Convention

The JoCo Cruise 2019 Experience!

The JoCo Cruise 2019 Experience!

Howdy! Alright, this post is super late, since the JoCo Cruise happened in March, but better late than never right?

As some of you may know, JoCo Cruise is the “Jonathan Coulton” cruise for games, writing, art, crafting, and all sorts of geekdom. When I went for the first time last year, thanks to good friends Geordan and Audrey telling me about it, all I knew about it was that it was a “board game cruise”. Board games for 7 days straight on a boat with unlimited food? YES PLEASE!

Well that was a Crazy Week!

Well that was a Crazy Week!

Finally a week of calm after 3 big demo events within a 10 day period. As many of you know, expecially those who follow us in our social media groups (@omicronprotocol on FB, Twitter, and Instagram), Brendan and I have been busy running between cons and demo events over the past 2 weekends. It has been tiring spending that much time in the airport (especially when a flight gets delayed for 3.5 hours!) and doing non-stop demos, but like always, it has been very rewarding.

ConQuest Avalon Convention!

ConQuest Avalon Convention!

Heading off to Taiwan to do some demos (yes, you’re not reading this wrong) soon, so I’m keeping this one short.

Brendan and I had a great time at ConQuest Avalon (thanks to Mike O’Brien for inviting us and giving us a table for the whole weekend) this past weekend, and we just wanted to share some photos and some thoughts.

Pacificon 2018 and Protospiel - What an Experience!

Pacificon 2018 and Protospiel - What an Experience!

Brendan and I just got back from a weekend of demoing, playtesting, learning, and meeting other game designers at the Pacificon Protospiel, so I'll keep this one short.  What a weekend!  Besides teaching the game roughly 6-8 hours a day for 3 days in a row and getting invaluable feedback, we also met a lot of great game designers and event organizers who we'll definitely be keeping in touch with in the future.

What a fun GenCon!

What a fun GenCon!

A week has passed since Brendan and I got back from GenCon.  What an experience!  It was my 3rd time there, but I still feel like a child in a candy shop.  It was Brendan's first time so he definitely had a lot of shock and awe moments.  The best part about it is that we had time to check out the Exhibit Hall, play a few very good games (Great Western Trail, Phoenix Syndicate, Frostgrave, Walking Dead Minis Game, and of course, the amazing True Dungeon), AND also demo our game to over a dozen new players through Double Exposure's First Experience Playtest Hall.  

RageCon, Here We Come!

RageCon, Here We Come!

It's crazy how fast a month goes by!  KublaCon just ended and now it's time for RageCon in Reno, NV.  Brendan and I have been looking forward to this Con for a while now, simply because the organizers seem very on-top of everything, the signup system is super easy to use, and the Game Lab organizers were very welcoming from day 1.  It's a smaller Con, but those are often the best because it's just that much more intimate and you really get to meet some great gamers.

Getting Ready for KublaCon 2018!

Getting Ready for KublaCon 2018!

First blog post for Omicron Protocol, yay!   

It's 5 days before KublaCon 2018 begins in Burlingame, CA, the "local con" for us and a convention I've been going to for 15 years now.  I've been running game events for 5 years now, but never thought I would do it for my own game.  Very trippy, exciting, and scary at the same time.