My Birthday Wish – Go to GenCon

Hello everybody.

Today I’m not announcing a new product or pushing an existing one. No today I have a bit of a personal announcement. Next week, on the Wednesday the 20th, I will turn 30. I don’t want you to send me a present, and I’m not asking you to buy my stuff on that day (you should buy my stuff today though. They make people happy).

What I want, more than anything, is to have as many people as possible come to my birthday party. You’re invited. Everyone who loves fun is invited. No need to RSVP.

Its going to take place in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 13th to August 17th 2014. Why the long wait? Well that’s because for my 30th Birthday, we’ve decided that GenCon is my birthday party.

What’s GenCon Brian?

GenCon, if you didn’t know it already, is the greatest tabletop gaming experience ever. There is no place or time that is filled with more joy and acceptance. It is better than PAXEast. It is better than Disney World. I’m biased mind you, and if you’re reading this, so are you.

What’s so great about it?

I don’t even know how to answer this question. There’s this feeling about GenCon that fills your body like the best parts of Christmas. Everyone is there for the same reason. Everyone shares your passion. Everyone wants to game and make gaming awesome.

If you’ve been to GenCon please leave a comment with a favorite memory or activity at GenCon. I’ll consider it an early birthday present.

How do I get there?

We at Beer Star Games really wanted to take a train from Boston to Indianapolis, going through either Chicago or Washington DC. I really need to get GenCon on Wednesday by 5 PM. So far I haven’t seen any trains that allow me to do that without leaving on Monday (instead of Tuesday).

We have hopes that Amtrak will add new trains in the coming months. Once we know and have picked a train we’ll make sure you all know. If we all are on the same train we can play games all the way to GenCon!

Isn’t that kind of a long time away?

Badge Pre-Registration starts on January 26th. You have been given super notice. If you don’t come, I’ll assume you’re pregnant, a terrorist or you don’t like me. You should come even if you don’t like me.

I understand that taking a trip like this can be expensive, but GenCon is worth it. 2014 is also the 40th Anniversary of D&D and will probably be the release of the next edition, so it’s extra special.

I hope to see you for my Birthday. Which is not next week, but in August 2014. Don’t forget to leave a comment so we can all get super excited.

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