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We're going to be in the exhibiiton ahll this year! So if your planning on attending come look us up. We'll be seeling wings and cloaks. We will also be taking orders for costume custom costumes.

Some of our wing designs under here!.Collapse )
We are booth #2447 over by the cheese weasel prize booth. Speaking of which... when you come by our booth to participate in cheese weasel you'll be entered to win and awesome cloak.
when you come by our booth to participate in cheese weasel you'll be entered to win this awesome cloak.Collapse )

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Different Drummer Belly Dancers @ Gen Con 2010

Hello friends! Yup, I'm packing up and heading off with my beloved troupe, Different Drummer Belly Dancers,  to Gen Con Indy - The Best Four Days in Gaming! Check out our schedule and link to our Twitter feed from our schedule page - http://www.ddbd.org/gencon/schedule.html. You can also read below.

Different Drummer Belly Dancers Schedule for Gen Con Indy 2010


Want to keep up to date with Different Drummer Belly Dancers at Gen Con? Follow us on our Twitter account: http://twitter.com/ddbd. We have some specials planned this year. ;)


Somewhere in the Convention Center we will create a stage and dance! Our Roving Performances will happen somewhere near the Exhibit Hall/Registration area in the Convention Center. We will dance from 15-30 minutes depending on our set. Come find us and enjoy!

Roving Performances

Thursday, August 5 - 1 pm & 6 pm
Friday, August 6 - 1 pm & 6 pm
Sunday, August 8 - 10:30 am

Pre-Costume Contest Show! - Saturday, August 7, 3:45 pm

This is our big show, the one we are famous for at Gen Con. Come see us salute a new selection of fandom music. Make sure to get to the Costume Contest early in order to get a seat.

Saturday Night Special! 7:30 pm

We have a special performance planned for 7:30 pm Saturday night! What is it? Well you'll just have to ask us at our booth! Better yet, check Twitter - http://twitter.com/ddbd.



The class Belly Dance Is For Every Body! introduces participants to the ancient art of belly dance. Young, old, male, female, all shapes, sizes, and colors are welcome to come and dance. Remember: If you have a belly, you can belly dance. :)

Below is our class schedule. Note that the rooms may change so be sure to check your Gen Con schedule.

Thursday, August 5th:

Belly Dance Is For Every Body! - 11 am.-Noon - Westin Grand Ballroom I
Belly Dance Is For Every Body! - 3-4 pm. - Westin Grand Ballroom V

Friday, August 6th:

Belly Dance Is For Every Body! - 11 am.-Noon - Westin Grand Ballroom I
Belly Dance Is For Every Body! - 3-4 pm. - Westin Foyer

Sunday, August 8th:

Advanced Belly Dance - 1-2 pm. - Westin Grand Ballroom I
Note: If you've had a class with us, or another teacher before, then join us for some fun choreography!



Open Entire Con inside the Exhibitor Hall!

Come visit us at our booth for beautiful merchandise for dancing and costuming. There will also, of course, be dancing!

$5 Off Friday! Stop by the booth for details! 

Online Shopping:

Once Gen Con is over *sob* you can always find what you need in our online stores! Check out DDBD - Shop and T-Kitty Belly Dance!


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Domestic Hippie creations officially has its booth in the exhibition hall. Wings and cloaks will be the primary stock but I will also be making some "wench" blouses in a better variety of sizes than I typically see at cons. I'm also going to be making some dice bags other small items. I will also be available to take measurements in person for those who are considering commissions.

I don't completely know how I will costume myself since I will be 6 months pregnant by then.:)

Some of what I wore during Gencon last yearCollapse )
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Skeptical Gamers and Gen Con

The Skeptical Gamers and The Lafayette Skeptics will be raising funds for the Indiana Immunization Coalition at Gen Con Indy 2010.

The Skeptical Gamers will have a booth in the Family Fun Pavilion. Some members will perform amateur magic tricks and feats of mentalism in exchange for donations. All proceeds from the booth will go to the Indiana Immunization Coalition.

Said Don Riefler, lead organizer, "Indiana's childhood immunization rate is as low as 70% in some parts of the state, due mostly to poor public health education. With the funds we raise, the Indiana Immunization Coalition will spearhead a new educational initiative to help correct this deficit and stop the resurgence of preventable childhood diseases like measles and mumps, as we have seen in the UK and the Bronx."

Volunteers at the booth will also hand out educational pamphlets and try to raise awareness about immunization.

