Dear Folks at GenCon: I Hate You All

Yes, you, posting all the heart-achingly awesome pictures, and you posting the detailed synopses of seminars I wish I could attend but can’t because I’m stuck here in New Jersey with 95 degree heat and 95 percent humidity. And you, playing all those great games, and you strolling through the dealer’s area the size of a football field, and you talking to those giants in the industry. It’s been more than a decade since I’ve been to a GenCon (it was in Milwaukee the last time I was there, which should give you an idea of how long it’s been!), and I find myself really wishing I could be there.

Yeah, I’m talking to you, and you, and you, and you, and you, and you, and you, and you, and everyone else who’s there instead of me. Maybe next year I’ll be able to be one of you, but for now, I’m not, and I hate you all.

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Wargamer and RPG'er since the 1970's, author of Adventures Dark and Deep, Castle of the Mad Archmage, and other things, and proprietor of the Greyhawk Grognard blog.

10 thoughts on “Dear Folks at GenCon: I Hate You All

  1. I join with you in hateful solidarity. I've never been to Gen Con. One of these days, I hope to go.

    In the meantime…hate! Hate hate hate hate. HATE!

  2. An unexpected huge brake job took away all my extra money last month, hence no Dexcon for me. Gencon is on my agenda next year, and if something like that comes up last minute next summer, I think I'll go postal on my car.

  3. Not to rub salt, but wasn't Gail Gygax supposed to be doing an auction this GenCon for the Gygax Memorial Fund?

    What do you supposed was auctioned?

    I feel your pain, Joe. I originally planned to go this year, and personal matters have kept me from traveling. The main one was delayed for another two weeks too, so I'm really kicking myself for cancelling my trip there.


  4. hey man, could be worse…

    I'm in Santa Catarina, I bet you don't even know where it is…

    is in south of Brazil, and yeah, I'm reading the same things that you do, but the chance that next year I'll be able to go is the same as this year: zero


    let'em burn in hell ò.ó

  5. I can't attend either this year, nor can any of my friends. To make up for it, I'm running games both Saturday and Sunday. If we can't go to the con, the con shall come to us!

  6. I've got to sit this one out, too. It would be awesome to be able to go, but I can only squeeze in one convention a year and I blew it early in the year.

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