Preparing for Gen Con: Almost There!

logo_indy I can’t believe it’s just a few days to Gen Con! To say I am excited would be an utter understatement. Currently the emotional state I am in can only be described as a weird mixture of anticipation and sheer panic.

This will be my first trip to Gen Con and the first time I ever leave Europe. Alas I am the kind of person who always ponders about all the bad things that could happen. And while I am pretty well prepared I still fear I might have forgotten something. These fears are usually pretty unfounded, but I already know I won’t sleep that well on the night before the flight!

But aside from that I am also positively excited. When I arrive at the airport in Indianapolis I will be picked up by Zachary Houghton and I’ll stay with him and his family for almost a week. I will be among friends all the time and I am pretty sure I’ll make a lot of new ones.

I will also bring a couple print copies of my new game with me. When I decided to attend Gen Con earlier this year, I never would have guessed I would bring my own roleplaying game with me. Currently I have no plans to run Warrior, Rogue & Mage there, but I know Zach and the others will keep asking me, until I give in…

One day before Gen Con my blog will also celebrate its 2nd anniversary. This will be another important milestone for me and I hope you’ll enjoy the posts published on that day. And no, I won’t bore you with statistics all day. Some blogger luminaries have agreed to provide some guest posts for that day, so make sure you check them out!

When this post will go live (I’ve written in on the weekend), my bags will be packed and I will be ready to go. On Tuesday I’ll leave early in the morning to the Frankfurt international airport from where I’ll start my first Gen Con trip. When everything goes as planned, I will post about my experiences soon!

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.

6 thoughts on “Preparing for Gen Con: Almost There!”

  1. Looking forward to meeting you in person. I know how to get a hold of Zach, so I am sure that we will get to meet up.

    Have a safe trip and welcome to the US.

  2. Safe journey, my friend! We’ll see you when you get here! We’re going to make your first trip to the States and Gen Con one you won’t soon forget! And yes, you’d better be bringing some WR&M!!! 🙂

  3. Michael, everything will be fine and you will have LOTS of fun! I am so sorry I can’t make it to Gen Con this year. Alas, next time…

    Have fun, all of you!

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