Gencon 2013 — Day 0

Not a whole lot to say about our arrival in Indianapolis and the prep for GenCon.

We got into town a little before 1 PM and settled into our accommodations (we rented a house about a mile from the convention center). We then headed over to the ICC (Indiana Convention Center) to set up the FASA Games booth. This only took an hour or so — we don’t have a lot of space.

The hall is HUGE. And when it is being set up it can be kind of hard to navigate.

We grabbed a late lunch, headed back to the house to relax for a little bit, and then went out to the Diana Jones Award. This is an industry recognition award to honor excellence and contribution to gaming. This year’s winner was the web series Tabletop, created (and hosted) by Wil Wheaton. He was there, and thrilled. I (very briefly) got a chance to meet him during the event, and he was very down to earth and gracious.

One quick note, pictures will have to wait for another time. It is not uncommon to forget something in the midst of packing, and we didn’t bring the cable that connects our digital camera to the computer. While we will likely be taking a lot of pictures, there isn’t any easy way for me to get them uploaded here. I may occasionally take pictures with my phone an upload them, but the bulk of the pictures will probably have to wait until next week when we are back in Maine.

As I write this, it is the early morning hours of Day 1, and in a little bit we will be loading up and heading over to the ICC for Day One. I’m looking forward to it.