So this is a quick rundown of my experience at GenCon 2008. I'll do it by category since if I did a day by day rundown it would probably get very buddled.
I finally got to meet muawijhe
after talking only online with him for several years. He told me to meet him at the Apophis Consortium booth...and after 2 days of pestering Kassi I finally found him. Honest I'm not a stalker, just nice to have a name to a face. It was rather an awesome to finally fit a face to a name and attitude.
I met several writers as well....all of whom got my fan girl "OMG YOU'RE (Insert name here)" mouseferatu
and Matt Forbeck were among the writers. Many other game developers and musicians were on board, such as Cruciform Injection and darknes
All the people that participated in the Darkness Remembered LARP are awesome too. I never met a colorful bunch of people....some of which included a gay pornstar rat, 4 alphas, an overexcitable shadow lord, a irritated cat, and a raven that takes 20 minutes to explain stuff. All in all it was a fun experience that I will LOVE to continue next year.
I got to demo a bunch of really good games, as well as run a demo of a couple of games (thanks flamesrising
) I will have flash review up of each individual demo eventually but here's the rundown. Covenant, Fae Noir, Zombie Cinema, Evolution, Epic, You've been sentanced, Magic, and several other games.
Got to see Cruciform Injection at the GenCon after party at Radio Radio. I've listened to them for years, but this is the first concert I've been able to attend....and it was worth it! I was completely taken in by their performance. Definately a band to keep an eye on. If you haven't seen their video for Vacant Bodies, go youtube it...like...right now.
Also, congradulations to Flamesrising
for winning a silver Ennie this year!
Also thanks to Matt and Monica for letting me tag along and take up space in the Abstract Nova booth this year. I had a lot of fun...and the 17th floor rocked.