Upper Deck will Co-Sponsor Gen Con Indy 2009 Upper Deck to provide the biggest TCG events of the year at Gen Con Indy!
INDIANAPOLIS – (May 11, 2009) Gen Con <http://www.gencon.com> is pleased to announce that once again Upper Deck <http://www.upperdeck.com> will be a Co-Sponsor of the largest hobby gaming convention in North America.
Thousands of attendees who come to Gen Con count on the incredible offerings that Upper Deck showcases at the Indy experience and this year will be no exception.
³We love the energy and enthusiasm that Upper Deck brings to Gen Con Indy each and every year. Their continued sponsorship and support is wonderful and we look forward to another great show made possible by the support of great partners like Upper Deck,² said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con.
Here is a taste of what fans can expect from Upper Deck at Indy 2009.
World of Warcraft TCG
Upper Deck¹s World of Warcraft TCG will not go unnoticed at Gen Con Indy with a slew of events ranging from championship-level tournaments to beginner-friendly events.
Players from across the continent will flock to Indy for their chance to become the World of Warcraft TCG North American Continental Champion, and win incredible prizes and invitations to the 2009 WoW TCG World Championship in Austin, Texas (Oct. 8 thru 11). The North American Continental Championship will run Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15, starting at 9:00 a.m. both days, with the finals on Sunday. The winner of the event will receive more than $10,000 in prizes including a 17² MacBook Pro laptop, a $2,000 Amazon.com gift card and a 30² Apple LCD monitor.
In addition to the Continental Championship, players can compete in tournaments in almost every format imaginable, and will be running all day and night throughout the weekend. Whether you want to win Loot Cards from the newest set, walk away with a new home theater system, or earn an invite to the 2010 Continental Championship.
Upper Deck will also be hosting WoW TCG demos throughout Gen Con, with special promo cards being awarded to those who take a demo. Several new WoW TCG products that released during the summer will be available: Arena Grand Melee, Death Knight Deluxe Starter, Fields of Honor boosters.
For more information about the World of Warcraft TCG, including the full event schedule at Gen Con Indy, please visit www.wowtcg.com.
World of Warcraft Minis
The No. 1 Miniatures game around will have an incredible presence at Gen Con Indy, and will give out thousands of dollars in prizes and product.
Players have been competing all year for their Continental Championship invitations, and now is their time to shine. The inaugural World of Warcraft Miniatures North American Continental Championship will happen on Saturday and Sunday at Gen Con, and the winner will go home with thousands of dollars in electronics and product prizes, and an invitation to the 2009 Miniatures World Championship in Austin, TX, from Oct. 8 thru 11.
If you didn¹t qualify for the Continental Championship, there are chances to qualify in one of six ³Last Chance Qualifier² events being held on Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14. If playing in the Continental Championship isn¹t your cup of tea, there are many other Miniatures events to compete in at Gen Con Indy. From casual to competitive, you can find a Miniatures event that¹s just right for you at Gen Con Indy.
Upper Deck will also be selling, while supplies last, its Summer Convention Exclusive WoW Mini: Fleet Master Seahorn for $9.99. This character introduces a new game mechanic to WoW Minis: Quests!
For more information about Upper Deck¹s World of Warcraft Miniatures game, including the full event schedule at Gen Con Indy, please visit www.wowminis.com.
The newest TCG from Upper Deck will have its debut National Championship at Gen Con Indy! Players from across the country will converge to compete for the title of the best Seeker in the United States, and take home the prizes that come with the title.
For more information about the Huntik TCG game, including the full event schedule at Gen Con Indy, please visit www.huntik.com.
Celebrating its 42ndyear and going strong, Gen Con is no ordinary convention. Attendees do everything from browsing the aisles of the exhibit hall packed with over 250 booths to taking part in any number of the 5,500 gaming events happening 24 hours a day over the four days. Gaming activities range from interactive game play to video/computer gaming and from classic board games to big money hobby-related tournament. There is something for everyone who likes gaming at Gen Con.
To Attend Gen Con
Gen Con Indy will be open to the public Thursday, August 13, through Sunday, August 16 at the Indiana Convention Center. Thursday through Saturday the exhibit hall is open 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 24 hour gaming takes place at the convention center and at area hotels during the four-day event.
Attendees must purchase badges to gain entrance to the show. Badge pre-registration is open and runs through June 28, 2009, noon PST.
Pre-registration will only be available online through the registration system.
A four-day badge is $68 with pre-registration or $78 onsite. A one-day badge is $38 with pre-registration or $48 onsite. The VIG (Very Important Gamer package) is only available online with pre-registration for $500.
Children 8 and under are free with an accompanying adult. For more information and to register visit www.gencon.com.
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. Its operations include Gen Con Indy and licensees for European and Asia Pacific Gen Con shows. It was acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, who owns the company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. For more information visit the website at www.gencon.com.
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit www.upperdeck.com.
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