Some Reflections on GenCon

A little late, but here’s some of my reflections on GenCon:

There’s a lot of people in the world

As can be read in this blog post, I regularly underestimate the people that exist on planet earth.11800413_496624770503003_48139903293247429_n

Not just that, but each of them has their own dreams and projects that they’re working on. Seeing so many games out there, and gamers even, just trying to understand the ideas that each of them represent is pretty daunting. It kinda frustrates me how vague I’m being about this, but I think that’s as far as I’ve processed for now.

I’m conceding the “hardcore arms race”

Cosplay, competitive gaming, pushing through lines of people–these are things you see happening at conventions. They’re also things that look like very hard work. As lazy as I am, I think I’m ok with not worrying about looking or being “hardcore”. That’s not to say that I don’t like a good competition, but I think I’m ok with not being as passionate as everyone else. I like games, I like meeting people to play games, and I like making games–I don’t think I need anything more than that to be at a games convention.

Posting was a success

There was about 3 times as many views on my convention posts as I normally get. Even a few weeks after, I’m still getting more traffic that before. This could be attributed to a few factors:

  1. Many of you found my posts during GenCon
  2. Pictures draw attention
  3. Y’all don’t like the lengthy format of my typical posts

So with that in mind, have a random picture:

Screenshot of Smash Bros for Wii U.

After coming back from the convention we’d often fool around in Smash Bros. This pic commemorates successfully making a hydrant stack with 7 players.


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