Gen Con VIII 1975 Program!
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Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 5:52 pm 
 

Ok, this isn't a REAL program, but a copy of the events that went on that year at Gen Con taken from a gaming magazine in 1975.  I figured with the 30 year anniverary of this Gen Con coming up this summer, everyone would enjoy a peek at the activities that would be going on there 30 years ago.  So jump into the Wayback machine, you've got your best 70's outfit on, you just got back from seeing "Jaws" at the local theatre, you're trying to decide if you like this new "disco" music playing on your portable AM radio, or should you buy that new "punk" album by Patti Smith, and you have your three day ticket purchased for all the events (costing you a whopping $3.50!) at Lake Geneva this fine August weekend.  You are looking forward to playing some games and maybe meeting this Gary Gygax dude who published that cool new game, Dungeons & Dragons...Let's party!

GENCON VIII SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (AUGUST 22-24, 1975)
Held at the Horticultural Hall on 330 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Entrance Fee: $1.50 per Day, $3.50 all three days
Tournament Fee: $.50 per Tournament Entered

FRIDAY:
Noon:  Opening
1 pm:  Dungeon! Tournament (Boardgame)---Robert Kuntz
          Afrika Korps Tournament, Round 1-----Neil Topolnicki
3 pm: Boot Hill Game-----Woodstock Wargamers
         Fantasy Tournament (Miniatures)-----Dave Arneson
6 pm: Auction-----Tom Wham
7 pm: Dinner Break
8 pm: Movies---Jeff Perren
Midnight: Closed

SATURDAY:
7 am: Dawn Patrol (Fight in the Skies)---Mike Carr
830am: Opening
9 am: Auction---Tom Wham
10 am: Tournaments:
       Afrika Korps, Round 1 continued---Neil Topolnicki
       Don't Give Up the Ship!---Dave Arneson
       WWII Armor---Mike Reese
       Canadian-American Challenge Match---Ray Johnson
       American Civil War---Ed Pauley
       15 mm Napoleonics---Ivor Janci
       Ancients---Tony Adams
       Dungeons and Dragons For Prizes---Robert Kuntz
Noon: Lunch Break
1 pm: Resume 10 am Tournaments
330 pm: End 10am Tournaments
4 pm: Tournaments:
       Afrika Korps, Round II---Neil Topolnicki
       WWII Naval---Tony Adams
       WWII Armor---Mike Reese
       Fantasy (Miniatures)---James Roach
       7 Years War---Ken Bunger
       Dungeons & Dragons for Prizes---Robert Kuntz
6 pm: Dinner Break
7 pm: Resume 4 pm Tournaments
8 pm: Movies---Jeff Perren
930 pm: End Tournaments
Midnight: Closed

SUNDAY:
9 am: Opening
930 am: Auction---Tom Wham
1030 am: Tournaments
       Afrika Korps, Finals---Neil Topolnicki
       Robin Hood---Terry Kuntz
       Napoleonics---Ray Johnson
       WWII Micro-Armor---Woodstock Wargamers
       English Civil War---Bill Protz
       15mm Napoleonics---Ivor Janci
       Fantasy Miniatures---Tom Champany
       Dungeons & Dragons for Prizes---Robert Kuntz
6 pm: Closed

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Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 8:08 pm 
 

Howdy Folks,


Badmike wrote: Dungeons & Dragons for Prizes---Robert Kuntz


The tournament module for this was the "Sunken City" and is among the things being auctioned off by Rob. From the auction preview:

GenCon VIII 1975 Tournament Sunken City


Rob was also the chairperson for organizing GenCon VIII!


Futures Bright,

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Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 8:12 pm 
 

stormber wrote:Howdy Folks,


Badmike wrote: Dungeons & Dragons for Prizes---Robert Kuntz


The tournament module for this was the "Sunken City" and is among the things being auctioned off by Rob. From the auction preview:

GenCon VIII 1975 Tournament Sunken City


Rob was also the chairperson for organizing GenCon VIII!


Futures Bright,

Paul


What a great tie-in!  Glad I decided to post this!  I'll have to look for that when you start the Kuntz auctions this weekend!

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Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 6:56 pm 
 

Cool stuff...

It brings back memories of my first con - Wintercon (in Michigan) 1978. Much the same, but larger. You can see the growth of the hobby from just 1975 to 1978. My first Gencon was in '82 and that program is about 8 pages, if memory serves...


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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