Just how many people did we see at GenCon?

Every time I go to a convention, I’m always surprised at how many people are there. It’s not that I expect them to be less popular, or for no one to know about the convention, but it’s more along the line that I always sorta underestimate the number of people that actually exist.

The line outside the exhibitors' hall before the doors opened.

The line outside the exhibitors’ hall before the doors opened.

 

It’s like, I keep expecting that the people who are walking by are eventually going to repeat because they’re the only people “programmed into the game”, but (except for the people who are lost) there’s always more and new people. It kinda boggles my mind trying to think about how each one of them has a story related to having (or skipping) breakfast, let alone the rest of their lives.

Also in the lobby were these towers of cards. If you look closely, you can see MTG and Vanguard cards in there too. Word was going around that donors got to rampage through them at the end of the con.

Also in the lobby were these towers of cards. If you look closely, you can see MTG and Vanguard cards in there too. Word was going around that donors got to rampage through them at the end of the con.

Our booth was pretty packed too! As disrespectful as it sounds, by the end of the day, I wasn’t able to recognize the people who came by at the beginning of the day because I had met so many people in between. I’ll be thinking twice next time a customer service employee can’t remember who I was.

One thing I did to cope with the number of people was have friends play their first game against each other. I don’t have to take it slow while demoing, and two people get to learn the game at a time: sounds like a win!

Part way through the Con, to try dealing with the number of people we were trying to demo to, we rearranged the booth to fit in a 4th demo station (behind the games).

YOU HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN MY FINAL FORM

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