I apologize from the cross posting, but I figured this was the
way to talk about GenCon. I've got to give a major thank you to
Bart, Daniel, Marissa, John and Scott for their help with
I got there at 2 PM and went to the HQ to get Jared and Marissa's
There was a issue with our badge count because I chose to put
a ZED - Isle of Misfit Events as it would be highlighted. But, it
get factor into our badge counts. GM HQ worked hard to fix that, (big
love to Dana, Dominic and Derek for working with us). We held the Lab
Rabbit meet up which turned quickly into a huge game of "Monty Python
Fluxx" and "Are You the Traitor?"
The Hyatt Ballroom hosted "AYAW?" with some side games of "AYTT?"
Lab Rabbit Meet-Up: 16
The biggest issue was that the area assigned for "AYAW?" was really
spot for the game. We were basically in front of the exits. When we
submit events next, we got to make sure that we get the area in
212, by the escalators.
Fluxx Happy Hour: 26
Treehouse Happy Hour: 0
The "AYAW?" room area was resolved.
Fluxx Happy Hour: 32
Treehouse Happy Hour: 8
Marissa came into town today and helped run both happy hours. The
version was full again, while the Treehouse had limited attendance.
biggest thing that happened was that they had to evacuate the
center. We heard a siren and figure that a game had ended. Then, the
lights came on and a voice told us to calmly leave the convention
We waited around 30 to 45 minutes as the fire department had to be
to look through the center and discover that there wasn't any fire.
Fluxx Happy Hour: 23
Treehouse Happy Hour: 4
It was a huge day of rest. Woke up early to pack up. Got a change
Revolution. Marissa, John, Bart & Daniel & I met to discuss the
convention. We discussed that I could break up what I do as Event
Coordinator into several different roles. This year I collected
ran events, dealt with problems, talked to the event headquarters,
handled vendor relations. Therefore, next year the role break down
be similar to the Top Rabbit, Tournament Director & Demo Rabbits
we have at Origins. I'll work this out on the wiki. Also, we'll
Treehouse Happy Hour to the Looney Happy Hour. We addressed having
something between the 2 to 4 PM slot. We still don't know what yet.
Finally, we are in the Alpha/Beta stage of getting a room to ran
next year. I've been in talks with Steve Jackson Games and their
coordinator, Marc. They seem okay with combining our forces and
room to hold events. We still need to run it past GenCon. Then, it
time to go back into the exhibit hall one last time. I got to demo
Android from Fantasy Flight. After the demo, I left Indy to head back
Lab Rabbit Meet-Up: 5
AYAW? Ribbons: 96
GenCon was an overall success. "MPF" and "AYTT?" were well recevied
the players. The booths that I talked to told me that sales and
were down. Another thing was that we had five booths listed on our
sheet, but there were a good five to ten more that were selling our
stuff, so we were well represented at the con. Finally, a thought
had was that if those who went to GenCon wanted to pool they money,
could possibly get a suite next year. I'll look into that as well.
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