Gen Con Review

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The first two days of Gen Con are done and we’ve got lots of photos and video (as well as quite a few purchased items), but with a crap internet connection we’re not even going to try to upload anything.  But here’s our general thoughts of the show.

  1. It’s been about 11 years since I’ve been to a Gen Con and the professionalism has improved as well as the size of the show.  The card and miniature gaming area alone is the size of most show floors.
  2. Vampires are out and Zombies are in.
  3. Cthulhu is getting popular again based off of the games based on H.P. Lovecraft’s famous creation.
  4. I still don’t get LARPing.
  5. Card games look like they’ve settled into pretty set markets.
  6. There’s tons of great board and non-collectible card games that no one knows about.
  7. Kilts are in.  Cross dressing might be too, based on a large volume of gender bending folks walking around.
  8. Booth babes are present but not needed.
  9. The women have taken their foothold in the game industry based off of action we saw at various booths.
  10. Gen Con is still the best 4 days of gaming anywhere.

Expect a lot of coverage starting Monday, and maybe some from the floor updates from our iPad, as well as a pretty big announcement.

If you’re at the show, feel free to attempt to track us down and say hi!