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For homebodies like me, convention season can be pretty hard. One can’t get online without seeing amazing cosplay 0n Instagram or getting invites to offsite readings on Facebook or seeing the forums abuzz with news of new releases. GenCon is this weekend, the hugest tabletop gaming convention in North America, and although there’s no escaping the buzz online, there’s still respite for those without the funds to travel to Indiana: #GenCant.
#GenCant started on Twitter in 2014 as a way to show solidarity for the homebound, the fundless, the constrictively employed. It’s an “unconvention” online for those who can’t attend GenCon for whatever reason, which is apropos since The Internet has been so instrumental in cultivating many gamers’ involvement in the hobby. All across the Web players will be documenting their gaming through the hashtag to show that even though we’re not right in the middle of the fray, we’re still playing games and having fun. We’ll try to post a few reviews this weekend, too, to share some cool games available at GenCon this year, so check back throughout the weekend for more #GenCant posts.
And did I mention the #GenCant folks are giving away free games?
For more info on #GenCant check out their site.