To anyone traveling to Indianapolis for Gen Con. I want to Welcome you! I’m serious.. keep coming to one of the biggest events in Indy every year and keeping my state (and hometown) all that more nerdy!
And the planning begins for GenCon 2018. Located in my home town (and the city that is the eponymous origin for the name of this blog!), GenCon is now in it’s 51st year.
First off, I’m running games at a convention for the first time. Two sessions of Portal Under the Stars, the zero level funnel by Joseph Goodman included in the DCC RPG core book (I believe it’s technically the ‘first’ DCC RPG adventure?). One session is already sold out and the other has one ticket remaining so there will be full tables with multiple opportunities for player death!
Signed up for multiple games with my friends (D&D 5e, Eclipse Phase, Shadowrun) and then I’m going to get to actually play a bunch of DCC RPG games. I wanted to do miniature painting seminars, but I’m gonna be super booked with games. Next year.
Lastly, the Exhibit Hall map was released today. Some of the stops I’ll definitely make:
Anything with “anime”, “japanime”, or “Tokyo” in the title; though these booths usually sell some really cheesy stuff LOL.
Ankama the day I take the daughters, cause everything there is super cuddly and cute.
Chaosium. Of course.
I would say Chessex, but honestly I think we have 20 tons of dice by now.. but you know I’ll still take a look 😉
Cosplay Deviants. And bring a camera..
Critical Role… lol NOT!!!
Dog Might cause those guys are always cool.
Dwarven Forge, although every time I stop by I get no respect for being someone who’s purchased > $20k of their stuff.. but still fun to browse
Elmore. ’nuff said.
Fez-O-rama. Where for 5 years, I always stop by on a Saturday or Sunday and told that the exact fez I want, in my size, “just sold out”.
Games and Gears – if they have the painted version of the GenCon special this year (last year they didn’t).
Games Workshop, where I always marvel at the painted minis but never actually buy any.
Gamescience, maybe I’ll buy some sets for the group to replace the sets I got them before and they blame me for rolling 1’s all the time.
Girl Genius, because with a name like that, I need to see what they sell.
Goodman Games since that’s my latest thing
Got Kilt. Maybe this will be the year..
H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Hmm… need to research what this is!
Halfprice Books, where half price somehow means paying twice what the collectible item cost originally when it was released. But I’m a sucker for always looking.