Gencon 50 - Had a great time


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I hope everyone enjoyed the con. It was great to meet some new people and see old friends. Looking forward to next year's events. (Hopefully my fellow roommates got back to Washington State without a problem...and no cars were towed!)

Robert VL New Orleans

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Wish I was there, but work beckoned.

PaizoCon 2018, maybe? GenCon 2018 is a guarantee for me.


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Up in the air right now. I may want to actually go to GenCon without working it. ;)

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Maybe next time I'll run PFS. Or ACG. Either works.


My experience was decidedly mixed. Five of the six events I planned to attend fell through one way or another, leaving me scrambling to figure out what to do for most of the con. The surfeit of options actually made it pretty hard to figure out what to do in any given hour.

I went alone, and didn't know anyone else who was attending. It felt rather surreal being so isolated in a vast swarm of other people who like the same kind of things as I do.

I did have some good experiences. I got some helpful constructive criticism on my mini painting from a staffer at the Privateer Press booth, which was great because everyone in my usual social group looks at my minis and says "Looks good!" He took the time to examine a few and give me some suggestions for things to work on. That was great.

I was also very grateful to Adam Daigle. He recognized me from one of the Paizo panels I attended when I was walking by the Paizo booth and took the time to talk with me. It felt nice to be recognized by someone. That cheered me up quite a bit, although I think it may have been a downer for him. Sorry, Adam.

I'd planned on playing Fate Core, Open Legend, and Lamentations of the Flame Princess -- all systems that I've never had a chance to try and have no opportunity to play at home. It was a bummer that I couldn't get into any of those sessions. The most disappointing was Open Legend, since I showed up on time and had an actual reserved ticket for that one -- but I left my con badge in the hotel six miles away and couldn't get in.

I did manage to get in one role playing session on late Saturday. I showed up with generic tickets for a session in Green Ronin's Blue Rose RPG, which I very much enjoyed.

Overall -- mixed, as I said. I'm having trouble deciding whether the excursion was worth the $1750 it took to arrange.


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I meet people by volunteering. There are some quality people who dedicate their time to make the con a great experience. As for meeting people, I'll have a beer with any PFS player (or age of course :) )

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Tinalles wrote:
I was also very grateful to Adam Daigle. He recognized me from one of the Paizo panels I attended when I was walking by the Paizo booth and took the time to talk with me. It felt nice to be recognized by someone. That cheered me up quite a bit, although I think it may have been a downer for him. Sorry, Adam.

Adam's good people like that. How that dude manages to remember everyone he meets is a question for the ages.

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