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It’s Almost Time for GenCon 2016


Yes, I’ve been notably absent from my blog lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been scheming and plotting my nerdy summer adventures. Perhaps scheming and plotting isn’t the best description. Either way, today my daughters’ GenCon badges arrived and suddenly The Best Four Days in Game are almost here.

It seems to sneak up on us every year. We order badges for the girls, get our press passes, and schedule the epic D6 Generation Play by Mob event months before GenCon. Heck, it’s usually still freezing cold here in New Hampshire, so it’s hard to imagine August even existing.

Yet, here we are in July and today’s badge arrival reminded us all that GenCon is happening and it’s happening next month. I’m not sure who is more excited this year, me, Russ, or the girls.

We are unfortunately having to cut our GenCon adventure short due to the complexities of planning around work and the rest of our lives, but we are definitely not missing out. Early on, we asked the kids how badly they wanted to go on the off chance that they would not be interested this year.


Yeah, don’t ever ask your kids if they’re not interested in spending several days playing games non-stop into the wee hours of the night with nothing but junk food to fuel them through until morning. They will look at your with something akin to abject horror and you will have to backpedal quickly before their little heads explode.

To make it all work, we’re doing things a little differently this year. Instead of spacing out the drive and making it two days each way, we’re doing it in one, crazy, long, stretch from New Hampshire to Indianapolis. If we all look a little bleary-eyed, now you know why.

I told a couple of friends about my crazy GenCon plans and they looked at me like I was insane. “Is it even worth it?” one asked. I thought about it for about half a second before I told her that it is absolutely worth it. It’s worth the rush, the long drive, the sleep deprivation, and possibly slightly cranky children. It’s even worth the cranky husband.

One does not simply skip The Best Four Days in Gaming.

See you at GenCon!


One Response to “It’s Almost Time for GenCon 2016”

  1. Pgil says:

    ill see if I can have coffee on stand by for you.
    So looking forward to it this year, be awesome to catch up, drive safe. See you in 4 weeks, and happy gaming.

    P.s. I cannot imagine Russ ever being cranky at Gen Con… EVER!

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