Paizo had a line to just get in their booth once more, with Ultimate Combat selling well. There was an early rush for Luke Crane's Burning Wheel Gold, though as I write this there are copies remaining (no idea how many they brought).
The biggest booths of the convention have to belong to Fantasy Flight and Mayfair, each of which are really jumping already! Privateer has a smaller presence, but is flooded as always.
The convention hall has moved to a bit roomier of a setup this year, and the hallways don't seem nearly so congested. However, the registration line for those who didn't order their badges ahead of time is as long as ever.
Green Ronin's booth is in the back of the hall by the entertainers. What a crappy location, listening to Luke Ski do parody songs all day. If there's a hell, Green Ronin purchased booth space.
White Wolf is also in the back of the hall, too, but at least they have actual books on sale, unlike last year.
Oh, by request I asked a WotC rep is there was any progress on bringing back their back pdf catalog. After a pause, he very politely asked, "Are you talking about DDI?".
We will never see those pdfs again, guys.
OK, time for pics:
|Gamescience: So awesome they glow.|
|Gamescience is also now doing "green" recycled dice!|
|Some nice terrain by Itar's Workshop. Check 'em out.|
|One thing people don't mention about Gen Con is new book smell.|
Probably because it has to compete with Game Funk.
|Early copies of Adventurer Conqueror King at the OSR Booth.|
|The opium den of Gen Con.|
|The expanded/revised Rifts Vampire Kingdoms has advance copies here.|