Category: Conventions

Wow, August going into September has been a busy time for me. Besides my usual articles, reviews and the ongoing job hunt I am also working on three submissions for gaming related products. The first two are adventures for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (going to two different companies) and the third is a short story which I hope will be picked up for a fiction anthology for an indie game. I have a lot on my plate at the moment. Alas, such is the way of life. I just keep slamming back the [drink of choice] and pounding away at the keyboard.

Reviews and a Blog entry on Flames Rising DOT com.

Articles and Reviews on Examiner DOT com.

Wow, that is a lot of articles. I need to stay on top of those.

Stay frosty my fellow geeks and gamers!


Gen Con 2012

Gen Con 2012

Steampunk folk music? Heck yeah!

Gen Con 2012 was pleasantly exhausting. Three days later and I am still recovering from the flurry of activity but I still have a big smile on my face. It was a great year. I got to play a lot of my favorite games while also trying out some new ones as well. I probably spent way too much in the exhibitor hall but what the heck, it’s Gen Con baby!

Wizards of the Coast impressed me with the new spread for the Dungeons & Dragons Experience. While I will lament the move away from Baldman’s con in Fort Wayne I think the new setup does a better job of highlighting D&D and bringing it to the fans, old and new alike. Now Baldman can expand his convention beyond D&D and WOTC can spread the love for their game. This is a win-win for everyone.

The crafting seminars were moved deep into the Crowne Plaza this year which was very strange. It felt like we were somewhere else besides Gen Con and with the constant string of trains passing over interrupting workshop instructors it was bothersome. Although I still managed to complete a cool chainmail dice bag before my class ended so I am happy about that.

Foam weapons will be a permanent part of my Gen Con experience. The whole family loved it.

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Gen Con 2012 is coming

Gen Con 2012

“The Best Four Days in Gaming!”

“No Game Left Behind!”

While technically Gen Con does not start until Aug. 16 there is already a lot going on in the city of Indianapolis right now. Gaming industry insiders are having meetings, making deals, working on projects and all that good stuff they do behind the scenes. There is even some gaming going on here and there which is awesome.

I love this week of the year because Indianapolis really comes alive for the gamers. This is an especially important convention because we are celebrating 45 years of Gen Con. Gen Con LLC and the Indiana Convention Center (and surrounding hotels) are really rolling out the red carpet. I will be going downtown tomorrow to start taking photos (another hobby I geek).

I feel like a kid the night before Christmas!