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« on: (20:19:04/09-03-10) »
So, some of you are at Dragon*Con this weekend! 

When you get home, let us know how it was!  Did you play Shadowrun?  How was it?  Post some pictures!  Share the con experience with us!

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« Reply #1 on: (21:08:34/09-03-10) »
Couldn't make it this year (between moving and tuition), but trust me...Dragon*Con is something that can't properly be shared over the internet.   ;D

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« Reply #2 on: (21:15:22/09-03-10) »
Couldn't make it this year (between moving and tuition), but trust me...Dragon*Con is something that can't properly be shared over the internet.   ;D

That makes Dragon*Con almost sound like a communicable disease.... which giving the cold I picked up at Gencon might not be far from the truth. :)
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« Reply #3 on: (21:35:05/09-03-10) »
As someone who's a multi-year veteran of both, I describe GenCon as a gaming convention, with costuming and celebrities on the side, at maybe a 4:1 ratio, and I describe Dragon*Con as, functionally, the opposite.  I'm the weirdo of the Cobra 21st Infantry -- http://www.cobracares.com/index.htm -- because I actually go play the RPGs and wargames and stuff.  A large percentage of D*Con's population just go there to mill around, look and (and show off) costumes, and sit in on the occasional panel.  And get very drunk.  The whole time.  Like, a buddy of mine walks around with a "mobile bar" backpack full of colorfully mixed drinks and just sprays alcoholic beverages into anyone who asks for some, drunk.  It's basically one giant costuming party with a few other things going on in a basement somewhere.

While it's (theoretically) possible to tell someone about all the cool games they played and stuff, that's such a small part of the D*Con experience that the best answer is, in my opinion a Google Image search.  It's a little like Mardi Gras that way.  You still won't get ALL the fun, but at least you'll get to see some fun...uhh...costumes.

Both D*Con and GenCon together, just a few weeks apart?  Makes for an awesome end to summer break, by the way.   ;D

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« Reply #4 on: (21:38:26/09-03-10) »
I haven't been to Dragon*Con, but from everything I've seen, it's more of sci-fi/fantasy "industry" show than a gaming con. They get a lot of the big stars down there, way more than GenCon even dreams of.

Thing that's weird is that PAX is scheduled same weekend as Dragon*Con this year. That would probably skew the Critias' ratio even further away from the gamers this year.

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« Reply #5 on: (22:03:11/09-03-10) »
So Bull nice shiny new forums looks cool can we get you back over on Dumpshock though??
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« Reply #6 on: (06:45:32/09-04-10) »
We will be going today. This is my first time at the con.

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« Reply #7 on: (13:37:25/09-04-10) »
We will be going today. This is my first time at the con.
Have a blast!

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« Reply #8 on: (20:38:02/09-04-10) »
Dragoncon was a blast. Took some pictures. The first is the wife at the Catalyst booth Talking to Brent Evans. Then the second was these two guys in front of us at line.

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« Reply #9 on: (21:12:17/09-04-10) »
Awesome.  Brent's a good guy.  Hopefully he's having a good time!

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« Reply #10 on: (22:38:54/09-04-10) »
I keep thinking I should go one of these years, but it never seems to work out.

Ahh well, at least the new books got there.
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« Reply #11 on: (19:45:21/09-05-10) »
It must be good my friends aren't answering their phones lol
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« Reply #12 on: (03:31:12/09-06-10) »
I am hoping to hit multiple conventions in 2011. I sat them all out this year.  :'(

RL can be soooo intrusive!

Of course, I could work at the last few kinks in my time travel machine and go back to hit all the conventions I have missed!  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: (17:56:56/09-06-10) »
You get the time travel machine working let me (Quitely of course) we'll fix more than your missing this years cons.  :P
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« Reply #14 on: (18:06:35/09-06-10) »
No paradoxes though!
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