Sunday, August 9, 2009

Food recommendations for GenCon

Some folks asked on forums, so I put together this list of food I recommend near the convention center in Indy.

As far as food goes, I have a couple recommendations:

* Buca de Beppo: A very nice Italian place a couple blocks from the center. Be warned that it's extremely popular so, expect a wait.

* The Circle Center Mall food court has a couple places I like. Currito is a burrito place that makes excellent burritos in a variety of flavors. And Maki of Japan has very good sushi for a mall food court!

* Ah-Barista, a nice little coffee & sandwich shop across from the convention center. We randomly picked it because it was close, and it was a pleasant surprise! I recommend the Portabella & Cheese Panini, especially for the vegetarians out there.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Official GenCon iPhone app is out!

Grab it from iTunes!

Free D&D stuff at GenCon

The most recent GenCon email newsletter detailed some of the goodies that Wizards will have available on the con floor.

First up, people who sign up for D&D Insider at the Wizards booth will receive a free D&D backpack. For those of you who really want to let your geek flag fly, I suppose!

They'll be pre-selling Adventurer's Vault 2 and the Dragon Magazine 2009 Annual, 100 copies per day, limit one per person.

Wizards is also heavily promoting their new free version of D&D Online, their Eberron-themed MMO. The game has changed to a free-to-play model, where you instead purchase special items and unlocks with real money, similar to many Japanese MMOs now. The GenCon promotion is that, when you buy any D&D product at the Wizards' booth, you get a free $5 DDO store gift card.

There's certainly going to be some nice incentives for the D&D fan at the con!

Friday, August 7, 2009

WotC Fansite Kit

Wizards has posted an official fansite kit. I haven't decide if I'll use any of it for this blog, but I'm going to look through the ZIP file.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

WotC Catalog 2010

A few weeks ago, I was at a local gaming store and noticed something curious: a Wizards of the Coast Spring/Summer catalog... for 2010! Someone had left it unattended on top of some books that were being prepped for the shelves, and none of the employees were around.

I pulled out my crappy cell phone and managed to snap a couple pics before I heard an employee coming around the corner. Only two of them turned out, and for some reason my phone won't transfer one, so I've just got the one shot of the Table of Contents:

From WotC Catalog 2010

As you can see, lots of planar-related stuff here.

GenCon is next week, and I'll be attending the Wizards' seminars. I'll post any news I get from there on this blog!