It’s with a heavy heart that I finally had to admit to myself that my first trip to Gen Con will not be this year. I had remained hopeful for the last few months that my current financial situation would have improved in time for the end of pre-registration, but it never came to be. I’m extremely disappointed in this turn of events, as, if things remain as planned, The Dungeon Alphabet will most likely makes its debut at Indy this year. Like any proud poppa, I’d hope to be present for my baby's entrance into the world.
I had hope to be able to shake a few hands and meet with several people face-to-face who I’ve only had the opportunity to communicate with via email and over the blogs and forums. I speculate that 2009 will turn out to be a watershed year for the OSR and wanted to make my first ever trip to the con in order to coincide with this. Instead, I’ll have to make due from the sidelines once again.
My thoughts will be with all of you who are making the trip this year, albeit tinged green with envy. I hope you all have a blast and represent the Old School with authority and pride. Rattle a few cages and make people remember that the old ways are still alive and well.