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Subject: I know it's early buuuuut.... WHo's going to GenCon in 2012? rss

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Pete Lane
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It's on my radar... I've been many years helping FFG in various aspects... but this year would be the first time going where I wouldn't have to spend 10 hours a day working. Doesn't hurt that Magic's World Championship is at the Convention this year...

So who's planning on going?
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My better half and I are going. My second time (first was in 1994). Her first time.
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Jeremiah Lee
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I'm going, and I'm forever excited about it.
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I'm anticipating attending as well. Last year was my first time, and can hardly wait to go again!
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David Boeren
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I'm planning to go again.
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I am planning to be there this year.
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Eric Foldenauer
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as long as I can find similar cost saving opportunities, I am in.
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I'm planning on it. I had a great time last year, my first.
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I may go, since my brother and his wife live in Indianapolis. Free accommodation!
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My first time was 2000 and I've made it every year but one since... hoping this will be Lucky #12!
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I went last year. My priorities for 2012 will be BGGCon, then Origins, then GenCon. I doubt I can swing all three.
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I'll be there for gaming and also representing Living Worlds Games with two (3, or 4) games to show of course.
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I'm going!

I convinced my wife to let me get a VIG badge with some of our tax return, and I'll be upgrading her badge as well, so she can have an extra special first GenCon experience! I'll probably upgrade a couple friends too for christmas presents!
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jgilmour wrote:
I'm going!

I convinced my wife to let me get a VIG badge with some of our tax return, and I'll be upgrading her badge as well, so she can have an extra special first GenCon experience! I'll probably upgrade a couple friends too for christmas presents!


Actually, I'm curious if the perks of a VIG badge are worth it? Seems like an extra lot of cash for basically a chill out room and a $10 credit... correct me if I'm wrong?
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I think the features I am most excited about are:
- 1 hour early entrance into the exhibit hall, so I can snatch up some games.
- Reserved hotel block, I don't want to be 8 blocks away from the convention center next year.
- VIG demos and events
- VIG lounge
- Swag bag
- Chill out room.
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jgilmour wrote:
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- Swag bag
...

Is this a quantifiably different swag bag than the peon attendees receive?
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I believe so.
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I am going to Gen Con, and I'm bringing my three oldest daughters with me. The two oldest girls went with me three years ago, but this will be my 13 year olds first Gen Con, and I couldn't be more excited.

I did the VIG last time and will do it again. The guaranteed hotel reservation and access to the VIG lounge were worth the cost. The extra SWAG, premier events, and early access to the dealer hall were also nice.
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jgilmour wrote:


Wow! That's pretty cool. So the hotel block for VIG... how expensive a night? Or are people just pretty much bunking on floors like crazy?

Still not totally sold on the VIG, but if I decide to go all in (since it'll be a long time till I get back), that's the way to go I think.
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I'll be going, and most likely dragging a coterie of friends along. Considering I'll be part of the brick and mortar game retail industry by then, it may or may not be for pleasure as much as business. Here's hoping
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I go every year since 2002... not going to start missing it on my 10th Gencon-iversary.

And it is good to know that Magic World's will be there. Easy to recruit some friends that might not otherwise make it
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Planning on going - will be my 23rd year.
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Going. I live in Indianapolis. It's required. Oh yeah, by then, we'll be recovered from the Super Bowl We're also hosting this year.

After this, our race goes into decline.
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fograsher wrote:
as long as I can find similar cost saving opportunities, I am in.


Gen Con is never a savings opportunity.

It is however the best 4 days of gaming on the planet!
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Brian Lenz
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Yes, yes, I do believe I will be going. GenCon 2012
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