Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, USA
The Grand Geneva Resort is a AAA 4 Diamond Resort located at 7036 Grand Geneva Way in Lake Geneva, WI. Watch for announcements on Room Reservation opening up in August. For best results use the hotels website to book your room for Gary Con.
Gary Con is an annual game convention celebrating the life and works of Gary Gygax, the Father of Role Playing Games. We do this by doing what he loved so much in life, playing Games! Join Gary’s children, friends and fellow game enthusiasts as we celebrate a life well-played.
The Convention Guide is here!!!
More Events can be found on the What's Happening page on the GCW: What's Happening at Gary Con XV - GaryCon
|Wednesday, March 23rd, 9 AM - 10 PM||Vendor move-in Forums, based on Expo finishing pipe and drape|
|Wednesday, March 23rd, 4 PM - 5 PM||Badge Pick Up for Special Guests, Diamond, and Platinum badges|
|Wednesday, March 23rd, 5 PM - 8 PM||Badge Pick Up|
|Thursday, March 24th, 7 AM - 9:30 AM||Vendor move-in Forums, continued|
|Thursday, March 24th, 8 AM - 5:30 PM||Convention HQ is open|
|Thursday, March 24th, 10 AM||Opening Ceremony in the FORUM Lobby|
|Thursday, March 24th, 10 AM - 5 PM||Exhibit Hall is open (9:30 AM for Diamond and Platinum)|
|Friday, March 25th, 8 AM - 5:30 PM||Convention HQ is open|
|Friday, March 25th, 10 AM - 5 PM||Exhibit Hall is open (9:30 AM for Diamond and Platinum)|
|Saturday, March 25th, 8 AM - 5:30 PM||Convention HQ is open|
|Saturday, March 25th, 10 AM - 5 PM||Exhibit Hall is open (9:30 AM for Diamond and Platinum)|
|Saturday, March 25th, 2 PM||Hawaiian Shirt Picture in the Lobby|
|Saturday, March 25th, 2:30 PM||E. Gary Gygax Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation in the FORUM Lobby|
|Saturday, March 25th, 3 PM to 6 PM||Charity Auction|
|Saturday, March 25th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM||Happy Hour (free soda and spotted cow to those possessing an Official Stadium Cup)|
|Sunday, March 26th, 8 AM - 1 PM||Convention HQ is open|
|Sunday, March 26th, 9 AM - 10 AM||Geek Preacher Service in Brissago Restaurant (tentative)|
|Sunday, March 26th, 10 AM - 2 PM||Exhibit Hall is open (9:30 AM for Diamond and Platinum) - last call to get merch from our amazing vendors|
You can find all the details you need about the convention on our Official Site
Two Ways to Attend Gary Con XIV
We are planning to return to the Grand Geneva Resort live and in person for GC XIV! This is the Gary Con most of us know and love, sharing the camaraderie of your gaming family as we shake dice, talk with our Special Guests, share food and drink and walk the Exhibit Halls together. Of course we are still in uncharted territory as we work our way through the Coronavirus pandemic. Gary Con WILL follow national, state, regional and local authorities directions on health and safety for large gathering as deemed appropriate by our management. This may impact how we operate features of the convention. We are offering four primary player badges this year, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Please click the link below to see the details of each badge.
We are keeping the virtual aspect of Gary Con going. So many people joined us from all over the world over the last two years we wanted to keep Gary Con global. You can purchase a badge and attend using our Discord server as our virtual convention hall. You can host games there or Zoom, Skype or any one of the many VTT's out there by communicating with your players directly via TTE.
There are currently two levels of badges for Ethereal attendees. The basic Ethereal Badge allows participation in all four days of Gary Con, and the Astral Badge that comes with early event registration and a digital swag bag from our generous sponsors. GMs are needed for both the physical and virtual conventions, so please submit your favorite scenarios and create new stories with us. Don't forget the great virtual GM Rewards too.
Games and Seminars
The video archive of GC
Come to play, ask questions, and hang out
We have a Page and a Group, but most of the chat is happening in the Group
Yes, we have a TikTok and there's actually interesting tiktoks