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I’ve decided that at the next Gen Con I want to do Donna Noble Cosplay.
Have you heard of PopCon yet? No? Shame on you! Go check out their facebook and give them a like! https://www.facebook.com/indypopcon
Indy PopCon is a popular culture convention that will be coming to downtown Indianapolis in late May 30 thru June 1st of 2014. Formed by a group of (mostly) Hoosiers with over 50 years of con experience, PopCon was created to give the Midwest a new kind of convention.
3 Geek Conventions Next year in Indy, I need to get a second job just to pay for all of these…..Or maybe get a job at one of them…there’s an idea.
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Gen Con 2013: My Con By the Numbers #gencon
This is the second major convention of 2013 where I tracked how far I walked over the four days and how many calories I burned. Just because you’re having fun doesn’t mean you can’t get some exercise too. Here’s the final numbers for Gen Con 2013!
Gen Con is over and it’s back to the real world now. I really can’t think of much bad this year. It was a pretty great con. Everyone and I do mean everyone was extra friendly this year. I really did enjoy that. I’m not generally a social person or go out of my way to help unless I’m in costume. But I like to keep to myself for the most part. However this year I just like a great many others I was helping out anyone who looked like they needed help.
I did notice there were a great deal of first time con goers this year. This is great for Gen Con and it’s future. I hope the trend keeps it up. I also notice there were more families there this year. Which is also a great thing. Gen Con has always touted that it is a family friendly event for all. Plus the future of gaming is in these kids hands. So hey parents you’re doing it right. :p
My games went off well and much better then I expected. I ran Apples to Apples and Disney Cranium. Hopefully I did an okay job GMing them. I’m not very good at teaching games so I went with the two games I knew I could teach to anyone how to play. I’m not horrible at teaching, but if I don’t know a game very well even if it’s a game I play all the time, I’m not always the best with rules. But I do enjoy the group party games at Gen Con. I love watching people with their family and friends and these two games are always good for that.
I need to think about what I’m running next year. I may do Apples again. But to be honest Apples is really hard to play and to run after playing Cars Against Humanity for a full year. The only big issue we ran into with my games was my Friday Apples game. Someone in the hall sent my players to five different spots all across the hall and the rule of thumb is you wait 10 minutes and then take generics. Which I did and then at 15 after the rest of my ticketed players showed up. I did apologize and did tell them I would take their tickets either at a later game or if they wanted to turn them in and use them at a different game that is also okay and I understand. That really upset me though, because I don’t like doing that to players. But I don’t want them to think they can’t turn their tickets in for something else either. Friday was the only issues that we had this. I think they may have had someone new at BG HQ that day. I think next year I’m going to buy a standee to put a sign in for my games, so people can find them easier.
Saturday was the day I did my costume. I thought it looked good. I was kind of disappointed I didn’t have much time to walk around in it. But also disappointed that only 5 people recognized me as Bellosom. But I also didn’t walk around the hall a lot. But the ones that did recognize me, did remind me why I do love costuming, to make someone smile. I had two parents interrupt my game which did bug me a little because I was running it but it’s okay. They wanted my picture because their daughter just loves Bellosom and is going to be really sad she missed seeing it in person. I had this happen a couple times. So that did make me happy to know I was going to make someone happy .
I also heard a couple negative comments about my costume in an offhanded fashion as they passed me. And to you I’d just like to say, I was a flower pokemon I’m not suppose to look flawless so deal with it. We should be nice to everyone in costumes because they do take a lot of work and we don’t know how much time anyone put into their costume. So the polite thing to say is oh your costume is cute and move on or way to go for wearing a costume. Just be positive. If this was my first time cosplaying, I might have been hurt by these comments and I might have stopped because of it. But thankfully it wasn’t and I understand that some people just have to be mean. So to you I want to say thank you for reminding me that I need to say Good Job to everyone in costume regardless if I recognize it or not because costuming is hard work.
Another thing that I loved about the con that I got to watch all 4 days. Was the amazing kindness of Wil Wheaton. I didn’t get to make it over to the Table Top area of the Board Game hall and actually try and talk to Wil. However I did get to watch him run games all weekend, since Table Top was right near our groups area in the hall. So while waiting on my players to get there, I got to watch Wil taking the time to talk to anyone that was up there and playing games with fellow gamers. It was really cool. You don’t see that often people being kind like that in general. So Wil Wheaton though you were there as an attendee thank you for being awesome and kind to everyone you ran into this weekend. I heard it from anyone who actually got to talk to you or ran into you just how kind and cool you were towards them. That means a lot to people and I think that needs recognized.
Other then those two instances I had a pretty great con. In case you didn’t see the costume, here it is:
I’m sure there might be better pics out there. But it was pointed out to me when I got back to the room many people on facebook wanted to see the costume, so we had to do a quick pic. Here is the only other one I took of it:
I think that is it. I do have a few more pics to share here in a little bit. But that is my recap. I hope everyone had a great Gen Con and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year!