Gen Con: Coming Out Party

In just two days, I will be traveling to Indianapolis for Gen Con. I have never been to the convention before, so I am thoroughly excited to see first-hand what the experience is all about. I am relying on the wisdom of my elders, sage advice of veteran gamers and local sources in Indy to prepare myself! I am scheduled for a few specific events but my primary goal is to meet as many people as possible that I have “met” through the construction and maintainance of this blog over the past 18 months. If you would like to spot me at Gen Con, my picture is below.

My hair is a bit longer now; but this is me at the fine Saint Arnold’s Brewery.

It is my hope to post some thoughts about the experience throughout the week, but I will certainly be tweeting pictures and other random tidbits from the convention. If you are going as well, then here are some specific places to find me throughout the week:

  • Sorcere & The Clawrift – D&D Next Playtest (Thursday at 10AM) [Location: ICC: 134-138]
  • D&D Next: Creating the Core (Thursday at 1PM) [Location: ICC: 139]
  • West Wall – Drow Adventure (Thursday at 4PM) [Location: ICC: 134-138]
  • D&D Next: Monsters, Magic Items and DM Mischief (Friday at 10AM) [Location: ICC: 139]
  • D&D Advice Live from the Tome Show (Friday at 6PM) [Location: Crowne Plaza: Victoria Stn C/D]
  • Behind the DM Screen LIVE (Saturday at 7PM) [Location: Crowne Plaza: Pennsylvania Stn C]

I hope to spend some time painting a miniature or two, play in some impromptu sessions and try out new games that I’ve yet to experience; so far, I’ve stuck primarily to Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition and a bit of the D&D Next Playtest. Also, I’ll be joined by a friend who is attending the conference to dive headfirst into all things Magic: The Gathering. I have not played MtG much but I’m sure I will find myself learning more about the hobby and playing a few games (and most likely losing all of them). My friend has a small online store dedicated to Magic: The Gathering items for those interested in such endeavors.

If you are a reader of the blog and attending the conference, then I hope to see you there! And if you are a previous Ego Check participant, then I will be searching for you to bestow a ‘thank you’ gift.

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The Id DM is a psychologist during the weekdays. He DMs for a group of fairly loyal and responsible PCs every other Friday night. In the approximate 330 hours between sessions, he is likely anxious about how to ensure the next game he runs doesn't suck.
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6 Responses to Gen Con: Coming Out Party

  1. Thanks for linking to my post on DoingIndy.com! If interested, join us for the tweetup at Georgia Street on Saturday, 1230pm-2pm. We’ll be podcasting from that location and tweeting with the hashtag #GenConTU. Would love for you to join us!

    • The Id DM says:

      Sara,

      You are most welcome. I may have free time on Saturday and might just do that. Thank you for the invite! Where is a good “local dive” place to eat and/or have a drink or two?

      • d suter says:

        Smooth, but you are wearing a retro star wars t-shirt. My guess is she never got back to you on the drink or two.

  2. Mike Lawhorn says:

    I’m a reader who would, at the very least, love to say “hi” at GenCon … you can hit me up on Twitter @kosovodad, especially if you need an extra player at some point.

  3. Pingback: Ego Check: Mike Mearls, Senior Manager of Dungeons & Dragons Research and Design Team | The Id DM

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