#GenCant started in 2014 on Twitter as Jason Paterson (@nakedmeeple,) Suzanne Sheldon (@425suzanne) and others were chatting enviously about all the Gen Con news in the social media sphere. One fateful Twitter exchange created the hashtag – and GenCant was born. Twitter gamers jumped in head first with enthusiasm by participating in the conversation, tweeting #GenCantContest photos, and donating prizes of all sorts. Soon the event had enough buzz that publishers and designers were asking how to get involved too.
- GenCant is a community created and fueled event.
- Call it an UnConvention, a Virtual Con, or Digital Gathering – just call it fun!
- GenCant is intended to be something a bit fun for everyone who can’t attend the world’s biggest board gaming event, Gen Con.
- GenCant is not intended as criticism or insult to Gen Con.
And yes – the hashtag is optional.
If you’d like to see more – you can visit the ORIGINAL WEBSITE or search for #GenCant or #GenCant2014 on Twitter.