You guys really should go to this convention. If just for the fact that there's a ton of different games being played that can expand your gaming horizons, at the very least. Not to mention some pretty cool artists. Which it appears that they actually expanded the Artists Alley in the dealer room this year. I was afraid they were trying to phase it out a couple years ago, as stuck away and shrunk as it was. But no sir, they expanded it and put it in a good location this time. So good deal for them. Alas, the Anime Artists Alley is still on the second floor of the Westin, and that seems...really bad for traffic to me. Previous years it's been a pretty hoppin place. This time? Not as much, at least for the times I was there.
But I did get to meet some pretty sweet artists. First, I met Mandy, aka
, who's been a consistent participant there since...at least 2007, and I started going in 2006. If she wasn't there when I visited, I think my world would just implode. Cause it wouldn't be GenCon then! She's been producing some really cool cosplay outfits over the years, and each year they improve in quality and complexity. Could be the next Yaya Han...never know...
again, who's apparently been put through an artistic wringer, and it shows in her works. She's rockin the art, and she's on a roll. Was good to see her again, and she made me a pretty sweet drawing, which will eventually be uploaded here.
Met for the first time
, the latter of which did a kick ass Dark Heresy character. Which shall eventually be colored (what else is new with me?). And I met Tyler Walpole, who...doesn't have a dART page I believe (I think, memory is fuzzy right now). Also met with Lar Desouza from Blind Ferret Entertainment (of Least I Could Do and Looking For Group webcomic fame), and hooked him up with a growler of microbrewed ale from this area (which he loved tremendously).
I also walked away with some good games, such as the Firefly RPG (hard cover coming out in Feb), the beginner game for Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPG, Redshirts the card game...actually, this would be the first year I bought games at the convention. Crazy, going to a gaming convention to buy games? Madness! O_O
So all in all, it was a good convention, and a well needed break from work. Till I came back and picked up a summer cold, which I'm just now really getting over. Stupid cold.
Yea, I know, I don't update often, but at least I don't flood your message centers, right? Right? Hey..where ya goin?! Don't leave me!!!
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