July 26th, 2019


GenCon, Or, Slouching Toward Indianapolis

I may actually have run out of decent titles for these posts! We'll see next year, I guess. Anyhow, as I suspect you've already guessed, I'll be at GenCon again next weekend (Jul 31-Aug 4)! Actually, I'll be there next week, straight up, plus the next Monday for flinchin', but thank goodness you don't have to stalk my doings for more than four of those days. And what doings are those, you might ask? These doings here! And yes, I believe they will almost ALL be recorded by someone, probably Robin. Or Shane. Or the ENnies People.

If none of these doings pique your palate, know that I shall be decorating the Pelgrane Press stand, #1417 in the exhibit hall, during show hours, and decorating Indianapolis' finest drinking establishments during best-of-show hours.


9:00pm - ???: Diana Jones Awards Party
In which gaming luminaries seem, by some witchery, very much like ordinary drunks! [Undisclosed location]


4:00pm-5:00pm: Gaming With the King in Yellow

Robin D. Laws, Sarah Saltiel, & John Harness bring the reality-bending horror of Robert W Chambers to your table. Our mavens of terror are here to tear off their pallid masks and reveal the shattering secrets of the Hyades! (I'm not technically on the panel, but I might show up as a ringer while I still know more about Robert W. Chambers than anyone else.) [Stadium : Meeting Room 8]


1:00pm-2:00pm: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff LIVE

Robin D. Laws & Kenneth Hite talk roleplaying, history, conspiracy, occultism, writing, food, movies & whatever you ask them about in this live edition of their award-winning podcast. (This event is technically sold out, but hey maybe there are scalpers or standing room only or people who oversleep.) [Stadium : Meeting Room 8]

5:00pm-6:00pm: Investigative Roleplaying Master Class
Mystery scenario masters Kenneth Hite and Robin D. Laws train their magnifying glasses on clue-gathering adventures to reveal the unlikely suspects behind your tabletop woes. [Westin : Grand Ballroom IV]

6:00pm-8:00pm: ENie Awards Cocktail Reception
In which gaming luminaries seem, by some witchery, very much like ordinary drunks! (I'll likely get there later than 6, but go ahead and start without me. I'll catch up.) [Union Station : Grand Hall]

8:00pm-11:00?pm: ENnie Awards!
"You know, Monte really deserved it this year. What a product. What a guy." [Union Station : Grand Hall]


2:00pm-3:00pm: Swords, Spies, & Shoggoths: The Pelgrane Press Panel

Join Simon Rogers, Cat Tobin & others from the Pelgrane team for a behind-the-scenes look at what the award-winning UK publisher’s been up to this year, & what they’ve planned for the coming year. [Crowne Plaza : Pennsylvania Station A]

8:00pm-9:00pm: Delta Green: Operations & A-Cell
The authors of Delta Green: The RPG talk upcoming projects, design decisions, gameplay tips, tradecraft, & war stories. Bring your DG questions. [Crowne Plaza : Pennsylvania Station A]