Gary Con VII: March 26-29, 2015

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Welcome to one of the best kept secrets in the gaming convention industry! Gary Con is an annual game convention held every March in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It honors the memory of the father of role-playing games, E. Gary Gygax. Our focus is on the one thing Gary loved most; Gaming!

When Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax died in 2008, role playing gamers from around the world joined to honor Gygax's life with a virtual convention, held at locations around the world. Gygax's friends and family held an impromptu game event at Lake Geneva's American Legion Hall following his funeral on March 8, 2008, now known as "Gary Con 0" to many. By 2009, his son Luke Gygax established the first official Gary Con, still at the Legion Hall. "Gary Con I" was held March 7, 2009. It was attended by a number of gaming industry icons: Jim Ward, Frank Mentzer, Tim Kask, Tom Wham, Steve Chenault, and dozens more from the TSR family.

By 2010, the Legion Hall no longer had the capacity to host the growing event and its participants. As a result, the event was moved to a local lodge west of the town where it has been held ever since. Convention organizer, Luke Gygax, told a local paper Gary Con was "...meant to be a more intimate event, reminiscent of the formative years of the gaming industry," and that is why it has become a special gathering for so many each year.

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Posted by ronniequak on Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:14 pm

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Over-flow hotel space: The Cove (with free shuttle service)

Posted by Buttmonkey on Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:36 am

JediSoth wrote:We stayed at the Comfort Suites the first 2-3 years we attended Gary Con (and again last July when I was in town

Aloha Shirt Saturday

Posted by diaglo on Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:12 am

i'll do the toast. but I was one of those guys pestering online for years to Gary about his smoking. diaglo "works in publ

Aloha Shirt Saturday

Posted by welleran on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:47 am

I vote for a bit later (my afternoon game ends around 6pm-ish).

Over-flow hotel space: The Cove (with free shuttle service)

Posted by JediSoth on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:45 am

We stayed at the Comfort Suites the first 2-3 years we attended Gary Con (and again last July when I was in town for a book sign

Aloha Shirt Saturday

Posted by JediSoth on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:28 am

Yeah, I need to avoid the cigar, too. Not only does my wife has asthma and allergies (it's hard enough for her to game in the ro