This week we get to the convention itself!
As you all know, Eric J Carter is Awesome. In addition to creating the fantastic Undergopher logo and the logo for Sand and Steam, he also created the logo for the Sid Sackson Fan Fest. Here he is with the banner that was hanging proudly while gamers of all generations played some of Sid Sackson’s greatest games.
Now, on to the convention. Our first stop was the VIG hall, a magical place where you can relax, kick up your feet, and enjoy a free beverage while you peruse your latest piece of GenCon swag.
Why, would that be Andrew Mahon of Pulp Fiction Comics and Games sporting an authentic Undergopher t-shirt? Why yes it is. This year he was neither a VIG nor a companion, so we made him stand while we sat in comfort. He tried to complain, but I explained that, as a VIG, I had three “frownie faces” that I could use to vote people out of the convention, and I wasn’t afraid to use ‘em up early.
Moving on from the VIG hall we were escorted to the Dealer hall to enter an entire hour earlier than the rest of the convention goers. I know that doesn’t seem fair to the rest, but I can assure you that it’s awesome for those of us who get to do it, so we hardly mind your jealous glares as we saunter past.
The first few pictures were taken in a mad rush, and this is the only one that came out half decent.
The first stop for the group was the Cookie Fu booth! It’s a fantastic game and I all recommend that you pick up a Battle Royale set and give it a try. I got a shot of the dice for the up coming Death by Dim Sum expansion and the Cthulhu Fu game that they’re also coming out with.
Here are what you’ve been waiting for: shots of the Dealer Hall without the massive crowds. I’m going to split these up over a few weeks.