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GothCon 2008

After having turned on all heat-generating equipment in my apartment, I have now finally thawed enough to be able to write something here. It appears that my three-day visit to Gothenburg have left my room in the hands of the Frost Giants, because the radiators here are not enough to force them out. Anyway, this post is supposed to be about the gaming convention I visited (GothCon XXXII).

I left home Thursday afternoon together with a couple of friends. We had decided to arrange a shop, selling Kaleidoskop games (of which there are three at the moment), but apart from that, my plans only included meeting a lot of nice people I rarely meet in real life. I quited visiting gaming conventions in order to play games a long time ago. Sure, I do play games while visiting the conventions, but that is not why I go there.

My overall impression of this particular event is overwhelmingly positive. First and foremost, it was incredibly inspiring to be able to sell our games (even though I have not even written any of those we sold). It sparked more motivation for me to finish the projects I am currently working on, which feels very good. I have also experienced the fantastic synergy created by co-writing role-playing projects, something I hope was an expression of something general and not merely a fluke.

I probably could go on more about details, but I seriously doubt that anyone would be interested. Therefore, I will conclude by saying that this was, if not the best, then at least one among the best gaming conventions I have ever visited. As usual, it had little to do with the event itself, but was rather a product of all the nice people and the aforementioned Kaleidoskop activity. I look forward to upcoming events, when we will have had time to publish more games and polish our cooperative publishing initiative even more.

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  1. Ravenwood’s avatar

    Hehe, jaså det är därför man inte har hört från dig. Började tro att kineserna hade kidnappat dig :D

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  2. Bearnie’s avatar

    Jag håller med dig om att årets konvent var riktigt ball. Jag har varit på 4 konvent totalt, om jag inte räknar med DanCon, och bland dem tar denna en given tätposition. Att få träffa dig och de andra spridda rollspelssjälarna jag lärt känna över åren ger mycket, det också!

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  3. Olle Linge’s avatar

    Bearnie: Det tråkiga i så fall var väl att jag knappt såg dig under konventet. Nåja, det får bli bättring en annan gång. :)

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