Ameron’s 2010 GenCon Schedule

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on July 5, 2010

GenCon 2010, the four best days in gaming, starts exactly one month from today on Thursday, August 5. This year both Wimwick and I are going to Indianapolis. It’s my third GenCon and his first.

Although we’ve both registered for as many events as we could, there were still a lot of question marks in our schedule. Some events, like the Wizards of the Coast seminars, do not have firm times and dates yet. Other events, like Dark Sun Arenas: Glory and Blood and the Convention Delve: Lair of the Dread Witch were not available for preregistration. So with that in mind, here’s what my schedule looks like so far.

Dungeons & Dragons

I’ll begin with the events that are confirmed. As anyone who reads this blog knows, we’re both hard-core 4e D&D guys and it should come as no surprised that all of our gaming events are D&D. We are registered and have tickets for these D&D events.

Thursday, August 5
8:00 a.m.
SPEC2-2 P1 – Tyranny’s Bleak Depths (level 11-14)
I’m playing a Warlord.

1:00 p.m.
D&D Open Championship: A Hole in the World (level epic)
The characters are pre-generated.

Friday, August 6
1:00 p.m.
SPEC2-2 P3 – Tyranny’s Perilous Bastion (level 17-20)
I’m playing a Paladin.

7:00 p.m.
D&D Classics: Curse of the Gray Hag (level heroic)
The characters are pre-generated.

Saturday, August 7
1:00 p.m.
SPEC2-2 P2 – Tyranny’s Bitter Frost (level 14-17)
I’m playing a Sorcerer.

7:00 p.m.
SPEC2-2 P3 – Tyranny’s Perilous Bastion (level 17-20)
I’m playing a Sorcerer.


We’re interested in playing Dark Sun Arenas: Glory and Blood and the Convention Delve: Lair of the Dread Witch, but as mentioned above, you can’t sign up for these events in advance. With this in mind we’ve intentionally left a few holes in the schedule. As time permits we’ll fill any gaps with these short games. If the Dark Sun event is as great as it sounds, we may end up playing it more than once (which seems to be encouraged).

We’re also planning to win the D&D Open Championship. Last year my team made it to the finals and I had to shrug off a couple of other events. Call it over-confidence, arrogance, or shrewd planning, but we’ve left some slots open to make room for the final game.


In addition to being a huge D&D nerd, I’m also a sucker for all things zombie. So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out the Zombie Q&A and Survival Seminar (SEM1011272) on Friday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.

Wizards of the Coast has finally announced the titles of their seminars, but they have yet to confirm the times and dates. I’m anticipating that the Dungeons & Dragons Preview Show will be held on Friday, August 6 at 12:00 p.m., as they’ve done the past few years. I’d like to check out these seminars as well, but it will all depend on when the fall during the four days.

  • Monster Building Workshop
  • Dark Sun Returns
  • D&D Encounters

Social Events

One of the great things about GenCon is meeting new people who share our passion for D&D and role-playing games. I invite any of our readers who might happen to have the same games in the same time-slots to join us for some D&D during GenCon. We’re also interested in meeting you, the readers. We invite any of our readers who are going to GenCon to join us for a beer while you’re in Indy. We’ll post more details about this “event” as GenCon gets a little bit closer.

I look forward to meeting many of our readers and my fellow bloggers next month in Indianapolis. For those not lucky enough to be going to GenCon don’t worry, we’ll be posting updates throughout the convention.

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1 Andrew July 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

The WotC seminars are on the GenCon events registration page. I signed up for the Monster Builder and Dark Sun Returns seminars as well.

2 Ameron July 5, 2010 at 11:17 am

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Here are the specifics for anyone interested in attending the Wizards of the Coast seminars.

Thursday, August 5
2:00 p.m.
Monster Building Workshop/Seminar

4:00 p.m.
Design & Development: Presented by D&D Insider

Friday, August 6
12:00 p.m.
D&D Encounters

Saturday, August 7
10:00 a.m.
Dungeons & Dragons Preview and Q&A Show

12:00 p.m.
Dark Sun Returns!

3 Dungeon Newbie July 6, 2010 at 5:47 am

hello, I’ve been a bit inactive lately… exams. I would like to know if i could join the zombies seminar. It rox!:D

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