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Gen Con: I wish I Was Going
Mark Charke (08/09/2012)
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Gen Con: I Wish I Was Going...I wish I was going.

They have a dealer's room that is bigger than a football field. The entire Battletech crew is there with the actual figures they photograph for their books. The celebrities are nuts. I met Gygax, Arnenson and Garfeild there. The statues are insane, like full size D&D monsters. My buddy was grabbed by security when he tried to talk to the lead actress from Heroes years back (they just asked him not to go near her).

They have tables of magic cards that are only filled with power 9. They have high level artists hawking their wares. There are games running 24 hours a day in a dozen different hotels. You can talk to anyone, anytime about anything nerdy and it's OKAY. For four days it's like being a nerd and a geek is not only allowed, but everyone you see or talk to is one.
I remember the mad dash for the new MTG set when the dealer room doors opened. The remember the lady in the angel costume that was made entirely with real feathers. Of course stormtroopers, stormtroopers and more stormtroopers. Plus a few ghostbusters. It'll get busier for them with the new movie announced. The prices on magic cards are insane. There are entire booths of LARP stuff. There are several rooms showing anime constantly. I've never been but the live dungeon is probably amazing. I'm really keen on entering the costume contest one day.

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Jennar, I've been looking to see if they improved it but I don't think so. I was there last year as well. If there are more people which I've hear there will be, good luck and patience to those going. And bring a book-OR TWO.

Posted by: cwally on 8/16/2012 11:29:50 AM
Let us know what clix stuff is there!!

Posted by: blackjack on 8/11/2012 8:24:33 PM
I surely hope they have the clix venue more vetted. Long lines, hours of hurry up and wait,and a world champ match last year that looked like it was held in the back of a BP station.

Posted by: jennar on 8/11/2012 6:45:39 PM
Some day I'll get to go to Gen Con and Comic Con. I'm afraid if I do I'll max out me credit card and be jonesing for next year's cons.

Posted by: Major Havok on 8/11/2012 7:53:56 AM
=( i wish i was going!

Posted by: mario on 8/10/2012 4:33:11 PM
oh man i wish i was going...

Posted by: deadpool on 8/10/2012 12:20:29 PM