In additional to fund-raising, The Skeptical Gamers will also have presentations throughout Gen Con Indy. Subjects will include cryptozoology, archaeology, building local skeptical communities, and financial scams. Jen Meyers, a blogger at skepchick.org, Illinois educator Tom Foss, Riefler, and podcaster Colin Thornton will be among the presenters.

"We're a group of regular folks, all passionate about science and rational thinking, and we hope to impress that passion upon some of the people at Gen Con Indy," said Riefler

Gen Con Indy 2010 will be held at the Indiana Convention Center from August 5-8.
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Gary Gygax and Gen Con news

Press Release from Gen Con:

INDIANAPOLIS - (January 18, 2010) At the 43rd Gen Con Indy this summer, there will be a special once in a lifetime event taking place. Personal items belonging to Gary Gygax are being donated to raise money for his memorial fund. The donated items will be auctioned off at Gen Con's annual auction with portions of the proceeds going to The Gygax Memorial Fund.

Gary's wife, Gail Gygax has set up a non-profit charity in order to raise funds to erect a memorial of the late E. Gary Gygax in Library Park in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is the birthplace of Gen Con. Current plans for the memorial include a bronze bust of Gary set on a castle torrent with a dedication plaque. All plans are pending final approval of the Lake Geneva City Council.

According to Gail Gygax, "Gary Gygax gave millions of men and women a reason to open a book. They developed life long relationships, all thru the guise of a game."

Gary is best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson. He played a special part in Gen Con as well. He was the founder of Gen Con and held the first meeting at his home in Lake Geneva, which gave way to the name Gen Con as in Geneva Convention.

Please visit www.gygaxmemorialfund.com to learn more details.
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GenCon is almost here

So, I'm heading to Indy tomorrow morning and looking forward to the show.

Some early GenCon links:

A GenCon New Releases thread on RPGnet.

There are 2 pre-show episodes of This Just in From GenCon available now.

Author and Game Designer Jess Hartley has a series of articles called GenCon for the Aspiring Professional.

If you have other pre-show threads or news, please post some links.

Any new books or games you are particularly looking forward to at the show this year?

Comedy Music at GenCon Indy

Greetings, gang. My name is Tom Smith, and I'm a long-time gamer (over 30 years, jeez, I didn't even realize that until I typed it) and a comedy musician. I'll be wandering around GenCon performing, as well as doing a couple of concerts Thursday and Saturday nights:
  • Thursday, 8/13
    • roving, 11:00-12:00
    • roving, 5:00-7:00
    • event, 10:00-11:00 (location TBA)
  • Friday, 8/14
    • roving, 10:00-12:00
    • roving, 3:00-4:00
  • Saturday, 8/15
    • roving, 1:00-3:00
    • roving, 6:00-7:00
    • event, 10:00-11:00 (location TBA)
  • Sunday, 8/16
    • roving, 1:00-3:00
"Roving" basically means I'll be wandering the convention center and singing for 15-20 minutes in any particular location. I'll probably do a lot in the dealers' hall and the long hallway outside it, but I plan to shlep upstairs as well.

My event concerts have a $2.00 admission fee, as far as I know, charged by the con. I didn't have any control over that, and I don't get any of it. Good thing I've got CDs for sale. ;) My table is in the performers' space in the main dealers' hall -- please do come up and say Hi. If you haven't heard my stuff before, please check out my web site, tomsmithonline.com. I've got lots of freebies to download, and an MP3 player with about ten albums' worth of stuff to listen to.

Two other guys you might know of will be there as well -- Marc Gunn and The Great Luke Ski.
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ENnie Award Voting is now open

I'm giving folks a heads-up that the ENnie Awards Voting is now open and runs until August 1st.

You can see the complete list of Nominees and click the (details) for more information.

If you are unsure what to vote for and looking for suggestions you can check out Matt's Picks or the Summer Revolution from the folks at IPR.

Go vote if you get the chance and support your favorite products & publishers.

The winners will be announced Friday night during GenCon.

Looking to find someone to replace me in a room at the Hilton

Hi, folks!

I am presented with an odd situation (considering that last month I was convinced I'd be sleeping under the table at my booth), in that now I have more hotel beds than I can occupy!

I made arrangements through the forums to share a room with a very nice person, and then was told that someone had already gotten me a room as part of booth operations.

ANYWAY, because I do not want to be That Person who coldly leaves a fellow gamer in the lurch, I am looking to find someone to replace me in a shared room at the Hilton. You'd get your own bed, and it would be $75 a night.

If you're interested, drop me a private message or email me at kendokamel at yahoo.com.