Tour Status:
PRE-REGISTRATION OPEN
Destination(s):
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Departure Date:
July 29, 2020 (Wednesday)
Return Date:
August 3, 2020 (Monday)
Tour Length:
6 Days
Departs From:
Anywhere
Tour Limit:
15 Participants
Price:
Main Tour: $2,699.00 USD

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Special Notice:

The pricing is on the bottom of the is page but if you want to take a look at what we have planned for you scroll down and be sure you join us for “The Best Four Days of Gaming”! ™

About the Tour

Fun at Gen ConWant to jump into some serious (or maybe not so serious) gaming of almost every description? Or maybe do some shopping or see what’s new in the gaming world? Are you interested in finding out about all the upcoming releases for the next year? Perhaps you would like to mingle with celebrities from the gaming world and see what they are working on. Maybe you want to pit your gaming skills against the best in the world or perhaps try out a few games that you have always wondered about. Gen Con is the best place in the world to do all these things and more.

Geek Nation Tours always makes sure there is plenty to do prior and during Gen Con, and 2020 will be no exception as we will continue to offer exclusive gaming opportunities.  Each year our tour participants get to game with the people that design, develop and produce the games they love.  In the past our tour participants have demanded “More Gaming” and this year we will supply just that! This year’s theme will be Horror games!So stop screaming and get rolling dice – if you are a fan of all things horror this is the tour for you.

Kiingmakers Board Game Parlour logoThis year we are trying something new… We will be partnering up with Kingmakers Board Game Café to create a Geek Nation Tours Headquarters for the entirety of the trip. Geek Nation Tours has decided to focus deeply on why we go to Gen Con – to game! Therefore, each and every night we will have created dedicated gaming space, but also decided to bring the meals to us.   In this way there is no wasting valuable dice rolling or card flipping time at restaurants.  2020 will see us have buffet dinners for most nights (GNT couldn’t help but revisit our traditional stop to the Fogo de Chao for our Farewell Dinner) for better ease of getting back to the hard work of gaming! Further, we get to take advantage of Kingmakers ample board game library to choose our nightly games from…

We are currently still working on our guest list, but have been in contact with Mantic Games and  Osprey Games … As we think something Cthulhu is in order, we hope to also partner up with the crew at Chaosium Inc. to bring you another elite gaming experience… After a dinner, right at the Geek Nation Tours HQ, we hope to have Mike Mason and the crew at Chaosium help us delve into a special event that will see you immersed into a world of darkness that pits all against horrors innumerable… Will you be able to turn the tide against the insane horrors of Cthulhu as they manifest themselves upon this earth …  or become one of the insane yourself?

Anvil Games logoThat said, Anvil 8 Games has already confirmed their participation and will be bringing their Aetherium RPG for us to adventure in. For those that want more boardgaming action though, the Anvil 8 Games crew will bring along all their versions of  Front Line No Komrades, including Oxna Bears All, and their new supplement Kameradenschweine!

Are you a Gen Con newbie or a veteran?  Both will appreciate Geek Nation Tours ability to make the registration process easierfor all. While your 4-day Gen Con badge is included in the tour package, you will still have to register for events. To that end, we will be arranging a pre-registration conference call via Skype to help expedite the registration process and to help everyone choose the events they want. Are you slightly overwhelmed by the registration procedure? Not sure what to register for when the cart opens? Worried that you might be missing the very best in seminars or gaming opportunities? Let Geek Nation Tours ease your mind. Even before we arrive in Indianapolis, Geek Nation Tours will endeavor to make the Gen Con experience exceptional…

Further, we are proud to announce that we will be again handing out our Gen Con badges and event tickets!That’s right, no ticket pickup lines and no delivery costs for any items that are pre-registered for prior to June 10th! We will deliver them right into your eager hands. Our welcome dinners are always informative and loads of fun. They are great for newbies and veterans alike, and you are sure to leave with a smile on your face, a full belly and all the information necessary to get the most out of your Gen Con experience.  Plus, we will get right to gaming even on the first night…

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Indianapolis (Jul 29, 2020)

Tour members will be arriving throughout the day and everyone will have transportation arranged to take them directly to the hotel. A Geek Nation Tours representative will be waiting to greet you when you arrive. We will have a leisurely, relaxing free day to explore the area. Depending on your arrival time and your interests this can include taking in a couple of Indianapolis’ museums, which are just a short walk from the hotel (or of course gaming with those that have already arrived).

