair Games to Raise Charity at Gen Con Indy 2013

Wil Wheaton photoAt Gen Con 2013, Mayfair Games will host a Block Party on Thursday evening, August 15 at the Georgia St. Pavilion at Gen Con Indy 2013. While the Mayfair team has an evening of entertainment planned, excitement is building for The Star Trek: Catan Warp Speed Charity Event, featuring noted television and film star Wil Wheaton.

To participate in this charity event, beginning at 7:00 pm, attendees can sign up here and donate $100 with all proceeds supporting Gen Con Indy’s official 2013 Charity Partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

Wheaton, an actor, author, and avid gamer, is best known for the roles of Gordie Lachance from Stand by Me and Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has also appeared on The Big Bang TheoryLeverage, and The Guild, and hosts the breakout board game web series Tabletop.

Participate in the largest charity event at Gen Con Indy 2013.  Buy your tickets fast because the field is limited to 48 brave spacefarers, so register now!

Gen Con Names Charity Partner

gen-con-logoGen Con Indy, The Best Four Days In Gaming!, has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana as its official Charity Partner for 2013.

“With more than a century of history as an impactful charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters has shown that their mentorship provides a lasting, important service to the community,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con LLC. “Due to this long-standing commitment to youth, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana are an ideal candidate for our official 2013 charity.”

Gen Con will host several events during its 2013 show, running August 15-18 at the Indiana Convention Center, in which all proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. Events will include, but are not limited to, a charity auction, construction and demolition of a giant “Cardhalla” made of assembled trading cards, the “Slay the Creature” balloon sculpture battle, and the Aces of Aces event entering its twelfth year.

“We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to partnering with the Gen Con team this year,” said Kristy Weaver, Director of Corporate Giving and Events at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana provides more than 1,200 children ages 8-18 with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 adult-to-youth relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSCI partners with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community to help children facing adversity achieve: educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.