NecronomiCon 2017, in Providence, RI.
It is going to be an intense 4 days, my timetable is already packed, and there are a great number of things I want to see and do whilst there. I will try to update this blog while I am there, but I have the feeling that most of the posts will have to await my return, as long blog posts will not be a priority for me.
My experience of conventions has so far been limited to local conventions. I went to Conpulsion a couple of times when I was living in Edinburgh, and some of the smaller conventions here in Montreal, that have come and gone. This will be my first trip away just to go to a convention for hobby reasons (work congresses don't really count).
My previous experiences at Conpulsion have taught me that if you actually want to get any gaming done whilst at a convention, you need to be organised, so I have booked up at least one game per day. Including Delta Green, Call of Cthulhu, Cogs, Cake and Cthulhu ( a variation of Cogs Cakes and Swordcanes) and an evening LARP.
I'm also excited to go to the live recordings of the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast, as well as the Good Friends of Jackson Elias/Miskatonic University Podcast cross-over event.
Add to this, the tours of Lovecraft's Providence (both walking and bus tour), and the various panels on gaming and weird fiction, and socialising with other attendees, and I will have little time to visit the trade hall, which may indeed be the saviour of my wallet.
Thankfully, I have already scheduled my RPG a Day posts ahead of time!
This is going to be intense!