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Gen Con 2018 is fast approaching taking place in Indianapolis from August 2nd-5th. For more than 50 years Gen Con has been among the largest gaming conferences in the world. The event will be packed with panels featuring industry experts, fierce gaming competitions, art shows, cosplay contests, and even a few weddings for those who want to join in and celebrate. It’s a powerful display of this creative and dedicated community.

We’re excited to announce BackerKit will be going all out this year offering creators and fans alike some great opportunities to connect, share stories, trade advice, and play some games. Here are some highlights you should factor into your schedule:

Visit Us at the First Exposure Playtest Hall

This year at Gen Con, BackerKit will be located in the First Exposure Playtest Hall. Please stop by if you’re interested in learning more about what we do or want to pick up some awesome BackerKit swag designed by Lay Waste Games’ Nick Nazzaro

Be sure to mark us on your map and come ask us about our Gen Con 2018 party!

Attend Our Crowdfunding Panel

We’ll be hosting a panel called “Engaging Your True Fans Between Projects” on Saturday at 5pm at Lucas Oil Meeting Room 10.

We’ll be discussing the best strategies for cultivating a community of fans for your game, identifying your most ardent supporters, & keeping them engaged and excited about your forthcoming projects.

Our lineup of experienced guests includes:

Isaac Childres – Cephalofair Games (Gloomhaven)
Tammie Webb Ryan – Monte Cook Games (Numenera, The Strange)
James Hudson – Druid City Games (The Grimm Forest, Sorcerer City)
Maya Coleman – Community Manager for Secret Hitler and Trogdor!! The Board Game
Mark Swanson – Odd Bird Games (Feudum)

Get your tickets today!

I always look forward to this time of year to celebrate my favorite game designers who make all those epic game nights possible. We’re looking forward to joining 60,000+ people who all feel the same way.

Stay tuned to the BackerKit blog and social channels for our Gen Con 2018 coverage. And stay up-to-date with detailed crowdfunding guides and creator interviews through our Community Newsletter.