Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Question: Cons

GenCon is in full swing and I'm not there again.  Al least I am very consistent.  I've missed every year.  Each year I saw I've got to plan to go, but it just never happens.  But I won't give up, maybe next year I'll take the trip.  But at the same time I think I would really enjoy going to the North Texas Con and the OSRCon.  Crap, now I need to make a list.

My question for this Friday is, what was/is your favorite con that you've experienced?

+Rob Conley and I went to Origins a few years ago and that was fun.  But it was mainly a shopping trip.  We did get to game with +Ken St. Andre, but that was the only game we played.  We were there for about 8 hours.  It took a long time to go through all the vendors.

Probably my favorite con experience was my first.  Somewhere in a mist of the late 80s a group of us went to a con in Butler, PA.  I forget what it was called.  I think there was four of us and we all won some great stuff.  My favorite part was when we enter the Steve Jackson Illuminati game.  There were three of us who joined and there were twelve players overall.  We came in separately.  Sat apart.  And it wasn't until the end that the other players figured out we were working together.  The realization was priceless.  They scrambled to gather together, but it was too late.  We crushed them under our heel.