May 14th, 2004

Don't call Cthulhu, he'll call you

rotwang and I sat down last night to try to book some games to play at GenCon in August. Last year we left it later than we should have done to book game slots, and as a result we had problems with a lot of the games we wanted to play being full. This year, event registration only opened on 7th May, yesterday was the 13th...

As far as I can tell, every single slot to play Call of Cthulhu, with the possible exception of a single place in a Cthulhu Dark Ages game, had already gone. "Bother," said Pooh, and reached for his Elder Sign. I suppose when you have 20,000 people and a total of perhaps 150 places to play, such things will happen. Oh well. We managed to find some D&D of various stripes to book for, some seminars to go to, and a couple of other random odds and sods; I'm sure we'll manage to keep ourselves occupied.

Kudos to the GenCon organisers, for:

  1. showing you how many slots are left for each game
  2. allowing you to book two tickets for a game at a time (which makes things a lot easier if you happen to want to game with your partner)
  3. allowing you to pre-book generic tickets this year, which should at least mean that we don't have to repeat the Great Generic Ticket Queue Of 2003 incident

Have plane tickets, have hotel room, have con bookings... will game.