If you regularly check this blog, you might notice I didn’t make a Grad School post this Tuesday or last Tuesday. Sorry about that. Not only have I been busy planning for grad school to start, but I started my time as a graduate assistant on August 3rd (in case you’re wondering, I love it so far).
On top of all that going on, “The Best Four Days in Gaming” rolled around a tad early this year. If you aren’t in the tabletop gaming community, that would mean Gen Con.
Gen Con is a massive gaming convention that takes place over, you guessed it, four days (Thursday-Sunday, though there are events on Wednesday). Being local, it’s easy for us to go.
My husband and I have been going to Gen Con together pretty much every year of our relationship (I don’t think we’ve missed one, yet). First, it started out with us going on Sundays, which are cheaper.
Daniel eventually decided he wanted to do more gaming at Gen Con, so he started purchasing four-day passes.
Finally, this year I purchased a four-day pass. Surprisingly, though, I didn’t game much during Gen Con. Their sign-up system for games is based off of everyone punching a button on their computer at the same time after having selected certain games to go to. It’s pretty much left up to chance.
Unfortunately, Daniel and I didn’t get into a single game together (I didn’t get into ANY of the games I signed up for). Still determined to play together, we did play some Games on Demand, which use generic tickets rather than pre-purchased ones.
Anyway, I had signed up for some free panels / seminars, and I just filled in the voids in my schedule with more of those.
I had originally signed up for ten panels / seminars. One got cancelled shortly before Gen Con began, and I ended up being too exhausted on Saturday to go to any of my scheduled events and took it as a day of rest.
Total, I went to six seminars / panels and took 18 pages of notes (bullet-pointed notes, don’t worry, I’m not that good).
As I always do, I like to process material by writing about it, and that is a lot to process.
So, over the next several months on Thursdays, I will post about each of the six panels / seminars I attended during Gen Con 2015. The photo at the top lists out the titles of the six panels / seminars, so be on the lookout for each of their corresponding posts!
Have you been to Gen Con before? What was your experience?