I was at the Brisbane Supanova last weekend and stopped by the Gen Con Oz stand for a chat. It seems that they’re having some technical problems with the servers so they’ve not called for events yet. However, that’s no real excuse for us to plan some indie games on demand. You can probably see the link at the top of this page to Gen Con Oz 2010. That’s the primary information point for several indie games events that I’ll register for this year’s convention.
The last two years have seen plenty of interest from players. Some of them book whole days just to play indie games. We’ve also had esteemed guests float around our gaming tables (can you say Robin D. Laws?). And there is some increased interest from Australian game retailers in coordinating the games they sell with the games that we’ll run at Gen Con.
And now is the time for you to get involved. Do you have a few independently-published RPGs that you know and love? Then step up and run them at Gen Con. Share your enthusiasm with people who’ve never played them before. And from what I hear, the game of the year will probably be the Dresden Files RPG. You can bet that people will line up to get into those games. Make it memorable for someone, and run it at Gen Con.
All you need to do is leave a message in the comments here, or send an email to me at andrew.mg.smith –at– gmail.com and I’ll get in touch with you for details.