Whew! It’s been over two weeks since GenCon 2013 called it a wrap. A lot has transpired since then – Fair Game is back to normal operation, the kids are back in school and the summer heat has finally decided to descend on the Chicagoland area.
This year was a first for me at Gen Con – I had the distinct pleasure of bringing my family. It is always refreshing to bring someone new to the convention. After so many years of attending, I tend to almost get in a rut and not see what is transpiring as a whole. Bringing my wife and boys grounded my perspective a bit (which is a good thing!) and forced me to “take it all in” from a fresh point of view. Pretty neat.
Amy brought everyone down Thursday afternoon after I had attended the Wednesday Trade-Day panels and took advantage of the early entrance to the vendor hall on Thursday (decidedly not nearly as cool as it sounds). Sam and Wil (who are ten) wanted to experience two days of the convention, while Amy and Max (who is thirteen) where a little hesitant, so decided to just check out the happenings on Thursday. Needless to say, everyone has decided that next year we would all attend for the duration of the convention and take Gen Con by storm!
I shot some photos (as I always do) and, in a fit of laziness (or to spare you from slogging through my prose), decided I would just post a bunch up here with a quick caption or two. A familial retrospective on GenCon 2013.
Jon Speed Painting
Spectating at Super RoboRally
The boys become enamored with the Lego Robo Rally game
Android Robo Rally Competitor
Sam and Wil about to be pummeled by a Warjack.
Super Dungeon Explore – Painted Miniature contest entrant
My beast barfs in Rainbow!
Cardhall – day 2
Sam adopting some Evil babies.
Oh – that grabby baby is going to be trouble!
The might of Menoth is evident
The boys and I attend the D6 Generation Play-By-Mob event
Wil rescuing his brother Sam from the evil passenger car which materialized in the Crowne Plaza hotel.
I needed something for lunch other than “Gourmet Mac-n-Cheese”
Lego Superman. Enough said.
Dad on Pins and Needles taking this photo….
The twins seem enamored with the Imperial Forces
Sam and Wil decide The Doctor needs two sidekicks!
Roll For It! – a nice push-your-luck dice game that plays fast!
David Malki! doing a Roll-A-Sketch for us. A Cactus-Tank-Rhino-Boba Fett.
A Bill Bricker designed miniature showed up in the competition