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Best Of Gen Con 2018

As with movies, the best marketing can’t turn a dud into a treasure.

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The 10 Greatest Things I Saw At My First Gen Con

“It’s like learning what ice cream sundaes are, and then being told to go make yourself one using three million toppings.”

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How To Win At Gen Con

Move ahead one space to learn what you’ve been missing, regardless of your gaming experience.

Christopher Newgent
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A Changing Of The Guard: Gen Con Turns 50

“I’ve never seen this many people in one place.” My nephew, Chad, stood overlooking the grand hall of the Indianapolis Convention Center. An 11-year-old gamer and self-proclaimed nerd, this was his first Gen Con. His eyes gaped as he watched the sold-out crowd of 61,000 swarm below, pointing out people costumed as his favorite characters. […]

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Gen Con: Worlds Collide

Gen Con will be held at the Indiana Convention Center August 4 to 7. This instruction manual to the multiverse of cosplay—dressing up as fictional characters—will help you tell an orc from a drow when they descend on downtown this month.

Mark Walberg
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Q&A with Antiques Roadshow host Mark Walberg

“I turned back to the guy and said, in a happy, triumphant voice, ‘It’s a fake!’ I was right, but he wasn’t too happy with me.”

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The Hoosierist: The Third Degree

In theory, pretty much anyone can do the weather. And back in Old Timey Times, pretty much anyone—including David Letterman—did.

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Pros And Cons: Wizard World Lands in Indy

And shows like this will keep coming, drawn not by magic but by the siren song of cash.

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The Hoosierist: No Reason To Cheer

Question: How much do Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders get paid?

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Mix-Up at Indy's Beer, Wine, and Spirits Trade Show

Some of the top bartenders in Indianapolis reached for their shakers to duel in a mixology competition on the final night of the 2014 Beer, Wine, and Spirits Trade Show.

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Pokemon Nationals Come to Indy

In the early 2000s, I was a Pokemon addict. I carried my beloved cards in a Lisa Frank binder and built a shrine to Pikachu, the game’s most iconic character, on top of my dresser. I wasn’t alone—the country was so addicted to Pokemon that TIME had featured the characters on its cover in 1999. But as I grew up, Pokemania faded. I thought my childhood obsession was something children no longer cared about.