“No museums for me! On to Gaming!!!” you say?  If you are itching to get to gaming then GNT provides. Drop your bags at the hotel and head on off to the Kingmaker Café! Here you will be joined by other GNT tour participants as they arrive and then when everyone is there we will dine (followed by yet more gaming of course)!!!

Arriving at Gen ConGNT also will provide transfers to our HQ so no need to add the quest to find the Kingmaker… We will have that all covered too…

We will be staying at the beautiful Le Meridien just two short blocks from the convention itself.

Overnight Location: Indianapolis

Day 2 - Indianapolis (Jul 30, 2020)

As we will already have our badges, we will be able to jump right into the Gen Con 2020 goodness! At this point you will be ready for the spectacle that is Gen Con. If you have any questions at all, our Geek Nation representative will be there at the convention with you. As a matter of fact, he will even walk to the convention with you to ensure your Gen Con experience proceeds without a hitch. We will be starting off our Gen Con early as we head off to the opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. just outside the exhibit hall. Doors open at 10:00 am so be sure to bring a game!

Chaosium Inc. logoGeek Nation Tours takes pride in getting people of like minds together to experience the finest in geeky events and our Gen Con tour will be no exception. We will meet each night to regale each other with our experiences, the games we played or saw, and to share other Gen Con “war stories”. Past Geek Nation participants agree that our nightly gatherings are a wonderful part of the convention experience – a time where you can get to know other geeks and maybe hear a great suggestion or two on what to do the following day. Not only that, you’ll be surrounded by a large and welcoming gaming community so you’ll have an opportunity to meet new friends and the time to discuss all those geeky things that you love. You can join us every night or you can do your own thing, it’s entirely up to you. Geek Nation Tours wants you to have the most freedom possible to “Geek Out”, so our meetings will be completely optional – you can come and go as you please. For those that can’t make the meals (because of a full gaming schedule) feel free to come later – and bring your dice – because we will have open gaming every night.

For those that do join us however, Thursday night will see us at our HQ playing all things Cthulhu. Perhaps we will investigate a mysterious light tower that seems to have it’s beacon shut off in a Call of Cthulhu RPG... Or maybe something lighter is in order as we will bring along Smirk & Dagger’s Tower of Maddness as it goes with the tour theme and is perfectly zany for a night of relaxed horror…

Overnight Location: Indianapolis

Day 3 - Indianapolis (Jul 31, 2020) / Special Note (July 30-Aug. 1)

Mantic logo Osprey Games logoYou now have three days to completely geek out! You are free to experience Gen Con 2019 as you want, though there will always be a Geek Nation Tours representative on hand to deal with any questions or concerns you may have. Join a role playing game, demo a new boardgame, or get your picture taken with a cosplayer. Your schedule should be all set at this time, but you can always choose to head off to Gen Con’s boardgame area to grab a game with some new friends. Lost your GNT companion? Don’t worry – you can always find his exact location just b
y texting him.

Prior to registration, Geek Nation Tours will ask tour participants if they are interested in doing some gaming as a group. Many will be busy doing their own thing, but if you are interested be sure to sign up for any or all of these events. Some of the classics we did as a group in year’s past were D6 Gen’s “Play by Mob” event, and the famous “True Dungeon” – but even X-Wing had a huge following…

But those are the days…what about the nights, you ask?  Well each night you will be treated to dinner on Geek Nation Tours and have awesome exclusive gaming experiences.  Join Geek Nation Tours for four nights of social gaming, demos and prizes.  Bring your own game or play one of the games we feature that night, as we will have a multitude of tables and free gaming space open for all! We will even have several gaming companies on the ropes for a short Q&A prior to hanging out and rolling some dice with us well into the evening.

Overnight Location: Indianapolis

Day 3 - Indianapolis (Jul 31, 2020)

Tonight we will again head off to our Kingmaker cafe HQ for another awesome buffet dinner and gaming. We will broaden our gaming focus tonight and hopefully include games from GNT's partners Osprey Games... We hope to confirm shortly that they will be with us to talk about their awesome books, their incredible and rapidly growing list of new and exciting games, and last but not least, their recent foray into roleplaying via Paleomythic and Romance of the Perilous Land... 

