#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 4: Future Convention Plans

In the past #RPGaDAY events, the four days of Gen Con had questions that revolved around game conventions. This year, there aren't any. So for the next four days, I'll be covering topics about gaming conventions. The one "official" prompt I'm interested in pursuing from this time frame will show up on the 8th. Today, in question form: What are your plans for conventions in the future? While I enjoy Gen Con, I don't see me attending again unless I'm there as part of a company. It's grown too large for me to handle. Last year on Day 14, where the topic was "Should I attend Gen Con?", I wrote a bit about an episode of Ken Hite and Robin Laws' podcast discussing that convention. The takeaway line from that was Ken saying, “I hate to say it, because Gen Con used to be great one-stop shopping for freelancers… I would find it amazing if a freelancer was able to get two words...
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My GEN CON 2016 schedule

I'm not attending Gen Con this year, so I'll be celebrating Gen Can't. Wednesday Night: The Diana Jones Award. I'll be at home, keeping an eye on twitter to see who won. Thursday morning: I'll be in the exhibit hall (Bullmoose, probably the South Portland location) to see what's on display. Thursday evening: A classic sf movie, Blade Runner, is on the big screen! If the wife can make it, we'll be up watching it! Friday evening: It's the ENnies awards! Things I'm up for have been nominated in four categories, but because I'm at home, I'll be dressed up in the finest pair of jeans I can find. Chill's quickstart adventure is up for best free product and Urban Shadows is up for best rules, game, and product of the year. Excited! Friday night: Dungeons & Dragons event R20-EE. We'll see if I TPK the group. Saturday: I'm in on a game of Star Wars: Rebellion with the wife. You can join in at our...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 14: Should I Attend Gen Con?

For #RPGaDAY2015, there's this thing in small print: "Feel free to post something different if you don't have an RPG that matches the description." Given the difficulty I am having coming up with 500 words to determine what an "accessory" is ((Today's real topic: What is your favorite RPG accessory?)) and why it doesn't seem to cover supplements, plus that in my Last Year posts, everyone is currently at Gen Con 2014, I'm going to grab onto that and talk about Gen Con. Specifically, Should I Attend Gen Con in the Future? Gen Con 2015, Day 1: Opening of the Exhibit Hall, courtesy of Gen Con Indy's facebook page. I have been privately debating that question over the past few months. This morning, I think I've made up my mind. No, I won't be attending Gen Con again, unless it's with a company. ((Or, unless it's a vacation with the family. But there's many other places I'd rather visit with a family...
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