Tag Archives: Gencon


PNG Bro-Down Episode 38 – It’s Like An Oil Hurricane

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PNG Bro-Down Episode 38 – It’s Like an Oil Hurricane Cast: James & Dave We get back on that oh so special horse we call the PNG Bro-Down and deliver some of the highest quality free entertainment you never really … Continue reading

Gencon Event Registration Today!

Just a friendly reminder that Gencon 2010 event registration goes live at 12:00pm EST today.  That gives you a little under an hour to comb through a list that’s now over 6,600 event entries long!  Some of the crew from Pixels and Grids will be attending this year and we’re looking forward to quite a few events.  At the top of our list is TerrorWerks, a sci-fi Live Action Role Playing (LARP) played with airsoft guns.   So go ahead and trudge through the impressive Gencon events list and register for some games PNG’ers!


PNG Bro-Down Episode 37 – The Scorpion Vagina Monologues

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PNG Bro-Down Episode 37 – The Scorpion Vagina Monologues Cast:  James and Dave Special Guest:  Derek Guder, Gencon’s Event Programming Manager  Welcome to another episode of the PNG Bro-Down!  In this episode, we ask Derek Guder the tough questions about … Continue reading

Gencon 2010 – Save the Date

Dust off that Sailor Moon costume guys, its time to party!

When you really think about it, August 5th – 8th is really not that far away.  At least this is what flutters through the head of a regular Gencon attendee the moment they start their commute back home on the last day of the show.  We here at Pixels and Grids are no different.  In the words of PNG’s own David Reid, there simply isn’t enough time when you’re at the convention.  While the dates of the actual show have been available since before GC ‘09 opened it’s doors, registration for things such as your badge, housing block, and events had yet to be announced… until yesterday!  Ripped from the official forums (courtesy of forum moderator Marimacc) and with some confirmation from the Gencon Facebook fan page, the dates are as follows:

Badge Pre-Registration – Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 12:00 noon (Eastern).
Housing – Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 12:00 noon (Eastern).
Event Pre-Registration – Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 12:00 noon (Eastern).
Both Badge and Event Pre-Registration will end at 11:59 pm (Eastern) on June 19, 2010.
EXTENDED Badge and Event Registration will remain open online at full price beginning June 20, 2010. More information will be coming soon!

No dates for event submissions yet, but expect it soon.

EDIT:  Gencon posted the dates for 2010 event submission here.  It starts January 13th (this wednesday) and will go in three phases ending on March 12th.  Now get out there and submit some events so I can play in your games!

Summer vacation. Gencon edition

We didn't actually go to the showing, but you could imagine... right?Ah. The first thing most ten year olds do on the first day of english class. They write about what they did on their summer vacation.  Trips to SeaWorld, Disney Land, smelly old Aunt Agnes’s smelly old cats and other lame tales of things lame little kids do.  What did I do?  I drank a lot and bothered people in the gaming industry for a week.

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PNG Gencon Hands On – Magic The Gathering: Planechase

Magic the Gathering: PlanechaseDo you enjoy Magic?  Millions across the world do, and this September Wizards of the Coast is releasing their newest iteration of the popular card game called Magic the Gathering: Planechase. I was extremely fortunate over the weekend to get a sneak peak of their newest edition while at Gencon.  Before we get right into things, let me give you exactly what you want to know right here, right now.

Magic the Gathering: Planechase will launch on September 4th 2009, and each deck will retail for $19.99.  Here is what you’ll get inside the box…

  • 10 all-new Plane cards
  • Ready-to-play 60-card deck
  • Six-sided planar die
  • Planechase strategy insert with multiplayer rules

Check out my impressions and more details after the jump…

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PNG Bro-down, The Gencon Chronicles Ep1 – An Evening With Derek Guder

PNG Bro-down, The Gencon Chronicles Ep1 – An Evening With Derek Guder Welcome to the first of three very special episodes of the PNG Bro-down recorded live at Gencon ’09.  On this episode we have Gencon’s very own Event Programming … Continue reading

This is Game Town!

 Pixels and Grids, it's like a nuclear bomb.

 Indianapolis… the city of lights, bars, and games.  Its official!  Gencon 2009 is here and so is (some of) the PNG crew.  We got here later than expected today due to some unforeseen issues this morning, but after a long car ride, a lot of SYC, and some refilling of transmission fluid, we arrived precisely when we meant to.  That’s right, just like a Wizard.

Keep an eye on the site.  When we are able to find free internet (we don’t feel like paying for it) we will be sure to keep you as updated as possible.  We want you to feel like you are here with us, except minus the irreversible damage to your liver.

Gencon: Best 4 Days in Gaming Part 3 – When You Don’t Want to Game

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Depending on when you’ll be making your trek to Gencon, it’s now roughly 8 days away.  You’ve got your hotel reservations, your badge and tickets are paid for, and you have your gaming schedule plotted out.  There’s a problem though – you have noticed large gaps in your 4 days that do not consist of rolling dice, tapping mana, or picking up a gamepad.  What does Gencon have to offer you in those desperate hours?  It may sound blasphemous as your read these words, but what if you need a break from all of that gaming?
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Gencon: Best 4 Days in Gaming Part 2 – Gencon’s Got Game

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Welcome to part 2 of PNG’s look into what makes Gencon the best 4 days in gaming.  Last week’s article offered a small glimpse into the majestic splendor of the Dealer Hall, a place where games and other geeky sundries sprawl out waiting to be bought and played.  This week, we get to the meat and gnaw it down to the structural bones of what Gencon is really about for the majority of attendees.  This week, we talk about the almost unlimited amount of gaming that can be done from the moment you arrive in Indianapolis until it comes to that time when your friends have to drag you through the streets, bound, gagged, and weeping to the car for your trip home.
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