GenCon 2010: the Anticipation

In 12 days I will be leaving for GenCon 2010, my 11th GenCon by my counting.  I’m starting to finally really get excited for it.  I went back to my old blog and re-read my summary posts for GenCons 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and a post about all the past GenCons I’ve attended.  It was kind of neat to see how well I’ve documented my experience for the past five years.  This year I expect to be even better — I have a tiny digital video recorder I tend to wear around, and I’m thinking of picking up a small p&s camera to take extra pictures.  I really just don’t want to lug around the giant DSLR in the convention hall.

This year my company is apparently going to have some kind of presence at the convention.  I’m not entirely sure what kind of presence, it’s certainly not going to be a big ass flashy booth, but from what I’ve heard around the office a few of the big wigs are intending to be there.  I’m not sure what that means for me personally.  Probably nothing more than a few minutes chat in the dealers room I expect, unless the lines are really long and I just shy away from them entirely.

Funny thing is, when I try to thing of specific things about GenCon that I’m really anticipating, I can’t come up with much.  There’s no one game that I think is going to be super awesome, no one dealer that I expect to wow me.  I kind of want to check out the auction this year which I’ve never done before, but I don’t really know what to expect from that.  Mostly, it’s really just the atmosphere of the thing that excites me.  I can’t wait to just be there, roaming the halls with 30,000 other people who all love the same thing I love.

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  1. If you want to link to a picture on my old blog, click the “browse” link which shows all the pictures in a grid. Copy the URL of the specific picture you want to link to. I assume the picture in question is this one:

    http://dh.binkystick.com/index.php?action=slideshow&id=1219076385&photo=DSC_0034.JPG

    Something actually looks screwy with that group of pictures actually. All the comments seem to be off by one. The actual comment on that picture, which explains is better, is:

    “Very bad picture of the giant d20 full of dice.”

    What I was actually trying and failing to get a shot of was the giant d20 with a slot in it where people were donating dice. I think it was some kind of Gygax memorial thing, and they auctioned off all the dice? Anyway, I wanted to show a picture of the thing, and somehow that was the only one I managed to get.

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