BackerKit at Gen Con 2023

BackerKit is prepared for Gen Con 2023 — the world’s largest tabletop video games conference that includes 4 days of gaming bliss. And truthfully, the largest problem is determining learn how 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 a tremendous devoted house 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 all the time, it’s going to be a tremendous time and we look ahead to connecting with you all in actual life. Maintain studying to be taught extra about how one can get some high quality facetime with the BackerKit workforce at Gen Con 2023!BackerKit Booth #260 banner

We’ve bought a tremendous sales space location this 12 months within the Exhibit Corridor situated at Sales space #260. It’s close to a primary entrance and proper subsequent door to our pals 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 hey 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 may 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 Better 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!). 

Observe 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 shapes. 

Featured creators within the passport this 12 months consists of — Restoration Video games, Monte Prepare dinner Video games, Snowbright Studio, Asmadi Video games, Better 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. Choose up a passport at our sales space, or a collaborating creator’s sales space
  2. Get a novel 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 workforce — In case you are planning to launch a crowdfunding venture, even when it’s far off, cease by our sales space so we will speak immediately about your venture. We’ll have consultants available all through the complete 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 embrace 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 protecting vital do’s and don’ts it’s essential to contemplate when crowdfunding. We’ll focus on learn how to put together to your strongest launch potential, the most typical errors you must keep away from in any respect prices, and vital do’s and don’ts value contemplating irrespective of your expertise stage. Stick round after the dialog for dwell Q&A between the panelists and attendees.

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

Have you ever questioned what it takes to get your thought funded, manufactured, and into the arms 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 Sport Manufacturing), and success (Matt Goldrick, Quartermaster Logistics) to be taught the information and tips on learn how 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 pals at Hunter’s Leisure and Rollacrit, BackerKit might be posted up at a tremendous Edgar Allen Poe themed venue known as Nevermore all through all 4 days of Gen Con! It’s only a 5 min stroll from the conference middle!

And mark your calendars as BackerKit might be internet hosting official “Workplace Hours” all through the con so you may speak 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 workforce 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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