Gary Con is the annual game convention celebrating the life and works of E. Gary Gygax. From Gary Con: "We do this by doing what he loved so much in life, playing Games! Join Gary’s children, friends and fellow game enthusiasts as we celebrate a life well-played."

Event Details:

Dates: March 7-10, 2019

Location:
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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Special Guests Attending Include:

Chris Lindsay

Chris Lindsay began his love affair with Dungeons & Dragons as a wee lad in the early ‘80s. In 2010 Chris joined the D&D brand team and is currently the product manager for Dungeons & Dragons as well as the head of the D&D Adventurers League and the architect for the Dungeon Masters Guild, and Guild Adept program. Chris has been known to hop in front of a camera now and again, originally for ExtraLife charity events, and more currently on Maze Arcana’s Peanut Gallery, and as a Dungeon Master during the Stream of Annihilation. Chris can also be seen handing out DM advice on Geek & Sundry’s Epic Homebrews episode of GM Tips with Satine Phoenix.

Shelly Mazzanoble

Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook.

Mike Mearls

Mike Mearls works as the Creative Director on the D&D team. He led the development of the fifth edition rules and oversees the development of new campaigns, worlds, and rules for the game. Other RPGs he has worked on include Feng Shui, Unknown Armies, Vampire, and Warhammer FRP. He’s been a D&D player since the early 1980s. His other interests include the fiction of Clark Ashton Smith and Fritz Leiber, the films of Quentin Tarantino, and video games such as Destiny and Halo.

Satine Phoenix

Satine Phoenix is an illustrator, comic book creator and author who spent the last 8 years encouraging the Los Angeles Dungeons & Dragons Community. She began by coordinating weekly D&D games at Meltdown Comics and building meetup.com/LATabletopGamers. She founded CelebrityChariD20.com with Keith Baker for Reach out and Read in 2010. Satine co-created Maze Arcana in 2016 with Ruty Rutenberg as a way to connect with fellow gamers across the world. As Guild Adepts, they create tabletop content & travel the world from game stores to conventions teaching others how to take their games to the next level. You can read about her Gaming Escapades over the years on io9.com, Wired magazine, Maxim and Time Magazine.

In 2017 Satine continued Geek & Sundry's GM Tips, previously hosted by Matthew Mercer. In her new format, she showed their audience the value of learning from one another's experiences by interviewing Game Masters from all walks of life. Other shows she's been on recently are Geek & Sundry's Table Top (hosted by Wil Wheaton) & Projectalpha.com's Sagas of Sundry: Dread (game mastered by Ivan Van Norman).

Greg Tito

Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back.


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