Friday, April 2, 2010

2010 Gen Con Coverage, And How You Can Help

Every year, RPG Blog 2 does its best to provide you with the best Gen Con Indy coverage available, both here and at theRPGsite. Back in 2008, we liveblogged the 4e announcement. We scooped the Dark Sun announcement. We go into exhaustive detail on Lou Zocchi and the Gamescience booth. We Twitter, for those so inclined. We sit in the Tower of Gygax, and have our character’s brains beaten out by Frank Mentzer. We hunt down RPG personalities, stealthily, like crazed jaguars. We give out booth grades, so you know how your faves did. And yes, we even take some shots of booth babes and costumed weirdos. This year, I promise to be back with more photos, more liveblogging, and more updates about all the products, old and new at Gen Con. Last year’s coverage surpassed 10,000 hits, and I have every confidence this year’s will be even better. I spend every minute I can tracking down what the readers want, and I’m proud to do it.

In order to fund the trip to Gen Con, as of today I’m putting a donations sidebar on RPG Blog 2. I hope this doesn’t turn you off, but basically any money contributed will go right to funding 4 days of exhaustive Gen Con coverage.

Look, times are tough all over and I totally get it, but if you’d like to help out with our Gen Con coverage, you can do so by making a Paypal donation to the family account at o_clever_odysseus@yahoo.com. You can also click on the donation button on the right side column of this site.

You can ask my wife: I come back from Gen Con a shattered, battered, exhausted wreck, but a happy one, because I love, love, LOVE covering the best gaming event of the year. So if you’ve enjoyed the Gen Con coverage or other features in the past, please consider putting a coin in the hat to help me eat something during Gen Con that isn’t Slim Jims, and to help pay for parking, gas, wireless internet in the convention center, and all the other stuff this isn’t free.

OK, I’m done with that. I feel dirty now. How about some cool news? RPG Blog 2 has 1,000 Feedburner subscribers in its sights this year! If we make it, I’ll be doing another special giveaway to our subscribers and readers. In the mean time, it’s about time for another reader thank-you sale or special, so if you have suggestions, now’s the time to do it. I’ll do what I can to work with publishers to make it happen!

5 comments:

Normal said...

Donated a few bucks. Your Gen Con coverage is nothing short of amazing between here and the forum, and I’m happy to help defray costs.

Bonemaster said...

Well, I hope this brings in a few dollars in to defray the costs. I think what we all need is some sort of grant to go.

Zachary The First said...

First thing I do if I become independently wealthy is to give out “scholarships” to Gen Con. And then buy an IndyCar team. Oh, and donate to cancer and Alzheimer’s research. Perhaps not in that order.

Jim said...

I'll buy you lunch one day - I owe you from last year...

Jim

Zachary The First said...

It'll just be great to see you, Jim! :)