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Gen Con and RPGA

Huh. Gen Con event signup opened Sunday, and they don't have any RPGA events listed. Apparently WoTC is holding off with the excuse that Gen Con is in Chapter 11, and they're waiting til there's less uncertainty or something?

I wonder what's going on, and if there will be a Gen Con this year. It's time to launch 4th Ed, WoTC has to be there...

Anyway, I found Gen Con housing... but if there's no RPGA there, I'll probably cancel the whole trip. Thankfully I don't have plane tickets yet.


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Apr. 22nd, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I think that the bankruptcy is meant to be a protection against LucasArts and various other entities taking ownership of GenCon.

I think there will be a GenCon and of course WotC would be stupid not to have 4E and LFR start there. So it may just take a bit of time to straighten everything out.

But if the worst happens, then you just cancel your hotel. Still, not getting plane tickets yet could end up costing you if you do in fact end up going what with the rising fuel costs.
Apr. 23rd, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Another theory goes like this: WotC is owned by Hasbro; Hasbro does the toys for Star Wars.

Apr. 23rd, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)



Good theory.
Apr. 23rd, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
I went to GenCon the first year it was in Indy, and was thoroughly unimpressed. After the way everyone talked about it, I was expecting it to be the best gaming ever. Instead, it was overcrowded, disorganized, and everything I was interested in was full. I much prefer Origins, which has the twin advantages of being local to me and having a B5CCG tournament every year.
Apr. 23rd, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Hm. Maybe I should be thinking Origins. For various reasons including "I could actually imagine driving to it" and "Hey, I know some people who'd be there." :)
Apr. 23rd, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
More MIT people than you might think. harrock, mjperson, and Derrick have been showing up pretty regularly, and a few more turn up every year. Don't bother driving - Delta has 3 non-stops per day, and American has 2.

Join us...
Apr. 24th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Come to the dark side
Hey, go do Origens too if you like, but don't skip GenCon!!!! Otherwise I'll NEVER see you.....
(that sounds like a threat, but really it's more of an observation).
Apr. 24th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Something funny going on
There's definitely something odd going on. I'm tempted to ask some of the people I know at WotC, but that's probably putting them in a bad position, so I've managed to hold off so far.

The whole timing of 4E is odd, in fact. First, The game launches before Origins, well before GenCon. Then, the Living campaigns all end at Origins and would have been largely missing from GenCon anyway. Now, there are no RPGA events at GenCon because they didn't get their submissions ready on time -- when we all know that they never have all the work done by Origins anyway. They do have a product to launch at GenCon - 4E Forgotten Realms - but that same product is available from Amazon at roughly the same time.

Definitely, something wacky going on.
Apr. 24th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Something funny going on
I hear on the wind that the info for the LFR events was given to RPGA HQ days ago.
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