Preparing for Gen Con: Geek Wear

When I finally decided to attend Gen Con this year, I also decided that I wanted to have at least one t-shirt with my blog’s logo made. Why? Because it makes it much easier for people to recognize me. There are a lot of people I’ve never met in real life and in some cases I have no idea how they look like. But if I wear a t-shirt with my blog’s logo on it, they at least know who I am!

So, if you are at Gen Con 2010 in Indianapolis look out for that disturbed looking German guy with beard and glasses wearing one of those shirts:

What’s the stance of my fellow RPG bloggers on this? Do you wear custom shirts at Gen Con as well? What does the non-blogging gamer wear at Gen Con? As always I am interested in your thought, so feel free to post them in the comments below!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

10 thoughts on “Preparing for Gen Con: Geek Wear”

  1. I would definitely wear a custom t-shirt to a con. Either an Icar one or a FRPG blog one with the 'In Philanthropists We Trust' logo on the front.

  2. I would totally wear such a thing. In fact, I'd totally wear that red star shirt, should you choose to start selling them (since I won't be at Gen Con and therefore unable to arrange a trade). I've been thinking about coming up with my own design, but my Ps chops aren't quite good enough yet. Yours are pretty kickass!

  3. Thanks for your comments, everyone!

    @Zack: But your heraldic shield is much cooler! 🙂

    @Jerall: I doubt I will be coming to South Africa soon, but if I do I'll let you know!

    @Rob and Will: I currently don't play selling those shirts, BUT if the demand is high enough I might change my mind. The price of one of the dark shirts is about 20€, white ones are about $10.

    And I didn't create all the artwork on those shirts (aside from the blog logo) but I just picked and chose designs on the site where I ordered the shirts.

    @Daniel: I will definitely wear them with pride. I am proud of my blog. 🙂

  4. From the runways of Europe to the corridors of GenCon Geek Wear by renowned designer Michael Wolf!

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