Gencon RPGA and Event help

My wife and I are headed to Gencon for our third time in August. I just got the excel spreadsheet full of events and I'm having the same panic attack I've had for the past two years. I have no idea what to sign up for!

I feel like I'm in a land rush where I'll end up with a small patch of swamp land.

First question: For the RPGA games, can we play with pre-gens above level 1 or will we have to start over? I've only played in enough RPGA games to level my dwarf fighter to level 2. I think the LFR has gone past that by now and I wouldn't want to start left behind. I DM my own weekly game so I'm not really interested in progressing in LFR - just having a good time playing some D&D.

Second question: I'm mainly interested in playing 4th edition games. Which of the games in this spreadsheet should I go after? How do you folks decide?

Any help on how best to select events is greatly appreciated!

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First Post
For LFR, you always start at level 1 and work your way up. But there are no 'level bumps', as it is a living campaign, so there will always be low level adventures to play (so far, there have been adventures for levels 1-4, 4-7, and 7-10...I think gencon will have some for 11-14.

If you only have a level 2 at Gencon, then you could only play the 1-4 level adventures (unless you played enough to level up to 4 and then play some 4-7 adventures).

As to which games in the spreadsheet to 'go after'...I can't tell you the description, determine if you like (or might like) what the adventure theme is, then check and make sure it's running 4th Edition (I'm sure there will be 1st, 2nd and 3(.5) edition games there as well if you want to play in those). The description should indicate if pre-gens are available, or if you should bring a charater, or if characters will be made at the table.

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