I guess the sign says it all. No game left behind. It should actually say no gamer left behind. As I ponder my upcoming trip to Indianapolis, I realize that it is only about 20 days away. How awesome is that. from the day I booked my badge to the event registration date, time flew fast. Not to worry though, I am prepared; well prepared booking-wise, but not quite aware yet of all the awesomeness I am going to be subjected to.
I have been gaming for 28+ years and have never been to a gaming convention, whether it was in Toronto (when I lived there for 10 years) or any other place for that matter. In essence I am a convention virgin, at the age of 38, and my first one is going to be GenCon: I am scared out of my pants. I am extremely lucky though, cause this year I am travelling with a pro convention goer, Derek Myers (Ameron from Dungeon's Master), who has shown me the ropes on how to register, how to get the best events and how to make all the travel arrangements. Without him, I would not be in a hotel right next to the convention centre, nor would I be attending some of the cool seminars I am actually signed up for.
Overwhelmed is not a word I use lightly for the amount of events going on at GenCon. The hardest part about this convention was finding enough time to to the absolute minimum I would like to do. There is so much stuff to do. Seminars on building chain-mail, board games galore, new gaming systems tables(that I will unfortunately not have the time to try while I am there), and most importantly D&D. Here is a look at some of the events I will be attending at GenCon as well as some of the things I would like to accomplish on this trip.