Gary Con X:
Back in March, I went to Gary Con X. I had a blast! On the plane ride, I read “Empire of Imagination,” and at the con, I got to game with LEGENDS! I haven’t had time before now to blog about it, but I guess it’s better late, than never!
Here are the highlights:
Here’s what I read (along with my lunch, ha ha) on the plane:
Empire of Imagination: a great read!
I played in Tracy Hickman’s Ravenloft game, and got my character sheet autographed:
My Character: “The Colonel.”
I also played in Ernie Gygax Jr.’s Hobbyshop Dungeon Marmoreal Tomb! I have an autographed sheet from that also:
My Character, Slayer of Owlbears: Lars Frostwife.
As well as a few pics:
Our DM: Ernie Gygax, Jr.
Ready for Action!
Photo Op: Ernie Gygax, Jr.
I also played in Mike Mearls’ “Dungeon of the Curator,” and here is the autographed sheet from that session; funny story about this particular session: I didn’t recognize a fellow player until WAY AFTER I got home from the Con, and saw him in a YouTube video. I asked my wife, “Hey, do you know who this guy is? I played a D&D game with him at Gary Con, and I thought he looked familiar. This is a video of him on the Conan O’Brien show.” I showed her the video on my phone, and she freaked out. “You played D&D with Joe Manganiello?!? Alcide Herveaux from True Blood?!?” To which I replied, “Oh my goodness, I didn’t recognize him! I saved his character (and two others) from a trapped room that was filling up with acid.” Ha ha. Joe, if you’re out there reading this, cheers!
Pious, Lawful Good Cleric, Wrecker of Traps!
I also met Frank Mentzer, and picked up an autographed copy of his new manuscript, Fairy Tale Games.
Photo Op: Frank Mentzer.
Frank’s New Manuscript: Fairy Tale Games.
I also met the artist, Darlene, and got several autographed pieces of her artwork, including the iconic Map of the Central Flanaess.
Editions Change, Greyhawk Endures.
She even autographed some stuff for my wife and kids:
Magda’s Autographed Souvenir
Yuri’s Autographed Souvenir
Sonya’s Autographed Souvenir
I also got a really cool, limited edition dice bag (one for myself, and two more for each of the kiddos):
This is a REALLY COOL dice bag!
Lastly, here are some photographs of my epic dice tower (which was a freebie with my Platinum Badge) and my event guide:
Dice Tower and Event Guide
Another View of Both the Tower and the Bag
I also played in a three-part series (The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth) with this guy, Mark Zierden, who is a great, funny, and very amiable DM:
Our DM for The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth: Mark Zierden.
“…So what are you guys going to do?”
I also played in the Gary Con X “Revenge of the Giants” tournament, and our team came in 2nd place!
I got to play Flerd Trantle!
William Smith was our DM. He did a great job!
Other Gary Con Swag:
My Con Badge, Tokens, and Coins.
The Loot Hoard
Official Con Coin (Side A)
Official Con Coin (Side B)
Well, there you have it, a brief pictorial overview of my trip to Gary Con X! I highly enjoyed all the games that I played in, and I also enjoyed meeting and playing with so many cool people!