22 May 2016

Road Trip to GenCon!

As most of you know by now, I've been writing for PinkFae for several months. This wonderfully progressive gaming site is in the process of becoming even more respectable and noteworthy, as the director intends to apply for non-profit status. To that end, I've been given the title of 'senior writer,' as well as a stack of business cards (which I've been passing out like candy, sheerly for the novelty of it). In fact, the director wants me to go to GenCon.

I applied for a press pass under the PinkFae banner, and was issued one. And last week, a friend and I booked a hotel together. Since the Dork Wife will not be attending (she is, after all, not as obsessed with gaming as I, and she looked into other attractions in the Indianapolis area, and decided that she was not interested in doing anything else there whilst I was at the convention), I needed to find someone to go with me so that I'm not making the 12 hour drive alone.

At any rate, the hotel has been booked and paid for, so this is something that is going to happen.

I'm pretty excited about it, although I also feel like I'm a bit in over my head. At this point in my life, the only convention I've attended is the Tulsa ComicCon, which is not exactly what one would describe as a real convention. From what I'm given to understand, it's much smaller than most of the big ones, like the San Diego Comic Con or the Chicago ComicCon. I believe it's grown since I attended, but when I was there, there weren't a lot of booths, and those that I did see often looked... sketchy.

Anyway, the point is, I'm not at all sure what I'm getting myself into. I plan to mostly try to gain information to use in writing articles for these two blogs. But even so, I would greatly appreciate any advice or suggestions anyone has to give. What should I expect at this massive event? What should I try to do?

I thank you all greatly in advance, and I look forward to meeting you back here again next week. Until then,

Game on!

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