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.
Middleton, WI – (May 26, 2014) – ACD Distribution's annual event, ACD Games Day, was a record size this year, with over 600 people in attendance at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. One of the largest jumps in attendance came from retail stores, which increased to 12% to 450 people representing 247 organizations. ACD Games Day has been called 'the best trade show in the industry' by numerous gaming professionals. As in previous years, ACD Games Day offered several seminar tracks, an exhibit hall full of game publishers, a demo night, and more, as well as providing meals to the busy attendees. This year, Jeffrey Neil Bellinger, creator of Killer Bunnies, was a guest of honor, signing copies of games for fans. In addition, hundreds of players had the opportunity to get a preview of the prototype of Escape Zombie City from Queen Games, with one participant from each table winning a prototype copy. Finally, attendees were able to visit ACD Distribution's brand new headquarters and warehouse in Middleton."Each year, we always do our best to make sure each event was better than the last," said ACD President Bob Maher. "As we keep growing, this gets to be a bigger challenge, but the reaction from everyone attending has been great. I'm incredibly proud of our event, and we're already planning for 2015."ACD Games Day 2015 is on May 6th-8th, 2015. To see pictures from ACD Games Day 2014, visit ACD's Facebook page.