Adepticon: A Nerd’s Pilgrimage

lotr2Howdy everyone, Severus here.  I have been listening to a backlog of podcasts recently.  I tend to stay up on a few of them; others I sort of listen to in binges (I wonder when CNN will do an article about podcast binging).  Anyway several of them had their adepitcon coverage in them.  It got me thinking, maybe I should make the pilgrimage.

Short back story.  I go to the same professional conference every year.  It is held in the first week of august at a rotation of cities.  It is always a great trip for me.  I learn tons of new information, network with colleagues, meet new people, see old friends, and explore a new city.  In short, it is a great experience that I am glad I took the plunge on 5 years ago to try out.  Side note: that means next week I will not be on the blog; I will be off learning.

Anyway, I figured if I like my professional convention so much, a gaming convention would be that much more awesome.  Now, I could do a smaller “con”.  There are multiple around the Baltimore area.  Nothing that gaming focused though (to my knowledge).  I have always been of the mind of go big or go home.  So, adepticon.

I have heard a lot of things about it.  It’s huge, there are tons of cool products in the hall, the players can be great.  All the internet personalities are there.  There is always something to do.  You can find awesome guys to have pick up games with.  The list goes on, and on, and on.

So, Shorereaper and I are going to put that to the test.  We are still waiting to see what registration and the hotel room will cost.  So, barring this adventure being out of our budgets, expect to see us there.  For better or worse it will be an experience.

Personally, I would like to o a few things.  I really want to take a painting class or two.  On blending, because I suck at that.  I want to play in some organized event.  Probably not a multi-day tournament, more likely a single day event.  Fantasy or 40k depends on how my comfort level with the fantasy rule set is.  Right now, I would be down right embarrassed to play in a fantasy tournament.  40k on the other hand I feel comfortable with.  Playing in an event might be the push I need to finally finish one of my armies (painting wise).

That about wraps it up for me today.  Have you ever been to a gaming con?  What was your experience like?  Any tips for a couple of first timers.  Remember, I will be out next week, but I leave you in the capable hands of Shorereaper.  Until then this is Severus saying have a good one and take it easy.

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    • Every year they have more and more events and I have to say it is more of a convention then a tournament (3 yrs ago it was all focused around the 40K GT and 40K Invitational with a few other games systems being played). This year they are up to 8 game systems (Infinity, Malifaux, WM/H, blood bawl, fantasy, 40K, X-wing, FoW) and almost everyone has multiple events. They keep adding seminars (I’m looking forward to the green stuff seminar that was added this year) and a painting completion that feeds the crystal brush. They have a vendor hall and this year are starting to add a demo area.

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