I had a wonderful time at Gen Con this year, packing in as much fun, friends, and games as I could into the five days I spent at “the four best days in gaming.” It started out with the Diana Jones Award party on Wednesday night and wrapped up with a race through the exhibit hall with my son Marty as we tried to jam in as many demos as we could. The many, wonderful, and varied moments between those two posts are still pinging about in my brain.
I hope to have time to do a proper con report in the near future, but while I was gone the toilet in the bathroom over my den overflowed. We have workers in assessing the damage and drying everything out, a process that’s already involved removing about half the ceiling and carpet in the room and raising the blood pressure of our insurance adjuster. Nothing irreplaceable was damaged, and I had my laptop with me on the road, so all my work and data is safe (and I have both automatic onsite and offsite backups set anyhow). Now it’s just a matter of cleanup and repair and figuring out where I can set up shop until it’s all done.
Anyhow, thanks to everyone I met and hung out with at the show, either in seminars or games, meals or bars. You were all wonderful and made my year. I can’t wait to get back to Gen Con again.