Will be the 9th for me - missed only 1 year in 10. USed to live in Indiana, now in Charlotte.
For those long-timers, a side question what is your badge number, mine is under #8700. I think the lowest I have seen was like #956 a couple years back.
It will be year 27 for me. I always go to run games and did 15 years working the dealers hall. This year I'm free of that. FREE!
BTW you get in free for running enough games, which is cool.
29 Gen Cons for me 1 in 1983 or 84 and then from 1989 to today. Exhibiting for 14
I've been to every Gen Con since it moved from Milwaukee to Indianapolis, save one:
2003, 2004, 2005; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and now 2016.
Two years at Parkside, 3 in Milwaukee, then I just popped in for a single day at Indy in 2015. Very excited to be able to catch the whole thing this year.
My first was in 1991 and I've been attending each year so that makes it... 26 years this week?
My first was 1979 in Parkside. I loved it there. Great campus. A lot of fun.
In two years I'll celebrate my 40th Gencon in a row.
Grew up in WI, so it was easier. Glad Gygax lived in the great state of WI.
For those who don't know, Gencon stands for Lake GENeva, wisCONsin where Gary was.
Meeting Gary that first year is still a good memory. Times have changed but I still love it.
Started when they moved to Indy. Missed a year here and there. Probably 11 times.
Every year since 2004. This will be my 13th.
This was my 17th Gen Con. Started in '98, skipped '99, attended 2000 through 2014, skipped last year, made it down for about a day and a half this year.