So, Gen Con is right around the corner and since I’ll actually be attending this year, I figured that I’d plan a little bit beforehand.
Since I really don’t know what to expect I’ve been moseying around the message boards at board game geek and came across some realizations:
- Gen Con is big. Like 60,000 people and several huge buildings, big. I think that I’m going to take a while to just soak in everything. I also don’t do as well by myself (introvertedness), so I’m also looking for people spend time with or else give myself times to do breaks.
- I need to start registering for events and plan my schedule accordingly. Also on the list is to meet developers, designers, and other awesome people in the business of gaming. Y’know, networking and getting to know people!
- Play games, take a lot of pictures, take lots of videos, play games!
- Buy games and get promos.
So with those goals in mind, it looks like I’ve got some basic planning to do. I would like to go to a few seminars, go to a few entertainment events, and spend some time just playing games in the library/demoing games that developers have brought!
So we’ll see what all happens!
(also, I found this article super helpful in beginning to plan what I was going to do. If you’re starting out, I’d suggest reading it! https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1608123/gen-con-2016-beginners-and-survival-guide)