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Off to Gen Con

 

 

My family is off today to Gen Con.  My wife and I began going to this gaming convention in 1986 (My, how the years fly by.)  That year about 5,000 people attended the Convention that was then held in Milwaukee.  The Convention switched to Indianapolis in 2003.  Last year attendance was 61, 423.  As usual I will be hanging out at the game auction along with the other grizzled grognards as we remember historical boardgames of long ago and talk about the latest games.  My bride will be crocheting in the craft section.  My daughter will be participating in True Dungeon, live action D&D.  My son, who is about to begin his final year in law school, will be prowling the exhibit hall looking for bargains.  Hopefully I will not be tossed into the Klingon gaol and if I do, I trust I will not end up in Rura Penthe.

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

12 Comments

  1. You lucky bastard. 😉

    A buddy I play games with semi-weekly is going up there this weekend too. I’m hoping he can find some Monsterpocalypse (greatest miniatures game ever) and I’m always wanting to go to see if I can find some of the LotR hex game and a few others I need to finish out.

    Oh BTW, don, BEST Star Trek game ever? (and by that I mean, MOST like star trek without being too cumbersome to play) ST: Fleet Captains. Play that if you see a game of it somewhere.

  2. How old were your kids when they first went? I’ve been wanting to go, but I’m figuring I’m not getting there until I can at least take the oldest.

  3. Have fun. It looks like it’s Halloween in August.
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    My “old” Boy Scout and fishing buddies and I go to the same sportsmen’s Expo each March.
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    And, at 4AM this Saturday we’re driving off to Maine for a few days of bass fishing, and not a word on Obama, Hillary, or any of other tragic event coming down on our country.

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