Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Discussion: Pre-Gen Con Edition!

This is it! The last Friday before Gen Con Indy is here! If you’re going to Gen Con (and possibly even if you aren’t), these last few days before the start of Gamer Mecca won’t be filled with much sleep! Personally, I’ve had it on the brain every night before going to sleep for the past month (at least). People can argue, but there’s still something very, very special about Gen Con.

If you’re going to Gen Con: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Gen Con?

If you aren’t going to Gen Con: What would you most like to see covered from the convention?

Remember, I’ll be liveblogging the convention again for you, so if you can’t go, I’ll try my hardest to cover what you want, and make you feel like you’re part of the biggest gaming celebration of the year. And if you’re going, and you happen to run into me (perhaps at our 2009 GM’s Jam, Marriot Ballroom D, 1-2:30 pm on Saturday?), make sure to say hi!

And if you're still scrambling to go, drop me a line (mail.rpgblog(at) I really think every gamer should try to get there at least once, and as an Indy native and Lover of Gen Con, I'll do my best to help. I've often thought of organizing the "Gen Con Ark", with the express purpose of providing cheap, plentiful lodging and in-town transport for as many attendees as I can, and working to get as many people to Gen Con as possible. But that's another discussion...


Mike said...

Unfortunately, I'm not going this year.

What I'd love to know about is what Fantasy Flight is doing with Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40K. Specifically:

1) What's on the horizon for WH40K after the release of the Rogue Trader book?

2) 3rd Edition Warhammer Fantasy ... yeesh, are the rumors true?

clash bowley said...

Is that sports bar across the street still serving scotch eggs as appetizers?


Chgowiz said...

If you’re going to Gen Con: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Gen Con?

Meeting all the people who I know only through the blogs or forums and playing games.

DNAphil said...

Most looking forward to (top 3):
1. Spending time with my group of friends (The Green Shirts), playing games, hanging out, acting like teenagers.

2. Seeing all my online friends in person: You, Philippe (Chatty DM), and my fellow the Gnomes of Gnome Stew.

3. Shopping: HackMaster Basic, Bloodstained Stars, some GameScience dice.

Zachary The First said...

Oh yeah, I’ll definitely try to find out on Warhammer!

@clash: I’m not sure, but that sounds like the sort of hard-hitting issue that needs liveblogged!

@Phil, Chgowiz: Me too!

clash bowley said...

You could definitely fill up an entire blog with that issue alone, IMO....

When I got back from my first GenCon, I had to make my own.


Steve said...

This is my first time heading down. Like Chgowiz, I'm looking forward to putting faces to usernames.

And playing a bunch of stuff, of course!

Bonemaster said...

@Steve - I really think that meeting people is going to be something of unreal experience. It's going to be something like "That's now how I pictured you". Still, It will be great and I can't wait to do the same. Honestly, this is the number one reason for me to go to GenCon. At the beginning of the year, so many people I wanted to meet said they planned on going, I just knew I had to try to make it. Luckily, I am going to be able to make it.