Friday, August 05, 2016

Gen Con Nostalgia

This is the first Gen Con I've missed since I started going in 2004.

I might go back next year. I don't know. The convention has become so grotesquely bloated that I wonder if it's worth it. I suppose there's a chance it is. Every one of the previous years has built more great memories, housing lottery or no.

On the other hand, I've had the house to myself since Tuesday, which has been therapeutic. And productive. I worked my way past a block that was annoying me on Gorgudai and, when it was time to take a break, I started drawing a more presentable version of the map. I might still hire somebody to draw an artsier version, but this is at least something I could put on the web page eventually. Mostly I was just playing around.

Anyway, here are some pictures from Gen Cons past:


  1. You will be did Origins fill the void, or is it still worth attending GC even with the craziness of the crowds and non-gamer congestion?

    1. It's hard to say about Origins, because I ended up not being in the mood to run games it when it came around this year. I only went because I was in the mood for a road trip, and the hotel was already paid for. I wouldn't have minded playing in something, but I didn't want to be seen in the RPG rooms because they failed to take my games off the schedule. Tom's experience with the RPG arrangements at Origins isn't encouraging, but he's always been more of a magnet for that kind of mess than me. :-)

      But I expect you're right. I will most likely be back.