Okay catching up.
Life (as usual), and that four letter word called "Work" has kept me in a constant flux of travelling and dealing with one nuclear priority after another.
Due to issues with my job, I was unable this year to take PTO to do the full four days of Gen Con, and instead had to deal with just going on Sunday, (which in itself worked out very well.)
So it was with adventure (and buying) in mind that I headed off to Gen Con....
|A beautiful Sunday morning as I find parking very easily. A whopping two block walk away. Long term convention attendees take note....|
And there was stuff to be had....
|The badge lanyard was well done and extremely popular this year.|
|Oh yeah! The old PCE, and you know what Jack Burton always says.....|
So while wandering around, I got a couple of pics of the Dwarven Forge set up.
|Front of the DF Castle...|
|And the back side of it... (the flames are illuminated by LED's)....|
|Some of the village detail from the DF set....|
And then as I was walking through the place, I found the LFG area, and "The game"....
|The banner beckoned to me like a harbor light in the fog....|
|And soon it was in my hands. For some odd and strange reason, this game REALLY appeals to me. And yet, none of my friends seem surprised....|
|Plus I got a free game, "Dicks and Krakens". Hmmm....|
|Legendary Realms is based out of NY, and they sell dungeon style items that are compatible with DF. It's not as high quality but can do for those in an economic pinch. Plus they have some cool things, and I will be getting some items from them soon.|
|It always seems to happen...whenever I take a selfie, there's always a photobomb....Oh...my...GAWD!!!!|
|And the latest Chessex catalog, (Which stole my saying...harrumph!)...|
And of course I got dice for my wonderful wife (Gawd bless her!):
While making my way around, I ran into the combined Pulp Miniatures/Crocodile Games booth, and of course met up (again) with that suave fellow, Mr. Bob Murch...
|Two dashing fellows with their hats....|
Bob had brought along his setups for his "Cthulhu 28's" and his "Flint N' Feather" line. The small boxed dioramas looked amazing, and I decided to get some pics.
|Set #1 is a 10 piece set of Arkham Investigators. I love how he uses the word "Investigators" instead of what they truly will be...victims....|
|The second one, "Masters of The Deep" shows off his "Deep Ones"...|
|A close up of one of the "Deep Ones". A nice sculpt and paint job brings the nastiness out in this thing...|
So being the naturally supportive person that I am of all things good, I went ahead and picked up both sets to show my support.
Not bad if I do say so myself.
Then I wandered over to the shared side of the booth with Crocodile Games, and grabbed this...
|Maybe I can use this priest for Yul Brynner...hmmmm|
|And of course I HAD to have "The Evil Emperor"....I'm thinking of a name for him along the lines of something like "Veryus Nastyus" or something like that.|
And Crocodile even threw in a FREE Amazon Archer figure!
My wife had also wanted some of the Cactus minis that Bob and Pulp Figures put out, so I picked her up a pack. (Note for those of you out there: The "correct" plural of cactus IS "Cactuses", and NOT "Cacti", however Cacti can be used and is accepted. - Yes we had a discussion about this.)
And as for myself, I picked up a pack of the "American Cowboys" from the Mexican Revolution Range.
An observation about Gen Con this year.Each year Gen Con grows in size. The convention keeps getting bigger and bigger and the staff have done an amazing job. It's now spread to beneath the the Lucas Stadium into the Exhibition area there. This year Gen Con made the aisles in the Dealers Room a lot wider and thus there was less traffic stoppage and backpack incidents.
What I also happily noticed was that there were A LOT MORE miniatures dealers and vendors than I remember seeing in a long time. For us mini guys this is a good thing as with minis, also comes all the scenery and terrain, and fun stuff that goes with it. Let's hope that they continue to come to Gen Con and show us all of their goodness!
One of the highlights for me of this convention was the Thursday night get together at "The Greek Islands" with Alex Bates, Bob Murch, and Dave McKay. Being the welcoming soul that I am, I decided to give Alex and Bob, a "Welcome to Indy" gift, consisting of a copy of Gutshot and a blister clam shell pack of our "La -Vaquera"-Tequila Girl figure.
It was well appreciated.
And of course the excellent photo of us as the entire restaurant emptied itself out as we wandered in...
Good food, good times, good people.
|And a great pic of myself and the legendary Mr. Alex Bates... We are such devilishly handsome guys, aren't we?|
This was my sixth Gencon, and I am glad that I made it. I plan on going next year to the 50th.
And more is on the way, including some photos of my July-August mini stash that I purchased.