Unfortunately this won’t be possible. To avoid errors and miscommunications we won’t be doing Gen Con pickup.
This is great news! Thanks AEG for taking that stance.
I lose respect for a publisher that makes KS based game available to the general public, Gen Con of otherwise, before the KS Backers receive their rewards.
I understand their motivation, maximize exposure and pay for the booth by getting the game out there to create the buzz. Still it is a sleaze practice, unless the publisher explicitly states that selling the game before backers get their rewards will be done while the KS Project is active.
I'm not talking about a handful of copies being produced to get to the reviewers and influencer's. Just making the game available to the general game consumer before KS backers.