Here's another cosplay picture that I took at Gen Con, but I don't know if the character is from a game or completely made up. The costume is fantastic either way. I really like the antlers and the blue accents in her hair. Also, I have that same potion bottle and holder. I can't remember if I bought mine at DragonCon or at the Renaissance Fair.
I'm not cool enough to know who this person is cosplaying as. Anyone know? Admittedly, it seems I only ever know about half of the cosplays that I see. I still think they are all very cool, if for nothing else than the time and effort it took. If you know who this character is, please leave a comment. Thanks.
For board gamers, Gen Con is an amazing place. While browsing the convention floor last year, I bumped into Bruno Cathala, who was checking out Mysterium like everyone else. It is fun meeting people from the industry. For those that might not know, Bruno has the following game design credits:
2005: Shadows over Camelot (with Serge Laget)
2006: Mr. Jack (with Ludovic Maublanc)
2006: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (with Ludovic Maublanc)
2006: Wicked Witches ...
Sauron is one of the best bad guys ever created. As the main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, this evil necromancer is responsible for much doom and destruction.
This cosplay of Sauron looks amazing. Sadly, I had just switched my camera to manual mode so I could snap some pics in one of the dimly lit inner rooms of Gen Con and I forgot adjust the settings when I saw this awesome cosplayer.
Who is your favorite character in the LotR?
The Metal Gear series of video games is widely popular and combines a great story with stunning visuals and awesome action to deliver a solid, memorable gaming experience. Here we see a cosplay of Raiden from Metal Gear Solid. Fantastic!
Who is your favorite character from Metal Gear? Solid Snake is a popular answer. Gray Fox, the cyborg ninja, also comes to mind.
The Lego Batman video game was the first Lego game to use voice acting. It also implemented an open world environment. The Lego games rekindled my love for all things Lego, kudos to their marketing/development team, and I now own quite a few Lego Marvel mini figs. Fun fact: Lego is the world's largest tire manufacturer.
Today's cosplay comes to us from Gen Con by way of the Krosmaster Arena booth. Cosplayer Toni Darling becomes Queen of the Tofus. A new standalone game in the Krosmaster series, Krosmaster Quest, is now available. It looks interesting, as the fully painted minis and 3D terrain is appealing. The idea of questing together, instead of battling each other, has me intrigued as well. With several expansions for Krosmaster already on the market, maybe now is a good time to s...
The aliens in Chaosmos are just plain weird, and rightly so, being partially based on aliens encountered in the book "Interstellar Pig". The fact that one of those aliens, Vroon the Adventurer, has been brought to life is amazing. Chaosmos is a space exploration themed game where players control a unique alien race in search of the Ovoid, the only item in existence that will save you when the universe collapses in on itself. A hidden information game that contains comba...
Today's featured cosplay comes to us from Gen Con 2014. This is a fantastic cosplay of the lady on the Coup box cover (sorry I don't know her name! I don't know the cosplayer's name either, so sorry!). Set in a dystopian future, Coup is produced by Indie Boards & Cards and is a hidden identity and bluffing game.
That outfit is amazing and she looks like she stepped right off of the box cover. For those that might not know, Gen Con is the largest board game focuse...
While at Gen Con I was lucky enough to run into Chris Leder, who was a delight to interview. We talked about the new Deluxe Edition of Roll For It, which is absolutely beautiful (gallery below the interview transcript), and he teased us with a little info on the 10th Anniversary Luxury Edition of Tsuro.
Richard Miles: Hello, this is Richard Miles with BoardGameAuthority.com and today I am with…
Chris Leder: Chris Leder. I do retailer relations for Calliope...
While at Gen Con 2014 I was fortunate enough to meet a lot of great people, some of which will be friends for many years to come. I also met some industry influencers and geek culture celebrities, which was extremely awesome and exciting.
Here, I am with the cast of Board with Life. This was a chance meeting in the hall while they were waiting to do their panel. The encounter was flipping sweet. Everyone was nice, fun-loving, and full of energy. This chance encounter wa...
While at Gen Con this year, I was lucky enough to catch up with Cassidy Werner of Calliope Games. Cassidy was nice enough to let me see the Deluxe Edition of Roll For It and I've got to say: the game is beautiful. The artwork on the cards is amazing and was illustrated by Echo Chernik. But the beauty doesn't stop there. The packaging is also well thought out and comes in a great looking felt-lined tin.
Cassidy also told me about an exciting Kickstarter project t...
Richard Miles quick interview with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games at Gen Con 2014.
Jamey's highlights of Gen Con 2014, which includes meeting board game reviewers!
Jamey talks about playing prototypes from other designers and says he wants to expand the portfolio of Stonemaier Games.
Tony's catapult game from http://www.boardgamequest.com/
The need to be able to explain and pitch a game in five minutes.
In my previous Gen Con post, I essentially teased you with a few pictures of the crowds inside the Exhibition Hall at the convention center. Now for some good stuff: the insanely awesome booth displays and fantastic banners. Companies go all out trying to draw attention to their booth/products. Some of the displays are actually quite amazing. I don't even want to think about the money it takes to build and ship some of this stuff. Here is a taste of what was there.
Didn’t get a chance to go to Gen Con this year? That’s okay; I took enough pictures for the both of us. During the next few days I’ll post pictures and recaps of my experience. It will be just like you were there!
This initial post consists of pictures taken in the main Exhibition Hall, Event Hall, and a few other areas around the convention center. I take you straight to the action and into the crowd so you can see what it was like to be one of the 56,000+ people in at...