Episode 60: GenCon 2008
60: GenCon 2008
Release Date: August 18, 2008
Running Time: 84 min.
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Spiel on! The greatest four days in gaming... right in our back yard. In addition to interviews and reports from the Spiel-a-thon, we invite three other Spielers to a round table discussion about the convention.
Game Companies Interviewed: Ape Games, Asmodee Editions, Devir, Dwarven Sweatshop, Geek Chic, Gryphon Forge, Z-Man Games & THE Settler of Catan.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
GenCon 2008 Interviews
Ape Games | Link
Asmodee Editions | Link
Devir | Link
Dwarven Sweatshop | Link
Custom hand crafted dice trays in over 20,000 configurations!
Geek Chic | Link
Get rid of the plywood and sawhorses and bring your hobby out of the basement. The gigantic Sultan Game Table is a work of art and a practical playing surface for almost any type of game.
Gryphon Forge | Link
The first title from Gryphon is Wizard's Gambit, a card game pitting players against each other in a contest to complete spells.
THE Settler of Catan | Link
We visit with the most famous resident of Germany's hexagonal island empire.
Z-Man Games | Link
We talk to the Z-Man himself, Zev Shlasinger, about upcoming titles including Wasabi, Agricola, Tales of Arabian Nights, Ubongo Extreme and Ubongo Duel.
The event was a resounding success. Several hundred people attended and (we hope) had a great time. We gave away nearly 80 game prizes and raised over $700 for The Spiel Foundation! Special thanks to Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande Games for hosting the Spiel-a-thon and to our prize sponsors: North Star Games, Z-Man Games, Gateplay.com, Paizo Publishing, Simply Fun, Playroom Entertainment, Out of the Box, GMT Games, Q-Worskshops Dice, and The Game Preserve. Here is a link to pictures from John Richard
Special thanks to Darren Hron, Brian Looker, and Mark Taylor for participating in the round-table discussion.
And congratulations to Darren and Hannah on their engagement! It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of the moment.