Gen Con 2000: Exhibitors

Reported by Robert Posada

Friday 11 August 2000: in the Exhibitor Hall

The Exhibitors Hall is truly wondrous. Dominated at the center by the Wizards' Castle, it features all the popular and upcoming games.

Shannon Baksa

Shannon and fans

Actress/Model Shannon Baksa as Mara Jade from Decipher's Star Wars CCG. She has a detailed account of how she came to play the role for the Decipher CCG. She's here with two fans swinging a light saber.

Mara Jade

Mara Jade card

A large version of the Star Wars CCG card "Mara Jade", portrayed by actress/model Shannon Baksa. Her site has a detailed biography. The character Mara Jade is also reachable via email, if you want, at

Néné Thomas

Néné Thomas

Néné Thomas (on the right) has been a wildly popular romantic fantasy artist ever since she started illustrating cards for a fledgling game called Magic: The Gathering. The rest is popular knowledge, of course. You can see her other works and find out more about her at her own Fantasy Art Gallery. Néné Thomas loves email, and you can gush over her art directly to her.

Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio

Phil and Kaja Foglio

Phil Foglio is well known to old time readers of Dragon Magazine. His What's New? comic strip was the first thing many people read first. Kaja Foglio is most famous for her work on CCG's, particularly Magic: The Gathering. Together, they are Studio Foglio. They are both also notorious for the XXXenophile CCG, a hilarious adult card game. Phil is a self-described Gaming Pornographer. ;)

Eden Studios (Jason Stark)

Eden Studios

Eden Studios, makers of Conspiracy X role playing game. They were on hand to promote their line of games, which includes the Witchcraft game. Pictured is Jason Stark, who is repping Eden at Gen Con.

Scooby Doo and the Mystery Van

Scooby Doo and the Mystery Van

Yes, even Scooby Doo is getting into the act! The Scooby Doo collectible card game was there at Gen Con. And they would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for us meddling kids!

Incantrix from Cyborg Games


What can I say? Incantrix from Cyborg Games, whom sharp-eyed readers will recognize as the Barbarian from last year.

E. Gary Gygax

E. Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons and Dragons

E. Gary Gygax created Dungeons and Dragons along with Dave Arneson. Gary has his own domain, but it has not been kept up. Perhaps it has to do with his new job at Wizards of the Coast, who own his game. He said at Gen Con Wizards is the best thing to happen to D&D.

Dwarven Forge's Master Maze


The Master Maze from Dwarven Forge. These sets for use with miniatures are beautifully detailed and relatively inexpensive. We dare not even think how they can afford to sell them at such prices. Check them out!