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Inquisitor Tremayne
07-23-2007, 10:20 PM
As the title asks, who's going?

I, unfortunately have to work. Stupid work!

PhishStyx
07-23-2007, 11:45 PM
I live far away, and it costs too much.

Farcaster
07-24-2007, 12:11 AM
I thought about it, but by the time the thought crossed my mind, it was too late to plan for. And trust me, I'd love to be going since my mother-in-law is going to be in town and staying with us for two weeks during that time frame.

Grimwell
07-25-2007, 12:58 AM
I'm going, and my company is throwing a party at a bar. You are all welcome to come.

Skunkape
07-25-2007, 06:28 AM
I hope to go next year, because I really didn't plan on going this year, but I'll probably take my wife too. She isn't really a gamer, but I enjoy her company, so it won't be a bad thing to take her. I might even be able to get her to play some as well, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.:D

My plan, which I'll start in August is to put away about $100 every week or two in a GenCon fund. That way, I'll have plenty of cash available for next year.

Warp
07-27-2007, 12:32 AM
Alas no, given geographic constraints.

But PAX! Oohhhh.... I can't wait for PAX! :D


I used to live in Columbus, OH and attend Origins - which was always fun. I never quite knew what to do with myself once I go there though..

Skunkape
07-27-2007, 07:10 AM
Alas no, given geographic constraints.

But PAX! Oohhhh.... I can't wait for PAX! :D


I used to live in Columbus, OH and attend Origins - which was always fun. I never quite knew what to do with myself once I go there though..

I think you've got the same kind of distance problem that I have Warp, except in the opposite direction!:D

Warp
07-27-2007, 10:32 AM
I think you've got the same kind of distance problem that I have Warp, except in the opposite direction!:D


Looks to be the case! I really just need to get to work on figuring out teleportation!

Rain_Spider_08
07-27-2007, 11:16 PM
I thought about it, but by the time the thought crossed my mind, it was too late to plan for. And trust me, I'd love to be going since my mother-in-law is going to be in town and staying with us for two weeks during that time frame.

Ouch... :( I'm not going either, I had never even heard of gencon till I browsed around the sister of hack site to see them talking about it. Even if it was in my power I doubt I'd go, none of my friends are gamers and I hate going to social gatherings alone.

Skunkape
07-30-2007, 07:31 AM
Looks to be the case! I really just need to get to work on figuring out teleportation!

Just make sure that your transmission chamber is empty of any extra insects or whatever prior to the teleportation process and you'll be fine!:D

PhishStyx
07-30-2007, 07:52 PM
Ouch... :( I'm not going either, I had never even heard of gencon till I browsed around the sister of hack site to see them talking about it. Even if it was in my power I doubt I'd go, none of my friends are gamers and I hate going to social gatherings alone.

You should check out a few local gamer conventions to see if you like it.

Game cons are all about getting to play. I prefer to try new games that I wouldn't normally get to play, but you can also sit in on "living" style games that happen year after year with a continuing storyline.


This past weekend at Ottercon in Lynchburg, for example, I played three sessions of a supers game that has been on-going for many years. Plus, I also played a session of Serenity.

On the other hand, neither of my games, Conspiracy X or Crimson Twilight happened at all. I suspect if I'd labeled them "Ravenloft" or "Greyhawk" or something, I'd have had people lined up going out the door.

Grimwell
08-09-2007, 01:46 AM
As noted before, my company is throwing a party during Gen Con. Here are the relevant details that can be found at this web link (http://eq2players.station.sony.com/news_archive_content.vm?id=1266&section=News&locale=en_US):

As part of the festivities for Gen Con in Indianapolis, Sony Online Entertainment will be hosting a Meet and Greet for those of you in the area. Join us at Jillian's on August 17th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Food and drinks will be provided, along with entertainment and fun.

Address: 141 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: 317-822-9300
E-mail: ecindianapolis@jilliansbilliards.com
Web Site: Jillian's (http://www.jilliansbilliards.com/club_detail_E.asp?club_id=34)
Distance from Monument Circle: 0.27 miles

Even if you don't play online games, if you are going to be at Gen Con I demand that you stop over and say "Howdy" or whatever passes for a greeting in your locale. :)

Demon's Tears
08-11-2007, 09:12 AM
I'm going to be at Gen Con for all of Thursday! ^__^ This is my first time attending. I wish I could stay for all 4 days, but moneys kinda tight right now.

Grimwell
08-11-2007, 05:43 PM
You picked a good day to hit it if this is your first time and you only get one day. Everyone still has energy on Thursday! ;)

Demon's Tears
08-13-2007, 08:53 AM
That's why I thought it'd be the best day. Plus I can (hopefully) avoid some of the crazy weekend traffic in Indy.

Grimwell
08-14-2007, 02:08 AM
Indy does not have traffic. Indy is a nice little town that is easy to explore and fun. :)

Be sure to book more time than you expect in the Exhibit hall. It's very easy to get lost doing demos!