|News | Published 19 August 2009|
We return from Indianapolis to our homeland of Roseville, Minnesota from one of our best Gen Cons ever and we have the 30,000 or so of you who attended to thank! It is called the "Best Four Days in Gaming" and it is you who make Gen Con what it is. Once again, thank you!
This year, we had one of our largest booths ever, with over thirty demo tables, featuring brand new, Gen Con-debuting games like Middle-earth Quest, Chaos in the Old World, Ad Astra, Penny Arcade: The Card Game, Chaos Marauders and Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game. (See below for release dates of the Gen Con debut games) Our booth also featured classic games with new and upcoming surprises for them like Descent: Journeys in the Dark and BattleLore.
At our seminars, we got to talk about some of our upcoming releases for Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader with developer Ross Watson and contributors, and at the ever-popular In Flight Report, Christian Petersen got to announce some exciting upcoming releases like Descent: Sea of Blood, Letter of Marque, Talisman: Frostmarch, and more.
One of the biggest and most exciting announcements of Gen Con 2009 was our announcement of the new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay that developer Jay Little went into detail on in his seminar.
Clips from all of these seminars can be found on our Gen Con videos page and Jay's Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay seminar will be available in full on our website soon. Check it out and find out what everyone who is interested in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is talking about.
Check out our Gen Con videos page for more recap videos made by our tireless media team of Jason Beaudoin and Keith Hurley. If you missed out on this year's Gen Con, be sure to check out these videos.
We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners of our various card game tournaments and championships:
Call of Cthulhu
World Champion: Tom Capor (Agency/Hastur)
A Game of Thrones
World Champion: Erick Butzlaff (Lannister)
Melee Champion: Jonathan Benton (Stark)
Joust Champion: Greg Atkinson (Greyjoy)
Legacy Champion: Erick Butzlaff
Keybearer Tournament Champion: Mike Kalmbach (Roxas)
Universal Fighting System
Singles World Champion: Paul Bittner (Zi Mei)
Team World Champions: UFS House - Matt Kohls, Paul Bittner, and Jon Herr.
Legacy Champion: Ryan Riley (Tycho)
Inaugural Event Champion: David Marks (Orcs)
We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our special A Game of Thrones and Call of Cthulhu Gen Con weekend leagues and in our UFS Wandering Master event.
Detailed accounts of these championship events will be posted here over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
A Selection of Gen Con Pictures
|Jay demoes Chaos in the Old World||Evan H demoes Penny Arcade||Corey demoes Middle-earth Quest|
|Ross with Kai and Jackie Norman in Warhammer 40,000 costumes |
Congratulations also go out to the team behind Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Dark Heresy who took home four ENnie Awards for Best Game, Best Production Values, Best Interior Art, and Best Monster or Adversary. Way to go!
Extra-special thanks go out to our tireless team of volunteers who helped us out all weekend long in the FFG board game room, in our booth, and in the Card Game hall: we couldn't have done it without you! Thanks for making GenCon possible with all your hard work and dedication.
Thanks so much to all our fans who visited us at Gen Con 2009! We'll see you next year!
Release dates for games that debuted at Gen Con 2009:
A Game of Thrones LCG: Tales of the Red Keep Chapter Pack: September 2nd
Ad Astra: September
Anima: Beyond Fantasy GM Kit: October
BattleLore: Heroes Expansion: September
Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion: September 2nd
Call of Cthulhu LCG: Twilight Horror Asylum Pack: September
Chaos in the Old World: September 2nd
Chaos Marauders: October
Descent: Journeys in the Dark Quest Compendium: September
Descent: Road to Legend Miniatures, Wave 3: September
Middle-earth Quest: In stores now
Midnight Chronicles DVD: September
Penny Arcade: The Card Game: October
Percevan: The Realms of Aslor: September 2nd
Rogue Trader RPG: Late September
Rogue Trader Collector's Edition RPG: Late September (Shipping with Rogue Trader RPG)
Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game: October
Cheers for the update on release dates and centralised GenCon Vid Page.