A few short hours ago, we shut the door on TCEP 18: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Laurel. And as far as I can tell, it was a smashing success. Our attendance was higher again (I believe) this year over last. Every time I turned around, I saw people gaming, having fun, and relaxing. We saw and caught up with old friends, and had the opportunity to make new friends. Both sessions of the Arneson/Gygax Memorial Dungeon Crawl went off swimmingly. While I didn’t play in the LARP, everyone I talked to who did play in it had a blast! And, perhaps equally importantly, my family and I had fun this weekend as well.
And neither Tad or I were seen in togas…
By any measure I use, this was a successful convention. So a great big “Thank you” to all of our convention attendees. You are the reason we do this, and you are the reason all this is possible.
Many of you have worked cons in one form or another over the years, and have some idea of what goes into them time and time again. So, I’d like to take a moment to publicly thank all of our volunteers:
Hotel Liason: Ann Lesnik
Registration team: Erin Hudgins, Tammy Tayman.
Con Suite team: Brian and Lije Carpenter, Rachael Hixon
Game Room Czars: Jami & Sean Grey
Y’all rock, you know that?
I’d also like to take a few moments to thank a number of game companies who were kind and generous enough to donate materials to us to use as prizes:
- AEG (and their awesome Senior AEG Convention Squad Member Stephen Cappello)
- Amarillo Design Bureau
- Atlas Games
- Dream Pod 9
- Flying Buffalo
- Interactivities Ink
- Out of the Box
- Russian Board Games
- Steve Jackson Games
Stay tuned, folks! TCEP 18 may be over, but TCEP 19: It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And We Game On) is already in the planning stages! Make your plans now to spend Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 2012 with us! We can’t wait…