Gen Con kicks off in Indianapolis next week, and for many board game fans, it is the most important time of the year. Publishers, designers, artists, and fans all congregate for the best four days in gaming, and this year’s show promises to be one of the best ever! We got a chance to talk to Carol Spain, CMON’s Show Manager, about the significance of the show and how CMON comes together like a well-oiled machine.
Over 60,000 attendees are expected to descend on the convention center, and it requires a full army of representatives to come together with the common goal of showing those attendees the best time possible.
“It’s one of our biggest shows of the year, so more than ever we rely on the amazing demo staff we’ve brought together,” said Spain. “They are the front line of the company and we consider them the best in the business.”
At CMON’s booth (#415), fans will get a chance to meet some of the creative professionals behind their favorite games and get games signed. CMON will also be providing free exclusive Gen Con 2018 postcards for signings.
“Some of our most popular designers and artists behind our biggest games, like Eric M. Lang, Phil Walker-Harding, Fel Barros, and Michael Shinall will be in the booth daily to meet fans,” explained Spain.
As well as meeting some of the big names in the business, Gen Con is about playing games! At the CMON booth, we’ll be showing off a number of new releases and providing sneak peeks of upcoming games.
We will be highlighting games like A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, Kick-Ass: The Board Game, Gizmos, Newton, Railroad Ink, and players will get a chance to try out Kickstarter titles like Zombicide: Invader and Starcardia Quest.
The hardest part of running the show is making sure that of all of the many things that could go wrong, none of it is seen by the public. Big conventions have a lot of moving parts, with a lot of potential problems along the way, so we’re lucky to have a strong team that pulls together to all do their part.
Gen Con is one of the most important dates on the gaming calendar. We look forward to the show every year, and it gives us a chance to reach out to our fans with the new games being released, plus being able to give them sneak peeks of games coming out in the next 12 months.