Top 5 Things I Learned at GenCon

I could write a ridiculously long post about the awesomeness of GenCon…but I’ll spare you the non-interesting awesomeness that was my weekend. Instead, here are the highlights.

5. Puzzles can be challenging. And occupy four days of your life.With 20 puzzles and 96 hours, I was able to solve almost 15 of the 20. (Okay, and I did some other stuff too.) <Okay AND Brian helped.> Here’s an example. Can you figure this one out? The final answer needs to be a 9 letter word or phrase.

Twister Puzzle GenCon

Twister Puzzle: Solve it first, and I’ll send you a prize. Seriously.

4. Buying games super cheap is joyful.

Rio Grande Games for the win

Rio Grande Games does this SUPER fun sale thing where he tells you how much $ to give him and then you get a game!

3. Gamers are hardcore. I know this because 1. By Saturday night, you could definitely tell at the dance party that many of these people had not showered since Thursday. 2. New games premiering at GenCon are sold out within minutes. 3.I know for a fact that some of the tournament-players didn’t eat for the 12 hours or so that they were in tournaments. I’m sorry, but if I had done a tourney, you bet your ass I would have been texting Brian, “Need. Food. Bring. Pizza.”

2. Firefly: The Game is fucking amazing. And if we had gotten there before 10 on Thursday, we STILL might not have been able to buy it. Because of #3. But that shit is amazing. And it will be pre-ordered. Because I NEED it.

Firefly: The Game

Firefly: The Game

1. I posted this on Instagram and probably Twitter…but it was late at night and you probably didn’t see it. The difference between gamers at a bar and…well…anyone else?

Gamers/nerds form queues (lines) instead of just crowding the bar. So people like me (who are pushy, have tits and flash $20 bills at bartenders) have to wait longer, but there is an ordered system that makes the OCD people (also apparently like me) happy.

Nerds form lines at the bar

Nerds form lines at the bar

Also, I’m collecting Star Wars cosplayers. It’s a collect them all game. Once it’s complete, I’ll show them all off…but this weekend? I found Chewy.

Chrissy and ChewbaccaDouble also: I may or may not have “interviewed a Dalek.” You’re welcome. (Expect that later this week.)

 

 

 

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Live Blogging from the Car…Because Brian Doesn’t Like to Talk Before Noon

We’re on our way to Gen Con. And I’m bored. So the plan is to live blog from my phone (so please excuse typos and autocorrect) until we get there. Or the vertigo kicks in. One of those.

Got any pressing questions for me? Readysetgo. (This won’t work without your participation, so help me out.)

Dressing up: I thought about doing it, but 1. Figured I’d go as myself and more importantly 2. Was too lazy to dig through Halloween boxes for one of my costumes.

I NEED a car this obnoxious:

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Wheelie Sneaks: nope, not wearing them…I don’t like wearing them for long periods of time, and that’s what gen con is…so comfy sneaks and sandals for me.

BTW, does anyone else hate the new Google maps app?

When road trips consist of flatlands and sky, we play my favorite game…find the penis shapes.
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Find anything?

So it’s now after noon. I know this because Brian started talking to me. “We’re coming up on the field of giants.” Referring to the crazy amount of windmills in this area. It’s actually scary impressive at night…like the last time we went to gen con and it was like 11 when we passed this spot.

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