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GaryCon '22 Planning

Retreater

Legend
It looks like GaryCon tickets are going on sale towards the end of July, so I think it might be useful to plan what's going on. I've seen some posts about special ENWorlder games (with @Rob Kuntz ) and meetups.

I've never been, but it looks like I'm probably driving up from Kentucky - provided I'm able to make it. (Flights seem like they'll take as long as driving.)

Any tips for a prospective first-time attendee (I've attended Origins and GenCon)? What sort of events do they have? What has your experience been? Who is planning on going and what do you plan to do?
 

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It looks like GaryCon tickets are going on sale towards the end of July, so I think it might be useful to plan what's going on. I've seen some posts about special ENWorlder games (with @Rob Kuntz ) and meetups.

I've never been, but it looks like I'm probably driving up from Kentucky - provided I'm able to make it. (Flights seem like they'll take as long as driving.)

Any tips for a prospective first-time attendee (I've attended Origins and GenCon)? What sort of events do they have? What has your experience been? Who is planning on going and what do you plan to do?
There's 5E, 3.5 and a great mix of others old and new, miniatures games, demos (Legends of Wargaming and Legends of Role Playing (created and sponsored and overseen by Paul Stormberg with many people from the Old Times (like my brother, Jim Ward and others) running the vents in those. There are special events over the days at Gary's old house (upstairs RPG OS) and down stairs Sand Table games as part of the LoWG and LoRP. Paul wants me to do one of the main RPG events at the house, maybe two times, haven;t commd on that yet. It's about 800 people so you can;t get lost, but the energy and number and type of events are great and diverse. My understanding is that 5E games occupied about 40% of the table space last con. Pretty big share.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
It looks like GaryCon tickets are going on sale towards the end of July, so I think it might be useful to plan what's going on. I've seen some posts about special ENWorlder games (with @Rob Kuntz ) and meetups.

I've never been, but it looks like I'm probably driving up from Kentucky - provided I'm able to make it. (Flights seem like they'll take as long as driving.)

Any tips for a prospective first-time attendee (I've attended Origins and GenCon)? What sort of events do they have? What has your experience been? Who is planning on going and what do you plan to do?
I'm going. Got my flight already. Also, first time for me as well (coming from the west coast is a bit of travel expense, but I definitely am more motivated to go now).
 


billd91

Hobbit on Quest
GaryCon aligns with my son's spring break so it hits at a convenient time. We had fun the last time we went, so I'm not opposed to going. But the issue is my wife's health. She suffered a bout of COVID-19 in January 2021 and, while the worst of it resolved, she's one of the lucky recipients of long COVID and suffers much like people with chronic fatigue syndrome. She can't walk terribly far and there's often a lot of getting around the resort to get from one game to another. That's our primary issue as far as going/not going.

We've been lucky, historically, in getting a room at the resort. But we'll see this time. It's my understanding the block of rooms becomes available at the same time as the tickets. If so, I'll try to nab one. That will alleviate some of our issues in getting around, but I fully suspect I'll have to rent a wheelchair for the event for my wife.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
Just look for a guy wearing a shirt with this graphic :D

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billd91

Hobbit on Quest
AirBNBs have been exceptionally well priced. There are a lot of them, the town being a resort down, and GaryCon is off season.
Have you had luck with them in previous years? And how has the parking worked for you coming to and from AirBnBs?
 


darjr

I crit!
Have you had luck with them in previous years? And how has the parking worked for you coming to and from AirBnBs?
Parking is tough. They run a lot with buss traffic and I’d take advantage of that.
Ive always managed to stay with folks already set up so I don’t know the details just that it’s the only con I’ve had a whole bedroom to myself with a fantastic view and a brook. And well priced.
 


Parking is tough. They run a lot with buss traffic and I’d take advantage of that.
Ive always managed to stay with folks already set up so I don’t know the details just that it’s the only con I’ve had a whole bedroom to myself with a fantastic view and a brook. And well priced.
The countryside around the area is beautiful even during the winter.
 


Retreater

Legend
My wife gave her blessing (though she's going to jealous). Just gotta get the ok from work (hopefully next week).
Would definitely be down for an ENWorld special game with @Rob Kuntz (and does it get cooler than that, honestly?)
I also would be honored to play games with (or GM for) any of you here on these boards.
 

My wife gave her blessing (though she's going to jealous). Just gotta get the ok from work (hopefully next week).
Would definitely be down for an ENWorld special game with @Rob Kuntz (and does it get cooler than that, honestly?)
I also would be honored to play games with (or GM for) any of you here on these boards.
I love being the stand-in bean counter! That's 3 and counting! Great news, we need to rustle up more! I wish I could game at cons, hah! The cons want me running games all the time. Later!
 

My wife gave her blessing (though she's going to jealous). Just gotta get the ok from work (hopefully next week).
Would definitely be down for an ENWorld special game with @Rob Kuntz (and does it get cooler than that, honestly?)
I also would be honored to play games with (or GM for) any of you here on these boards.

The cool kids all hang out in the Legends of Wargaming room and play CHAINMAIL historical games.
 

Retreater

Legend
The cool kids all hang out in the Legends of Wargaming room and play CHAINMAIL historical games.
I'd be curious to at least watch a Chainmail game. It's a part of D&D history I know nothing about.
I recently found out my father-in-law used to play Outdoor Survival. He thought I'd never heard of it. I got him a complete copy for Father's Day and he's like a kid again.
These old games have power.
 

Kannik

Adventurer
This is just a post to self-remind to work check into attending and playing in a ENWorld special game! And perhaps with a friend in tow!

I'll work this out over the next week or so and be able to give a more set in stone answer. :)
 

Planning on going...hoping to, anyway. There's a lot still up in the air for me. Let's just say having a senior dog isn't easy.

Though I've yet to attend physically, I was all set to go in 2020. I'll add that it's worth going up a level or two for your badge registration, depending on how much you want to spend.
 

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