Tuesday, August 14, 2012

GenConnery

Just roll with it...
Gen-Con 2012 is getting ready to happen in Indy in a few days.  I've been to a few RPG conventions in my day (DunDraCon, Orccon, hell even went to Origins once) but I've never had the desire to go to the Big Daddy of role-playing.  In a way I wish my life would just fast-forward to the following Monday so I don't have to listen to all the folks getting ready, oh boy, I'm taking this and that, let's meet up, etc.  Must be my age but I don't wanna hear it.

I'm not even pretending to be fair about this as I've gone on and on about the North Texas RPG Con.  I seem to have developed a love/hate relationship with the Big G.  There are a few reasons for this:

1. I can't seem to afford it - I went to Origins when it was in San Jose because I was living there at the time and other cons were either affordable or I had a few generous friends to whom I will be eternally grateful for helping me (in some cases 100%) foot the bill (yes, I'm talking about you, Wayne).  But GenCon always seemed juuuust out of my reach, financially.

2. I love my wife, but she seems to take a dim view of my hobby (nothing to do with the anti-Christian thing, she just thinks I'm too obsessed with it).  So I feel that going to one con a year is about as far as I can push it.

3. It's in Indy (or Milwaukee before that).  Taking a plane to a convention used to be too much for me (financially and otherwise).  Most of the conventions I've been to have been at the most 4 hours away.

Anyway, there it is.  If I sound a bit curmudgeonly (or worse, whiny) I apologize.  I'm sure if I ever go I'd probably have a blast but I don't see it happening in my lifetime.  C'est la vie.