A few short hours ago, we shut the door on TCEP 17: 3 Nights In Laurel. Once again, I have to say it was a smashing success. Our attendance was higher than it's been in a number of years. Every time I turned around, I saw people gaming, having fun, and relaxing. We saw and caught up with old friends, and had the opportunity to make new friends. There was sufficient interest in the Gygax/Arneson Memorial Dungeon crawl that I had to add a second session. While I didn't play in the LARP, everyone I talked to who did play in it had a blast! And, perhaps equally importantly, my family and I had fun this weekend as well.
By any measure I use, this was a successful convention. So a great big “Thank you” to all of our convention attendees. You are the reason we do this, and you are the reason all this is possible.
Many of you have worked cons in one form or another over the years, and have some idea of what goes into them time and time again. So, I’d like to take a moment to publicly thank all of our volunteers:
Registration team: Erin Hudgins, Tammy Tayman.
Con Suite team: Brian and Lije Carpenter, Rachael Hixon
Game Room Czars: Jami & Sean Grey, Drew Wendt
At-Large Staff: Jim & Rae Trigg
Y'all rock, you know that?
I'd also like to take a few moments to thank a number of game companies who were kind and generous enough to donate materials to us to use as prizes:
- Avalanche Press
- Dream Pod 9
- Interactivities Ink
- Mega Miniatures
I'd like to also recognize four companies that have been exceedingly kind to us over the last dozen years in their support of TCEP:
- Amarillo Design Bureau
- Flying Buffalo
- Out of the Box
- Steve Jackson Games
Stay tuned, folks! TCEP 17 may be over, but TCEP 18: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Laurel is already in the planning stages! Make your plans now to spend Sept. 2-5 2011 with us! Who knows, you might get to see Tad or Grayhawk in a toga...