Apr 042013

Gen Con Names Official Charity Partner for 2013

SEATTLE (April 3, 2013) – Gen Con Indy, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™, has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana as its official Charity Partner for 2013.

“With more than a century of history as an impactful charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters has shown that their mentorship provides a lasting, important service to the community,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con LLC. “Due to this long-standing commitment to youth, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana are an ideal candidate for our official 2013 charity.”

Gen Con will host several events during its 2013 show, running August 15-18 at the Indiana Convention Center, in which all proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. Events will include, but are not limited to, a charity auction, construction and demolition of a giant “Cardhalla” made of assembled trading cards, the “Slay the Creature” balloon sculpture battle, and the Aces of Aces event entering its twelfth year.

“We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to partnering with the Gen Con team this year,” said Kristy Weaver, Director of Corporate Giving and Events at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

For more information regarding Gen Con Indy, click on www.gencon.com <http://www.gencon.com> . Additional information about the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) can be found at www.bebigforkids.org <www.bebigforkids.org> .

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI)
Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana provides more than 1,200 children ages 8-18 with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 adult-to-youth relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSCI partners with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community to help children facing adversity achieve: educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.

About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure game convention in North America. Gen Con will return to the Indianapolis Convention Center on August 15-18, 2013. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. This year’s Co-Sponsors include Paizo Publishing and Mayfair Games. For more information, visit the website at www.gencon.com <http://www.gencon.com/> . For up-to-the minute details, check out http://www.facebook.com/genconindy <http://www.facebook.com/genconindy>

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