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Gen Con is the biggest gaming convention in the country, held in Indianapolis every year, mostly focusing on tabletop role-playing games, board games, and card games. I was impressed to hear that there’s a whole team of people in charge of so called “Spousal Activities,” or non-game related programs and classes for the whole family to enjoy. On the roster are such impressive activities like chainmaille making, lampworking, Byzantine jewelry making, spinning, origami, costume making, and much much more (including several types of dancing)! You can check out most of the activities on this fanpage, and sign up for badges and tickets at the main gencon registration site.

Gen Con 2009

August 13-16

Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis

Photo by Marian McBrine, Gen Con SPA Coordinator

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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