Convention Gold, or Wrath of Con?
by Todd VanHooser
by Todd VanHooser
Our next event is right around the corner--a fantasy convention called...wait for it...Leprecon. I'm certain there is some history regarding the title of this event, but I don't know the story behind it, and no, I can't tell you why this isn't taking place closer to St. Patrick's Day.
According to the official webpage, it is Arizona's second oldest fantasy/sci-fi convention, and with that in mind, I am eager to be a part of it. I like tradition, and hope to eventually become a cornerstone at local events such as this.
No vendor booth this year--instead we'll only be found in the gaming hall. By only, I mean we hope to put out some truly impressive RPGs over the course of next weekend and blow some minds when they sit down at the table with us.
This part of the convention appears to be run very well and effectively. The coordinator has been on top of his game (no pun intended), and put together a good variety of games with schedules that should accommodate everyone from the die-hard enthusiast, to the casual attendee looking to kill a couple of hours between author book signings and Lost discussion panels. No complaints here.
The Laughing Moon team will be hosting games starting at 3pm on Friday, May 14th and going all weekend long.
The convention itself is boasting appearances by fantasy author George R.R. Martin, and artist Charles Vess.
For an industry that has seen massive attendance fallout over the last decade, lets hope to see some excitement. I hope to see an event I can encourage more people to attend--let's get that fresh blood lining up at the door.
This is my first year attending Leprecon. Maybe this will be one of the best shows the Laughing Moon Team has done. I'm certainly excited with what the Laughing Moon Team is bringing to the table, but time will tell with the rest.
For more information about the convention check out: http://leprecon.org/lep36/
We'll follow up with reviews after the con. Til then, hold onto your lucky charms.