In 2005, I had to miss all day Thursday due to work obligations. I didn’t have a chance to rant on my website because I wasn’t a blogger yet.
As you may recall from last year, I had to miss part of Gen Con due to a scheduling conflict at work. Now, the training session I had to attend ended in a promotion, so it was all for a good cause…but still sad. Even with the missed time, last year’s Gen Con was one of my better years- I played more types of games than ever, in every type of media except computer games. My brother and I even dragged my sister to the huckster hall and she loved it!
This year, I’m missing part of Gen Con. Again. For the third year in a row. And this year, by “part of Gen Con,” I mean all of it. Oh sure, it is for a very, very good reason (as you’ll see in a few days), but I am still very sad. I will miss not only the convention itself, but also the chance to see friends I only see at Gen Con, to spend more time with friends I do see regularly, and to spend time gaming with some friends who don’t make it out and about very often.
So to all my friends who will be there: game extra hard for me! And WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!
Good luck! And I’ll get you some new dice. Bwahahahah.
We’ll see if we can score you a shwag bag at least, along with as much free stuff as we can get from the Expo Hall.
Update: Carlton had the idea that anyone who wants to come see me has to have a Gen Con badge. Brilliant!
what about your non-geek friends? I suppose it would keep unwanted family members out…
Are you having the audacity to call yourself a non-geek? 🙂 Grammar nerds are as welcome as gaming nerds!
Maybe Amy can qualify if she wears a lab coat and a pocket protector full of mechanical pencils?