I just realized Gen Con was happening (oh how time is all skewed) and started looking at the listings. There weren't many ticketed board games or RPGs (outside DnD) available.
I can still book tickets, a hotel, flights (actually reasonable) but haven't been to one before alone and without a schedule... what are your thoughts on going? Any resources you can point me to help me determine things going on?
Check out the section and threads here on the forum about Open Gaming, which include a number of RPGs. You can also probably show up to many scheduled events with generics and have a reasonable chance of replacing a no-show or being accommodated at an extra table. And of course tons of demos in the vendor hall. Good luck!
I'll look into those :)
Hell yes you should.
And nobody is ever alone at Gen-Con if they are willing to talk to other people doing things they seem interested in! I realize that in and of itself is not always the easiest thing, but your posting style does not suggest you are terribly worried about the "alone" part!
I agree with the other posters above. Between Open Gaming, using generics to fill in for a no-show at ticketed events, and browsing the Exhibit Hall, there's plenty for you to do even without event tickets.
By the way, 100+ new events appeared today for the in-person convention.
Generic tickets may hold special value this year because of Covid. People signed up when cases were load and people were feeling generally safer, but now with cases on the rise I wouldn't be surprised to see quite a few no-shows.
Thanks for all the pointers and guidance. I really appreciate it.
Looks like it will be a fun time regardless!