GenCon Indy Goers...time to be heard


Hey all. So, as the resident Mongoose that lives the closest to Indianapolis and ALWAYS goes to GenCon, I was very happy to see that an article on the convention was penned in the very popular "Indianapolis Magazine"...

...until I read it.

You can find said article here:

It is one of the most atrociously stereotypical view on our industry and our fans, biased beyond belief, and full of terminology that I would scold a young child for using to describe anyone in jest...let alone in a professional publication.

What I ask is that anyone who has a modicum of care for their fellow gamers or the gaming industry as a whole is pick up a pen or dust off their keyboard and let Indianapolis Magazine know how their article effects us. I mean, we brought roughly $25 million to their city over those four days for the past three years running now...the least they can do is give us back a little respect and dignity concerning something that many of us are personally and professionally passionate about.

I thank you all for your time, and hope that this callout for a bit of gamer-action finds its way into mailing lists, forums and personal e-mails until they quite understand the erroneous and foolish mud-rake they have committed.

Thanks again,
Bryan Steele
Mongoose Publishing


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I really wish I could go to Gencon; in my gap year I'm going to earn some money and then I'm going to come over and go on a convention crawl :twisted:


I live in Kokomo, IN and there's usually a short article in our local paper but never anything derogitory. Leave it to the high and mighty Indianapolis Magazine to smear us.

Bubba Ho-Tep

We've been fuming about that over in the Gen Con foums since it came out. I even sent in a response to the magazine itself. It's pretty sad when the convention that brings in more money to the city than any other convention they host gets slammed.