I have to give a huge hat tip to reader Lloyd Rasmussen on this one. Yesterday's article mentioned my puzzlement at the apparent schism at Gen Con between Louis Zocchi, the found of Gamescience, and Gamestation, the company that had been displaying his dice at Gen Con for the last few years. This year, both boots were lacking the bright display of years past, and the large bins of many, many Gamescience dice were whittled down to a smaller selection. On top of that, there were few if any d3s, d5s, or the like to be had.
Well, something is going on, because apparently, Gamescience dice are not currently being made, per this link at Awesome Dice (thanks again, Lloyd!).
I've been a fan of Gamescience for a long time, and it was a major Gen Con downer not to be able to pick up the d3s I wanted this year, or to browse the colorful LED dice display of prior years. While some folks hate their dice as not as flashy or aesthetically pleasing as some of the sets from companies such as Chessex or Crystal Caste, I've always loved the precision edges (and Colonel Lou's enthusiastic sales pitch). They're the my recommended brand to all my gaming groups as well (who, of course, only gently indulge and dismiss my mania in this matter).
With any luck, Gamescience/Gamestation start cranking out my preferred brand of dice again soon. Anything else is unimaginable.