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Here is a brief FAQ concerning your questions:
Q: Why are there no D&D or Wizards events on the schedule posted for Gen Con at www.gencon.com?
A: Wizards had not submitted a schedule of events by the Gen Con deadline. Since we hadn’t submitted our own schedule, none of our events are in the official Gen Con schedule at this time.
Q: Will Wizards attend Gen Con in 2008?
A: As you may be aware, Gen Con is currently in chapter 11 bankruptcy. Wizards’ plans relative to Gen Con are dependent on the course of proceedings in US bankruptcy court. While we hope to participate in Gen Con, we must await further proceedings in the bankruptcy matter before we are able to confirm our plans.
Man, if Wizards isn’t even setting up events, maybe other folks shouldn’t either! I was just getting set to buy plane tickets and sign up for events! But this news carries with it the very real risk that I might pay my registration fee and then never see it again.
I can’t think of many explanations here – Wizards and Gen Con are different companies, though very incestuous. For them to not even commit to going? Not even put games on the schedule? There’s no reason for that except not wanting to pay money into the con before the court decision. This is a very bad sign and I’d have to recommend if asked that no one make travel plans to Gen Con till this gets figured out!