|Seth Gipson RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1|
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This is only my fourth Gencon, and my third volunteering to help Paizo. The first two years I chose to GM to pay my way, this year, Kristen and I are taking a more behind the scenes kind of role and working HQ.
First off, if you are here and want to say hi or play PFS for free, come see me tomorrow night, Saturday night, or Sunday at the red bannered info desk. I'm mustering the Phantom Phenomena quests almost all con long. I'll be the guy in orange with black hair and glasses.
Gencon,at least at this point, is not about gaming for me. I would love to get to play in the Android Netrunner National Championship, but being here and working for Paizo is definitely worth the effort I put in. That is not to say that the rewards are worth it. I don't take a week off work every year for the rewards. I take a week off work each year to to come here and see friends I haven't seen in too long and meet new friends.
It's only Thursday night and I've already met many people, almost all of who have been a joy to help. Players are having a good time, which means I'm having a good time, even if I'm not participating in a game myself right now.
Thanks to Mike for all he has done for PFS. It definitely would not have been the same without him.
Thanks to Paizo for making this annual trip affordable enough for Kristen and I to attend every year, even if it means we spend most of the con as Paizo-tutes. :p
Thanks to my fellow volunteers for helping me in any way you have.
Thanks to all the cool kids I've met and gotten to hang out with. You guys rock.
And thanks, especially, to my wife, Kristen. I definitely wouldn't have trips as fun as I do without her being here too. If you believe Bob, she's the one who does all the work for PFS for us (that just makes me the pretty face, I guess?)
And, if you can believe it, Pathfinder is the only rpg Kristen has spent more than one game session playing. She was a complete newb to all this about five years ago. Now she's a five-star GM and probably better at this game than I am.
Everybody have a good con!