Either way we will be offering up some roleplaying tonight as Anvil 8 Games will be packing their own brand of cyberpunk RPG called Aetherium. An extension of Anvil 8’s miniatures skirmish wargame, characters enter the digital mindscape as anarchists, corporate agents, activists, hackers or spies. Struggle to maintain the impossibly complex machinery as your mind soars through the infinite worlds of cyberspace. Brian Niro and his crew will allow you to escape meatspace, Gen Con and your fellow gamers. For those that want more boardgaming action though, the Anvil 8 Games crew will bring along all their versions of  Front Line No Komrades, including Oxna Bears All, and their new supplement Kameradenschweine!

Overnight Location: Indianapolis

Day 4 - Indianapolis (Aug 1, 2020)

HellboyToday we will end the day with some horror gaming goodness by experiencing Mantic Games recently released Hellboy the Board Game.

HellboyInspired by the legendary tales of horror, myth and folklore this cooperative gaming experience will see you become a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), ready to investigate occult threats. You will become one of the iconic members and choose from Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Johann Kraus or Hellboy himself to explore gothic locations, hunt down clues, discover artefacts, fight horrific creatures and maybe even deny hell on Earth…

Overnight Location: Indianapolis

Day 5 - Indianapolis (Aug 2, 2020)

Tonight we will be getting together for our Farewell Dinner at one of our best loved restaurants for Brazilian Barbeque – Fogo de Chao! Eat until your belly is full and take in their beautifully cooked meats or sample their spectacular salad bar. Whatever you eat, make sure it doesn’t make you too sleepy as we will return to the hotel to roll dice there…

After dinner we will take the time to bring a favorite boardgame (or perhaps a recent purchase) and teach our fellow gamers something you love. Whether you hop into boardgaming or just hang out watching – Sunday night is always an awesome night to relax with some less competitive gaming back at our hotel. As a matter of fact, many many laughs are always heard from our tour members this evening. We cannot stress enough how fun this last night is.

Overnight Location: Indianapolis

Day 6 - Indianapolis (Aug 3, 2020)

Today we will transfer to the airport and head home. The photos, memories and friends you made, even before hitting the convention, are yours to keep forever!

Tour Notes

Thinking about coming in early? Geek Nation Tours can help you with all your travel plans. Whether you want to visit another part of the United States prior to your arrival in Indy or if you just want to relax a bit afterwards. Let us know your travel needs and we can make sure you get the experience you are looking for.

Already have your convention pass or hotel but want to hop aboard?  No problem!  Geek Nation Tours can remove those costs from the tour package for you.

Geek Nation Tours also takes care of the non-geek spouse with its Parallel Universes department.  There is a lot to do in Indianapolis for non-geek spouses or those that want a break from the rarefied confines of Gen Con. So, if 4 full days of gaming is not your thing, our Geek Nation representative will be available to help coordinate excursions around the Indianapolis area. Whether it is finding a mall, visiting a museum or taking in a sporting event, we are sure we can find something for all those non-geek spouses (or gamers just looking for a break).

Attendance of special guests and celebrities is subject to change due to scheduling conflicts and professional obligations.

What's Included

Pre-Registration Conference Calls, All hotel nights and taxes (we will be staying at the Le Meridien Indianapolis), transfers to and from the airport, Gen Con 4-day badges, all dinners including the exclusive Welcome Dinner and the GNT farewell dinner, Gen Con 2020 weekend pass and no line event ticket pick up, Exclusive Gaming Experiences, and Commemorative (and stylish) GNT Gen Con shirt.

Tour Price

Main Tour:
$2,699.00 USD + $555.66 Taxes & Fees
Single-Occupancy Upgrade: $750.00 USD + $120.00 Taxes & Fees
Deposit:
$500.00 USD
Final Payment Due:
May 10, 2020
Note:

Don’t have a friend to get the double occupancy rate? That is what Geek Nation Tours does! Book as a double occupancy and we will match you up a roommate… This way you get the best of both worlds – someone to BS about the Con with – and more cash to spend!

Non-Geek Spouse Argument

Non-Geek Spousal Argument: “But there is tons to do in Indy for the whole family. Geek Nation Tours even has great non-geek spouse activities too!”

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