Adepticon 2017 Recap – GMM Edition

Back home again in Indiana, and back to work!  This year’s Adepticon was, as always, better than the last.

That sounds cliche, but I’m always trying new things and refining what I do, so I think it holds true.

The booth was a big hit, and exactly what I had hoped for.  Instead of playing or wandering around it was a set place people could come by and say hello and meet up. Got lots of “I have been coming for years and just now meeting you,” which was nice. Not really into the whole commercial look, so making it personal was fun. We painted a couple of framed hardboard sheets like the walls, pulled some random crap from here and there in the house, and wrapped up in my clothes in the trunk, which made for a nice booth that was easy to set up.  Plus this was the first time having three displays there at once, and people seemed to enjoy that. Still working on exactly what it will entail, but you can be sure next year’s booth will be bigger and better.
My personal highlights:
– Getting carried by Greg Sparks in Contra 3
– Watching two grown men squeal upon seeing Smash TV and proceed to manhandle the thing to levels I hadn’t seen before.
– Watching people stop in their tracks and smile seeing the displays.  Then having a 30 minute conversation about whatever.  That never gets old.  Also small world sort of conversations.
– Getting to hang out with Alex of Ironheart Artisans.  We rode up together, roomed together, and our booths were next to each other.  He’s one of those guys you wish you met sooner, and, whether silly or serious, the conversation is what I will miss the most.
That about does it.  Back to work, this year is going to be great!  Lots of big armies on the way and warm weather coming means new backdrops as well.  See you next time.

Ready to rumble.

First one done!  Little free time for TMNT

Rest of the hall finished.

Let’s hope she makes it all weekend..

Just chillin with the crew…

A simple, but massive, offering…

Smash TV getting wrecked.

(Insert Closing Time reference)

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