Finding Me at Gen Con 2015 3

transparent-logoIn one week, I’ll be packed and heading to Indianapolis for Gen Con 2015. If you aren’t aware already, I’m giving away a new game: Madder Than a Hatter. I have well over 100 copies of the game to give away and just like last year, there will be a few rules.

The Rules

Simple, find me in Indianapolis during Gen Con, and ask me for a copy of Madder Than a Hatter. If I have any, you get one! This contest doesn’t officially begin until Thursday, July 30th, but I arrive in town on Tuesday… it never hurts to ask, right?

As with everything, there needs to be a few restrictions on this offer:

You only get 1, no matter how many times you ask. Seriously, be thoughtful of others. I may not remember your name 5 minutes after you tell me, but I’ll remember YOU.

If you are in a group, the group gets 1. This rule is flexible of course, but the idea is, I’d like to get the game into the hands of as many play groups as possible. If you and 10 of your friends approach me and all ask for the game, don’t count on all of you getting a copy. (and don’t try to game this rule by approaching me one at a time -I’m not as gullible as Bilbo)

I’ll only have around 50 copies on me each day. The bulk of the giveaway will happen Thursday, Friday, and Saturday… but I’m not going to be carrying around 100 copies of the game for me the whole show. My back won’t like that. If I run out before you ask that day, sorry. Try again. Seriously. Find me the next day. I won’t hold one for you, but I’d love for you to get one! (yes, you have to ask again!)

If someone asks about Madder Than a Hatter!, you have to tell them how to get it! Once I have given you a copy of Madder Than a Hatter, it becomes your duty to inform anyone that asks about the game, how they may receive their own copy. You should also tell them to check out so they can read up for themselves on how to find me.


How Do You Find Me?

Alright, so this is the big question. You want Madder Than a Hatter, but you don’t know me and you aren’t sure how to find me during the show. I’m going to make this as simple as possible. Starting Wednesday afternoon, check out the front page It’ll look something like this:


Every morning, I’ll take a selfie of that days hat/shirt combo. Clicking on the image each day, will take you to a larger, picture for more detail. I will also update the text throughout the day as I move around the convention center.

Obviously, not everyone can access this page during the convention, so here’s the general text rundown:

  • I’m TALL: 6′ 4″ to be exact. And thin.
  • When wandering, I always wear a fedora. Most likely, it’ll be a black, wool fedora with a black ribbon… but I’ll also have a few others with me.
  • I always wear button-down shirts. No tee shirts for me.
  • I work for Portal Games. If all else fails, stop by booth 2052 and see if I’m there. Chances are, that answer will be yes.

If all else fails, you can always stalk me on Twitter or email (cheveedodd at gmail). I’ll have my phone on me at all times and will try my best to get back to you if you ask where I am. Remember, though, I’ll be working all day for Portal Games and I’m not going to be unprofessional by checking my phone constantly.

We are only a few days away and I can’t wait to get this started. See you in Indy!


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3 thoughts on “Finding Me at Gen Con 2015

  • Stephen Avery

    I too will be at GenCon wearing a black fedora and button down shirt. Furthermore, I’ll be wearing a sign that says Chevee Dodd. When people ask me for a game though. I’m going to grab a game from them and run away.

  • Dan perrault

    Good idea Steve.. I’m going to wear a button up shirt to throw people off. I’m have a bag of toys from the dollar store. People will look sad at their broken superman doll and there no name chocolate bar.