Had things gone by original plan, I’d be in Indianapolis right now, probably just about to sit down to my first game of GenCon. Ultimately I know I made the right choice in cancelling those plans — even last night I was signing and scanning things for my mortgage company, there’s still a good many things in my house not yet packed in boxes, my darling wife is suffering from a nasty summer cold, and today the oil company comes to take a final reading of our oil tank. Flying out to Indy yesterday would have been the height of foolishness, and yet I can’t help feeling the waves of disappointment knowing 40,000 gamers are out there rolling dice without me.
This has simply not been a good year for gaming conventions for me. I barely made it to TotalCon and didn’t make it to GenCon at all. Fortunately HelgaCon was pretty solid, though for some reason it appears I didn’t post a word about it here. That’s very odd. I think I’ll just have to make 2014 the year I refocus on gaming conventions. I just noticed on facebook that TotalCon event submission will start soon. Time to start dreaming up some good stuff to run.