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BackerKit at Gen Con 2023

BackerKit is prepared for Gen Con 2023 — one of many world’s largest tabletop video games conference that includes 4 days of gaming bliss. And actually, the most important problem is determining the right way to pack all of the video games we purchased in our baggage for the voyage house.

We’ll be returning to Indianapolis from August Third-Sixth displaying up larger and higher than ever earlier than. We’re within the exhibit corridor at Sales space #260, have an incredible devoted area lower than a block away in collaboration with Hunter’s Leisure and Rollacrit, and we’ll be as much as our regular shenanigans with demos, playtests, panels, and our now-famous “Crowdfunding Passport”.  

As at all times, it’s going to be an incredible time and we stay up for connecting with you all in actual life. Hold studying to be taught extra about how one can get some high quality facetime with the BackerKit group at Gen Con 2023!BackerKit Booth #260 banner

We’ve received an incredible sales space location this yr within the Exhibit Corridor situated at Sales space #260. It’s close to a important entrance and proper subsequent door to our buddies Cephalofair Video games (Sales space #157) who simply completed their epic $5M Gloomhaven Grand Pageant marketing campaign on BackerKit.

We’d love so that you can cease by, say good day there, and inform us about what brings you to Gen Con. You’ll want to mark us in your map!

BackerKit booth at Gen Con map

At our sales space you’ll be able to count on to:

Take part in Playtests & Demos — all through the con we’ll be internet hosting dwell playtests and demos proper at our sales space that includes the likes of Larger Than Video games (License to Grill), The Story Engine (Story Engine: Lore Grasp’s Deck), Snake Toy Video games (Neon Reef), and Realm Runners from Skinner and Jason Furie (hey that’s me!). 

Comply with us on Instagram and Twitter ( or is it “x” now?) for up-to-date demo schedules.

BackerKit Gen Con Passport Game

Seize BackerKit’s Crowdfunding Passport — that is your final information to creators at Gen Con who launch their crowdfunding initiatives on BackerKit. It’s really an all-star lineup that includes creators of all sizes and styles. 

Featured creators within the passport this yr consists of — Restoration Video games, Monte Prepare dinner Video games, Snowbright Studio, Asmadi Video games, Larger Than Video games (Flat River Group)

ninth Stage Video games, Rose Gauntlet Leisure, Cephalofair Video games, Goodman Video games, Inexperienced, Ronin Publishing, Bizarre Giraffe Video games, and The Story Deck (BFE Webcomics).

The principles are easy:

  1. Decide up a passport at our sales space, or a collaborating creator’s sales space
  2. Get a singular stamp from everybody featured within the passport
  3. Return the finished passport to BackerKit Sales space #260 for a prize!

Speak store with the BackerKit group — If you’re planning to launch a crowdfunding undertaking, even when it’s far off, cease by our sales space so we will discuss immediately about your undertaking. We’ll have consultants available all through all the conference to assist set you up for crowdfunding success.

BackerKit Events & Panel banner

BackerKit might be internet hosting our annual Crowdfunding Do’s and Don’ts panel on Saturday, August fifth at 12 PM EST. Company embody Suzanne Sheldon (Restoration Video games), Heather O’Neill (ninth Stage Video games), and Lindsey Rode (Rose Gauntlet Leisure). Moderated by yours really (Jason Furie, Senior Neighborhood Supervisor at BackerKit).

An in-depth dialog masking essential do’s and don’ts you’ll want to think about when crowdfunding. We’ll focus on the right way to put together on your strongest launch doable, the most typical errors it is best to keep away from in any respect prices, and essential do’s and don’ts price contemplating irrespective of your expertise degree. Stick round after the dialog for dwell Q&A between the panelists and attendees.

We may even be a visitor panelist on Panda Recreation Manufacturing’s knowledgeable panel — Launching your Board Recreation: Insights into Crowdfunding, Manufacturing, and Achievement

Have you ever questioned what it takes to get your concept funded, manufactured, and into the palms of board players? Be a part of our consultants in recreation design (Matthew Austin, The King’s Guild), crowdfunding (Jason Furie, BackerKit), manufacturing (Shannon Lentz, Panda Recreation Manufacturing), and success (Matt Goldrick, Quartermaster Logistics) to be taught the ideas and methods on the right way to navigate the method efficiently. We’ll have a Q&A session permitting attendees to ask particular questions on their very own board recreation initiatives.

Nevermore venue map

In collaboration with our buddies at Hunter’s Leisure and Rollacrit, BackerKit might be posted up at an incredible Edgar Allen Poe themed venue referred to as Nevermore all through all 4 days of Gen Con! It’s only a 5 min stroll from the conference heart!

And mark your calendars as BackerKit might be internet hosting official “Workplace Hours” all through the con so you’ll be able to discuss store with us about your upcoming crowdfunding plans. 


302 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Open to the Public

Thurs 11am – midnight | Fri + Sat 11am – 3am (21+ after 8pm)

Official BackerKit “Workplace Hours”

Thurs, Fri, Sat 3pm – 7pm

You’ll want to come say hello to the BackerKit group at sales space #260 or at Nevermore whilst you’re at Gen Con. We’ve by no means been extra excited to attend. See you quickly in Indianapolis!

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