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Re: Got back from GENCON

From: "Allan Goodall" <agoodall@w...>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 08:09:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Got back from GENCON

On 24 Aug 2004 at 23:00, The GZG Digest wrote:

> From: Scott Siebold <>
> Subject: Re: Got back from GENCON

> My game were
> "reviewed"
> by the GENCON gamming committee and was allowed to be
> put on at the convention. 

Is this something new? When I was running games at GenCon for Geo-Hex
GZG we never had anything "reviewed". And all the miniatures games were 
in the miniatures hall (though they often did a lousy job of handling 
tables). When did you submit your game to GenCon? Was it in the pre-reg 

> To add insult to injury
> I had to pay to get in and it took two months before
> GENCON payed me back my entry fee.

Okay, so this wasn't this year I take it? Did you try to get reimbursed 
at the convention? That's how we always did it. You took your sheet and 
tickets to one of the payment booths and they refunded your entrance fee

on the spot. I understand that things were different this year, though, 
as to how much you had to do in order to get your badge fee back.

> HMGS unfortunately went the other way. I was only able
> to put on a SciFi game at Little Wars because it was
> identified as future history. On the east coast my
> game would have been burned at the stake (only
> HISTORICAL games allowed). Fortunetly the war
> of the words (HISTORICAL vs Fantisy) has ended and
> all HMGS conventions allow fantast or SciFi games.

Considering how easy it would be for historical game conventions to be 
overrun by "The Games Workshop Hobby", and the fact that while you get 
sci-fi games at the big conventions and at sci-fi conventions while
are precious few historical cons, I have no problems with historical 
conventions limiting the number of sci-fi and fantasy games.

Allan Goodall

"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely."
   - Ogden Nash

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