Indianapolis, IN – (August 28, 2014) – For the 47th Gen Con, ACD Distribution was in attendance, bringing over a dozen representatives to the event to meet with professionals in the industry and keep on top of current trends. According to Gen Con LLC senior marketing manager Jake Theis, this was the biggest Gen Con yet. "Since 2009, Gen Con has doubled in size, and it has grown by more than 10% per year for the past four years. In 2014 Gen Con's attendance base grew by more than 14%!"Theis took care to note the growth in the annual Trade Day as well. "Attendance at the Wednesday event grew by nearly 20% and included more seminars and workshops than ever before." Geared towards educators, librarians, and retailers, Trade Day was a great opportunity for professional development and networking, and ACD Distribution had experienced staff available to field questions from attendees.For the third year, ACD Distribution joined with Wizards of the Coast in sponsoring a retailer lounge. Just off the exhibit floor, the retailer lounge has become an oasis of sorts, with retailers able to enjoy food and drink, meet with other professionals, or just take a moment to relax away from the crowds. As always, Wizards of the Coast representative were on hand as well, ready to discuss Organized Play and more. Theis noted that the retailer lounge "was a bustling affair" and ACD Distribution Sales Manager Darrell Wyatt agreed. "The lounge was popular last year," said Wyatt, "and this year there were definitely even more people in attendance.""This was a really exciting show for ACD Distribution," said Director of Communications Adrian Sullivan. "Next year, Gen Con begins in July for the first time ever, and we're excited to be coming back to Indianapolis for another great opportunity to connect with our partners in game publishing and retail alike."In 2015, Gen Con returns to Indianapolis on July 30th through August 2nd.
Indianapolis, IN – (July 23, 2014) – Next month, Meeple Monthly: The Game Insider's Magazine is officially attending Gen Con, North America's largest tabletop gaming convention. Meeple Monthly will have thousands of copies of their newest magazine on-hand to give away for free, and premium copies of the magazine in a poly bag to give away to subscribers, new and old alike."This is the first time we've had a booth at Gen Con and the first time we've done an issue with a poly bag," said Meeple Monthly co-editor Jenna Piller. "We have over a dozen game publishers who have contributed to our poly bag. Subscribers are going to be thrilled with items from companies like Asmodee, Steve Jackson Games, and Paizo Publishing. But, while they last, we'll also be giving out copies of Meeple Monthly for free to anyone who comes to the booth."This issue features an interview with Gen Con owner Peter Adkison. In it, he talks about the history of Gen Con and why he expects this year to be the largest year for Gen Con yet. Articles by game designers are heavily featured in the magazine, including insights from the people behind Legendary Villains (Upper Deck Entertainment), Star Realms (White Wizard Games), and Imperial Settlers (Portal Games). In addition, Paizo Publishing gives the inside scoop on their newest release and their plans for Pathfinder in the face of a huge release from their biggest competitor."We work really hard to make the magazine truly excellent," said Meeple Monthly co-editor Adrian Sullivan, "and I’m so excited by the feedback we've gotten on the magazine. I think that once gamers read it, they’re going to want to have a copy every month."Meeple Monthly is available exclusively to retailers from ACD Distribution. You can find Meeple Monthly at booth #664 in the exhibit hall, between the Family Fun Pavilion and the Art Show.