First GameHole!

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First GameHole!

Postby chainsaw » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:48 pm

I have been attending Gary Con (March) and NTRPG Con (June) since 2010, but this year I added one more - GameHole! I figured I'd be one of only a few old school dudes, so I worried about the demand for events I was running (three AS&SH games), but demand was good and I ended up having a great time. All of easily recognizable folks I normally see at GC and NTRPG were floating around, running games and it seemed very receptive to old school games and cheer. For example, I had 2-3 people in each of my three AS&SH games that were folks who said they wanted to try something new and ended up having a very good time. :D

Overall, it felt very "small con-ish" despite having like 2,000 attendees. Rooms were full, but not too noisy. Seemed like a solid, well-organized convention. They also arranged a bunch of really good food carts out front, so you weren't limited to food from the convention center's concession stand. Like I said, really good event, I thought. I would go next year for sure, but it falls at a horrible, horrible time for me at work. We'll see!

View of lobby area of floor one from the stairs - enter building from left, register, concession/PF/5E/vendors/board games on right, smaller old school game rooms upstairs.
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Registration desk
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Matt Finch (Swords & Wizardry) and Jeff Talanian (Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea) Thursday morning near registration
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Greyhawk map near registration
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To the right of registration past this robot leads to the concession area were the vendor room, board game room, PF society and 5e rooms were
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Featured table schedule (right past the robot thing, video streamed)
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The setup for Stefan Pokorny's game
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Concession area behind that robot, PF/5E to the left, vendors/board games right
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PF Society room (left of concession area on one)
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5E Adventurers' League (left of concession area on one).
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Board game room (right of concession area on one)
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Nice little referee's refuge with complimentary coffee and snacks
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Some dude's pretty sweet Star Wars set up on one
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Seminar schedule (on two)
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Some dudes on two in the hallway
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All old school people from what I could tell
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Entrance to one of the rooms upstairs holding old school games
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Food carts outside (all surprisingly good)
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Vendor room pics all below
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Last edited by chainsaw on Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:25 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: First GameHole!

Postby akammer » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:03 am

That is a great review and thanks for coming!

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Re: First GameHole!

Postby chainsaw » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:33 pm

akammer wrote:That is a great review and thanks for coming!

Alex

Had a terrific time, Alex! Thanks so much for all of your and your crew's hard work in organizing such a fun weekend for everyone.
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