I have a confession to make. I love games. I love card games. I love board games. I love role-playing games. I like arcade games. I love strategy games. I love computer games. I don't much love fighting games, but I guess everyone's got to have their niche within a niche.
Oh, I'm also gay, but that's old news and not a very big deal. This is my second coming out. The first one was tough; telling everyone I know that I'm gay was nerve wracking at the time. But over a decade later, all the anxiety seems silly now. Not so with the gaming thing. All the shame, the anxiety, the fear, it's still here. But, I gotta be who I am.
I'm a gaymer!
That's why I went to GenCon this week. I just up and bought a ticket to see what it was like. What they were like; my people. Would they be normal or would I be surrounded by walking social disorders that only left their mothers' basements for these "Best 4 Days in Gaming" every year? The good news is that I met some of the most interesting and well-rounded people I've ever encountered during my five days in Indiana.
Over the next few days, I'm going to catalog my trip to Indianapolis: what I did, what I thought, who I met, and how it all fit together--at least for me. After that, I'm just going to cover my own gaming life. I hope that you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it.