Gen Con: August 14-17, 2014

Featuring game industry veterans, award-winning authors and artists, jaw-dropping costumes, thousands of events, a growing Family Fun Pavilion, and the newest games on the market, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming! This year, Gen Con takes place August 14-17 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit the official Gen Con site for more information.

Tyranny of Dragons Launch Party

Terror has descended on the Sword Coast and brave adventurers are urgently needed to help ward off the danger. Experience Tyranny of Dragons-themed activities throughout the day and later join D&D designers, storytellers, and other special guests for the official Tyranny of Dragons launch party. Take a short rest and enjoy the music, merriment, and a few menacing surprises. You never know who might crash a party celebrating dragons.

When: Friday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Scheduled Activities); Friday 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Launch Party)

D&D Celebration Ceremony

Join the members of the D&D team for an event to honor players and Dungeon Masters!

When: Saturday, August 16th from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

D&D Play

D&D Next All-Access Pass

This is your pass to play every official Dungeons & Dragons game at Gen Con! You’ll have the same DM for Secrets of Sokol Keep, Shadow on the Moonsea, Defiance in Phlan, and Corruption in Kryptgarden.

Secrets of Sokol Keep

Sokol Keep’s beacon has gone dark, and the garrison has disappeared. In Phlan, rumors circulate that something ancient was discovered in the grounds beneath the keep. Adventure awaits!

Run Time: 4 hours

Shadow on the Moonsea

The wild Moonsea faces a new scourge prowling the waters: A ghost ship has been striking coastal villages, leaving its victims whispering about the “eye of the dracolich.” Learn the truth behind this threat!

Run Time: 4 hours

Defiance in Phlan

The Cult of the Dragon has come to Phlan, a refuge town on the Moonsea. Participate in any one of five different missions aimed at stopping the cult from securing a foothold in the city.

Run Time: 1 hour

Corruption in Kryptgarden

The Cult of the Dragon has established a stronghold deep in Kryptgarden Forest, and the factions want to know their dark purpose. Join hundreds of others in this interactive play experience!

Run-Time: 3 hours; 6–9 PM on Saturday, August 16th


Dungeons & Dragons the New Edition: Ready, Set, Play!

Join the D&D team in a series of sessions to discuss features of the upcoming new edition, answer questions, and walk through character creation. Each session has a short presentation and a workshop.

Run-Time: 2 hours; Thursday, Saturday 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM, 3–5 PM; Friday, Sunday 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM

Storytelling in the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons and Beyond

Join Mike Mearls, Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, and guests in a discussion about what makes great stories and awesome adventures. Learn about the origin of the Tyranny of Dragons story and get a hint of what’s in planned for future D&D stories.

Thursday: Mike Mearls, Jim Zub, R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Erin M. Evans
Friday: Mike Mearls, R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Troy Denning, Wolfgang Baur

Run-Time: 2 Hours; Thursday 5–7 PM, Friday 4–6 PM

Evening with R.A. Salvatore

Sit down and chat with New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore to discuss Drizzt, the Forgotten Realms, past work, and dragons.

Run-Time: Saturday 6pm to 8pm

Author Signings


Ed Greenwood & R.A. Salvatore: 11am to 12pm

R.A. Salvatore: 2pm to 3pm

Jim Zub: 3pm to 4pm


Ed Greenwood & Troy Denning: 11am to 12pm

Ed Greenwood & R.A. Salvatore: 2:30pm to 3:30pm


Ed Greenwood: 11am to 12pm

R.A. Salvatore & Erin M. Evans: 1pm to 2pm

Jim Zub: 2pm to 3pm

R.A. Salvatore & Troy Denning: 4pm to 5pm

D&D Adventurers League

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