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This Little Thing Called GenCon

In just over 24 hours I will be boarding a plane for Indianapolis, Indiana.  I have absolutely no idea what’s in Indiana.  Really.  I know they have the Indy 500, and I think lots of cornfields.  This is probably completely wrong and it will take about 2 minutes from the time I post this until someone from Indiana corrects my misguided cornfield notion and tells me what I will find in their great state.  (Really, no hate, just a failure to retain what I learned in US History.)

One thing I know I will find, at least through the end of the week is GenCon.  It’s this little gaming shindig with about 30,000 people and it’s fair to say I CAN NOT WAIT!  I don’t think I’ve ever typed a bunch of words like that in caps before on purpose.  But this time I mean it.  If you were standing here in my living room talking to me instead of reading this from the comfort of your own living room, I would be shouting at you and shaking you by the shoulders to make sure you got the full impact of my excitement.

I have never been to GenCon but my husband has and every year he comes back with tales of gaming greatness, of which I am not a part.  This year my brother-in-law graciously offered to watch our kids so I could go, too.  He is a huge WoW addict  player and I even have a picture of him sitting at my kitchen table playing on his laptop with ginourmous headphones that make him look just like Vork from The Guild.   I did not use this picture to bribe him into babysitting.  Honest.

There is so much to do at GenCon that I couldn’t decide what to sign up for in advance.  I got tickets to a few favorites, but mostly I’m just going to be like a happy little bubble, bouncing from one thing to the next without a care in the world.  I’ll definitely be bouncing over to True Dungeon and trying not to kill my party.  I’ll be at The D6 Generation events, too.  And I’ll be checking out The Guild event.  Happy bouncing bubble!  Until I have to pack to go home and realize that I have happily bounced to too many vendors and do not have room in my bags for all the cool loot I am sure to purchase. This may prove to be a problem.  Uh, anyone got an extra suitcase I can borrow?


4 Responses to “This Little Thing Called GenCon”

  1. Amy says:

    Yayy! I can't wait to hear all about it. You have no idea how much I kick myself for not just driving to GenCon when I lived in Ohio. Epic fail on my part.

    Have a great time!

  2. Chronic Geek says:

    Enjoy your time at Gen Con.

    This is our first time and my husband and I are so excited to be going. I have the same kind of plan that you do. I'll be going to a few events each day and then drifting around.


    Yeah, I meant to use capitals on that one too. 😉

    Have a great time and make sure you tell us all about your adventures on the next episode. Make it an extra long one!

  4. Andres says:

    Have a great time… my 2008 experience was AWESOME…

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