ICv2.com reports that Gen Con (the long-running summer games convention) will remain in its current home in Indianapolis through 2010. While I might long for a return to Milwaukee, the convention’s home for 17 years (and my own birthplace), Indy’s been a great venue for the show, so this is all good news. Fewer moves for the show means more stability and a better chance to keep growing and growing, the way it has under Peter Adkison’s excellent stewardship.
This summer will mark my 25th Gen Con in a row. When I was a kid, my father would drive me and my pals out to the show in the morning, drop us off, and come back and pick us up in the evening. We had an absolute blast, and I got hooked for life.
I’m going to have to come up with something fun to celebrate that milestone. For my 20th year (which coincided with my birthday on the Saturday of the show), I held a party that became the basis for the Diana Jones Award ceremony every year since. Should that be enough, or should there be something more? Hmm.