This was my third year going to Gen Con to host anime panels and related events… at a gaming convention. As odd as that sounds, it make perfect sense if you ever go TO Gen Con. The convention is a 45 year old-
That’s not a typo; the convention is older than me.
-45 year old event that started near Lake Geneva (hence “Gen” Con) by Gary Gygax, the famed creator of Dungeons & Dragons. The over forty thousand people that show up for this thing annually are proof positive that card games, board games, and the dice industry are all alive and going strong.
This year I actually got to SEE some of the convention and I even (gasp!) played a card game. Plans are already in place for Wasabi Anime to return next year (which should make the My Little Pony fans very happy.)
For now, I’m just looking forward to going home, getting some rest, and (possible) changing the world dramatically over the next few weeks.