There's a reason my avatar is a picture of my dog. ;-)
Or just liking the same silly movie.
I'm curious to see how Cardhalla will work in an online edition... I can see it now: a virtual game to throw coins at the card masterpieces...
why was gen con not simply rescheduled to a later date, as was another large convention
In addition to confirming the cancellation of this year's event, it was announced that Gen Con has extended its contract with the city of Indianapolis for two years, keeping it in Central Indiana through 2026."That's a big deal. That shows that they continue to have confidence in Indianapolis and our city's ability to host and grow their convention," said Chris Gahl, a senior vice president at Visit Indy. "We want what's best for Gen Con in the long term, and that is evident by being able to work with this to cancel this year's show while also putting onto our convention and tourism books two additional years that keeps them safe and sound in Indy."
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Us nerds do forget that only weeks after Gen Con, football (pigskin) kicks into high gear, school starts back up in the Midwest, and the convention center isn't just for us.
Besides, people are already calling for the rescheduled Origins to cancel/delay again. AT WORST, Gen Con kicked the ball far enough away that those fights won't be happening out loud for a few months.
This whole situation has made me stop and evaluate the importance of Gen Con to me.
At age 18, I squeezed into the tiny backseat of a Chevette with another gamer for an arduous 350 mile drive to Gen Con 1986 in Milwaukee. I've never looked back. Since then, I have not missed attending a single one. This year would have been my 35th in a row.
To some, going to a game convention is a brief getaway like a state fair or a renaissance festival. To me, Gen Con is a lot more than that. It's an opportunity to game, yes. But it also represents an annual tradition with my friends. It's a week I don't have to be a dad. I don't have to manage a worksite. I catch up with friends, go out to eat a lot, learn a few new games. It really frames my year to a large extent.
My weekly gaming group keeps track of sessions, who played, what game was played, who won, what was the most popular game of the year, etc. In that calculus, our game year isn't January to December, instead the year is from Gen Con to Gen Con.
Looking back on past Gen Cons, some memorable highlights for me are:
Thanks to all who put it on or help support it. We'll be back.
Lastly, I've never read the forums here as thoroughly as I have this spring. Shout-out to the relentless positivity of so many of you including memorable posts by deathdwarf, lehane, tinabear81 and many, many more. Too many to list. I'd buy you a drink if I could get within 6ft. See you in 2021.
Let's not get sidetracked into politics please. This is about Gen Con cancellation, and questions pertaining to that.
This is not the place for them. There is a whole, wide, internet out there where you can write political threads to your heart's delight. But not here.
This is the way you get posts deleted, if nothing else.
Gen Con, LLC.
Damn, I thought I was on the right side of the argument too. Oh well. I guess there won't be any issue getting a prime hotel room this year. I wonder if anyone's planning a DIY GC in downtown Indy in honor of tradition and to support local business. I would still go to get some tasty Bee coffee!
in 1993 GenCon teamed up with Origins, to keep the convention from cancelling, WHY NOT do anything and everything possible to keep GenCon going? online convention give me a break. people look forward to this all year, states are relaxing restrictions - vacations have been set, now with 70+ days to go - Oh lets cancel with things getting back to normal.