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    Gen Con Wikipedia article

    Hi once again! We are trying to get the Gen Con article up to "Good Article" status! We have a long way to go with this one, but maybe with your help we can make it there (if not now, then maybe on a second try). Check out the review page to see what needs work.

    Really, the whole article needs work. If you know of a source that has info on GenCon's history prior to Adkison's purchase in 2002, we need help with that in particular.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOZ View Post
    Hi once again! We are trying to get the Gen Con article up to "Good Article" status! We have a long way to go with this one, but maybe with your help we can make it there (if not now, then maybe on a second try). Check out the review page to see what needs work.

    Really, the whole article needs work. If you know of a source that has info on GenCon's history prior to Adkison's purchase in 2002, we need help with that in particular.

    Thanks!
    You already have a link on there to Randy Porter's website. There is no-one better than him when it comes to Gen Con history.

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    true that - I wish I had access to his sources!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOZ View Post
    true that - I wish I had access to his sources!
    Have you contacted him? His email is on his webpage. He is pretty good about sharing his info.

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    Thanks, I did. He recommended "40 Years of Gen Con" by Robin Laws, as he did a lot of the research for it.

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    Not sure if my tournament history page @ Greyhawk's Tournament History would be useful or not as a reference, Kevin??

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    Already in heavy use, see citation #41. It's used so much already, in fact, that I don't think it would be wise to add more citations to it!

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    It seems unlikely that this one will succeed at this time, given how much of the article is unreferenced. I don't know where I would begin too look for references on most of the "events" section. If that ever gets fixed, or trimmed, I'm sure we can try again.

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    Convention programs would be good sources for specific event citations; Randy should be able to help there.

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    yep - I'll have to get into that one later. We've nominated the articles for Forgotten Realms, Drizzt Do'Urden, and Unearthed Arcana now, so time to move on for the moment.

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