Man. Coming back home I was out of it. I feel like I slept for a week yesterday. Today I’m a bit more rested, but still tired. I spent most of today unpacking and catching up on some stuff from home. My cat seems to have missed me, and basically hasn’t left my side since I got in.
Thoughts On GenCon 50
The con was packed. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many people in one place in my life. There were nerds of all stripes, flavors, and colors there. Despite that many people in one place – almost everyone I enteracted with were flat out nice. On Friday I was about trashed around 1700 hours and had to find a place to sit. A nice older couple with their teen daughter gabbed at me and when I went to get up for a drink the daughter took my money and ran off to get it for me. Wherever I went people helped me, bought me stuff, and in general was just incredibly nice. I learned to play a lot of games and got to run a few myself. I bought Century by Plan-B Games and loved it so much I blabbed about it to anyone who would listen. (Hey, Plan-B Games, I tallied like 10 boxes bought after I prodded gamers. Send me free stuff!)
- The DFRPG game with +Sean Punch was flat out amazing. I wish we could have played all night.
- Plan-B Games demo booth was awesome.
- Fantasy Flight Games was ALSO awesome.
- The Steve Jackson Games demos were fun – I really enjoyed the DFRPG and Munchkin Shakespeare demos. Both were pretty good.
- Mercedes Lackey was awesome.
- The Diana Jones Awards was pretty darn cool and I should have mingled more.
I’ve probably missed some other stuff. But twas nice.
I’ve already decided that I’m going back next year. For sure. I’ve set myself up with a budget I need to meet so I can go back. I want to go back that much. Meeting people in the industry was fun. It did make me realize I need to diversify and do it quickly. The more markets I’m in the better. I’m hoping I get some callbacks from folks – we’ll see. For now, I need to get everything back together at home and then start back to work. Breaks over and I feel freaking great. Batteries are fully charged and I’m back to battle-ready status.
— Christopher R. Rice (@Ravenpenny) August 23, 2017