2011 Wrap Up
It is hard to fathom that the con is already in the books. It's equally difficult to grasp the total amount of fun that was had by everyone. I saw some people I swear were incapable of expressing enjoyment with a wide smile across their face.
For those of you that didn't make it to the con, I am truly sorry that you missed another great time. We expanded the library to just over 500 games and the number of games checked out this year easily surpassed the last two years combined. Somehow we managed to squeeze into a single weekend over five hundred hours of scheduled gaming and we had a bunch of open gaming going on as well. Every time I stopped in the console room there was quite a bit going on and the Minecraft in the lan party was fun to watch. The only quiet place I could find in the entire con was the movie room... (well, the people watching were quiet). There was gaming at all hours and too many games of "Are You A Werewolf?" to count.
How many of you got a chance to try out the pre-Essen releases offered to us by Right Games? I know I personally demonstrated the games to several of you. Everyone that played Evolution: The Origin of the Species and Potion Making Practice really enjoyed them. Kingdoms of Crusades and The Enigma of Leonardo were also well received.
Congratulations to the winners of our tournaments, I hope you enjoy the spoils of your victories. To those of you that didn't win, start practicing for next year!
I would like to personally thank everyone who came out to the convention. It was a great time. And a very big thank you to all of our GMs and volunteers. Without you we couldn't do this convention.
A special thanks goes out to our top sponsors: Urban Vikings, Games by Gamers, HobbyTown USA, and Gamerz Depot. Other sponsors include: Kenzer & Company, AEG, Rio Grande Games, Out of the Box, Pinnacle Games, Mongoose Publishing, Buffalo Games, Twilight Games, Steve Jackson Games, Days of Wonder, and Right Games. And I cannot forget to thank our remaining dealers, Greater Memphis Magic Arena, Lou Zocchi, Windsong Levitch, Paradox Retro and Brix-n-Clix. Their support helps make GameCon Memphis a reality each year, and I would ask you to help out by supporting them.