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GenCon 2016 – The Best Not Quite Four Days in Gaming

GenCon 2016 was not my first GenCon, but it was without a doubt my most grueling. There was the usual chaos of travel and hotels and gamers, but this year we had to pack it into less than the usual number of days. It had a lot to do with the real world getting in ... More »

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 ... More »

5 Things You Must Do At GenCon

GenCon, held each summer in Indianapolis, Indiana, touts itself as “The Best Four Days in Gaming.” The focus isn’t on video games, but on board games, card games, role-playing games, and miniature wargames. It’s the unplugged game convention and it is a massive affair. You cannot possibly see and do it all, but having just ... More »

Geek Girls Need The Internet Like Fish Need Water

One of my favorite geek girls – @riellygeek You might think, being what one might call a geek girl, that I am surrounded by wonderfully geeky people all day every day. You’d think we hang out enjoying overpriced coffees at the local independent coffee shop while we discuss the latest happenings on S.H.I.E.L.D or how ... More »

What To Do When a Favorite Convention Suddenly Loses Its Luster?

Sad Weeping Angels just broke up with a con. If you’re into anything pop culture, then you likely have been to a few conventions. It could be Star Trek, Star Wars, board games, video games, or just about anything because there is a convention for every one of our obsessions. The big ones like SDCC ... More »

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