Hello, and Greetings from Gen Con Indy! We'll be updating with news and pics through the day! You're welcome to comment and request coverage of various products and booths--after all, this is for you! If you missed Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 coverage, make sure you check it out!
Check out this nifty video about the Pathfinder waiting line and reaction (hat tip Benoist!)
Forgot to post this yesterday, but here's a shot of Rick Loomis at Flying Buffalo, still doing his thing. Definitely part of the Old Guard.
Also, Q-Workshop was totally slammed on Saturday! They make some of the most eye-catching dice out there, even if they are insanely expensive. Their Pathfinder and Earthdawn sets were fantastic, but I couldn't get a good shot.
Lots of folks packing up and heading out or getting ready to today, but there's still time for a bit more gaming. There are a lot of tourneys finishing up or announcing winners today. I really, really wish I'd had the time to do the Castles & Crusades tourney--I'm interested to hear how it went.
Just a few more photos:
Imperial Troops have entered the base! Imperial Troops have--(static)
Alderac had a much larger booth this year, and was really cranking out the demos. Good to see.
The Steve Jackson/Atlas Games booth is perpetually busy, and perpetually cluttered.
Hey! Kobold Quarterly was making the rounds, kissing babies, shaking hands, and pimping the mag!
My daughter was happy to see Wonder Woman.
It isn't Gen Con without weapons dealers.
Number of low-quality katanas shipped home from Indy, non-Gen Con calendar year: 3
Number of low-quality katanas shipped home from Indy, Gen Con calendar dates: 682
Well, for me and many others, another Gen Con is again in the books. A strange year, as far as product releases go, but honestly, it was still a blast in just about every way. Quality gaming, entertaining seminars, meeting folks from our online communities, making new friends, and doing my best to ensure that folks who aren't here see a glimpse of the awesomeness make Gen Con for me.
In a lot of ways, I feel that the advent and popularization of Twitter has made this type of coverage somewhat of a dinosaur. People can get their Gen Con news much faster on Twitter than I can on this blog. I use Twitter as well, but I'm going to have to really look at how I cover Gen Con next year. If there's one sour note for me from Gen Con, it's a sense of not really knowing how this coverage fits in, or how much it is needed any more. In any case, thanks to those of you who've commented and read the past few days. It's all for you, after all.
Our Gen Con coverage isn't quite over, however. Check back tomorrow as I hand out some Gen Con Grades for some of the various company booths!
EDIT: As a bonus, please accept this photo of beautiful, beautiful Gamescience.