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Since its inception, D&D has been about groups of gamers traveling to conventions to spend a weekend together and this year will be no different. It’s a huge part of the roleplaying game culture. There are hundreds of events across the world drawing hundreds of thousands (if not millions!) of participants and that number is poised to grow even more in the years to come.
In 2016, D&D will be officially supporting conventions around the country that we don’t normally attend. We’ve got some great stories lined up this year and this gives us a great chance to play through those adventures with you and for you to ask us anything you’d like in person, instead of just on Twitter or Reddit. We’ll be attending seminars and panels as well as just hanging out to talk to fans. So, there will be tons of opportunities this year to hear directly from the people who make Dungeons & Dragons. We’re letting you know our plans now so you can start to make your own travel plans accordingly.
Each of these conventions will have a special event and/or adventure that’s exclusive to it, so if you’re interested in unique D&D Adventurers League play, these cons are where you can find it. Here’s a list of the conventions we’ll be attending and a basic idea of what you can expect at each one:
Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Chris Lindsay and I will be heading to Fort Wayne to speak about the D&D Adventurers League and to answer all your questions about the Dungeon Masters Guild. We’ll have the world premiere of the season 4 adventures, giving you the first chance to brave their dangers and win their loot. Both Chris and I are also designing unique AL scenarios with magic items and loot you can’t earn anywhere else. Find out more about Winter Fantasy.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI
We’re heading to where it all began! Chris Lindsay, Chris Perkins, Trevor Kidd and I are super excited to attend our first Gary Con in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. What began as a game day to celebrate the life of Gary Gygax has expanded into an amazing experience for any D&D fan, old and new. We’ll have a room dedicated to Adventurers League play, Gary Con exclusive adventures prepared just for the show, the D&D Trivia Challenge, and more. Gary Con is your chance to sling dice and rub elbows with D&D creators from across the game’s history.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Chris Perkins, Trevor Kidd and Greg Tito will be in attendance at PAX East this year. Chris will be on hand to serve as Dungeon Master for another Acquisitions Inc. event with Mike, Jerry, Pat and Scott. Tons of Dungeons & Dragons will be playable in the open gaming spaces of PAX scheduled through the D&D Adventurers League.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St
In June, we head back to Columbus for Origins. Origins will be the D&D tabletop gaming event of the year, host to an exclusive Adventurers League preview for season 5, a sneak peek at things to come in 2016, and exclusive access to the D&D Open, the single biggest D&D RPG event of the year. That’s right, the D&D Open is back, and this time we’re challenging you to risk the lives and limbs of your favorite Adventurers League characters in an epic foray into Undermountain, the grandest dungeon of them all! The risks are great, but the rewards are even greater. If that’s not enough, we’ll have D&D board game tournaments, exclusive DMs Guild panels, awesome swag, and even more surprises.
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Pl
PAX West will once again feature Acquisitions Inc. and D&D Adventurers League will be in full force. Because PAX West is close to the home office, it will boast the largest concentration of D&D staffers in attendance. We’ll be having panels and other events but we can’t spill the beans on all the details just yet. Stay tuned for more information!
Where’s Gen Con?
Gen Con is not on this list because we are changing things up to support more conventions and locations. Even though the Dungeons & Dragons team won’t be there we know our friends at Baldman Games will be hosting plenty of D&D adventures. It’s safe to say there will be ample opportunity to play Dungeons & Dragons during Gen Con. We’re excited to head to some new conventions this year and meet folks who don’t have the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis.
We look forward to seeing you in 2016!