After seeing a post last year my buddies and I wore them but only saw a few folks on the bandwagon. Anyone doing it this year?
It's funny - I was actually debating whether or not I wanted to do this on opening day. Gen Con is basically my version of going to Hawaii so I thought it might be fitting.
I'd be down to try this if other people are on board. Maybe have an informal meet-up of some kind? :)
I'd be in.
My first time going was last year. Didn't even know this was a thing lol. I wore Hawaiian shirts 3 out of 4 days just cause they're comfy. I'm down.
Had no idea it was a thing, but unless I"m in costume I pretty much always wear a hawaain shirt so... :P
Never heard of this, but I'm in!
Yep, Saturday is Hawaiian Shirt day!!! It is a thing and a way to remember Gary Gygax
With respect to those who may have originally started this, let's keep it going.
Looking forward to seeing all you lei'd back Lords and Ladies on Sat!
Hawaiian Shirt Saturday it is!
Does anybody have a preferred meeting time or place on Saturday? You know, the costume parade is taking place at 3:00 PM in front of Exhibit Hall A.
I can hold up a giant sign that says "HAWAIIAN SHIRTS ASSEMBLE!" and bring a megaphone so I can be as obnoxious as humanly possible.
I love this! Am a first time GenCon attendee, didn't know this was a thing. Would love to join in but will be in cosplay. Will see if the bf will participate though :)
Whohoo! More additions to our comfy/colorful raiding party.
Thanks to trace_sl for info on the meaning.
Let's see if we can really make a good showing for the 50th!
Who decided this was a thing? Not that I am suggesting anyone has (or lacks) the authority to do so, but considering how fervently I always read Gen-Con information online (well O.K., other than last year) I am confused that I have never heard of this before. Particularly as my group all wore matching Hawai'ian shirts in 2004, and on Saturday no less. Doubt it would have come up before Gary's death though, huh.
As to who, yes, it was, I that said "Saturday is Hawaiian shirt day!" I was about to post it again, until I saw this thread, made me smile in enjoyment. But really, it was gamers that like Hawaiian shirts and did not like being in a sea of black, that started this. :) Oh, this year is special as we are "Going Hawaii", as in 5 O baby! :) That is a saying people that reach 50 say.
I am in, Hawaii 5 0!
Love the tie in to 5 0.
Keep spreading the word.
We're only supposed to do it on Saturday?
Man have I been screwing up.
I'm not sure all of my shirts count as Hawaiian, but most of them are cut in that style.