I’ve only been to a handful of game/pop culture conventions - BGG Spring, a few Emerald City Comicons, a few Go Play NWs, a few PAXs. And they were good cons; I had fun, I played games, I met new folks. Though by the end of those I was fully ready to go home.
By contrast, I am incredibly sad to be leaving SHUX. After 3.5 days of gaming as much as possible, I am a little hoarse and more than a little harried, but not even close to wanting it to be over. Not only did I have a tremendous amount of fun and discovered lots of new wonderful games, I also made some really great new friends.
Quinns, Paul, Matt… I can’t tell you how thankful I am to you for putting together such a wonderful community and such a wonderful convention. After a year and a half of watching my game group wither away to nothing and being continually disappointed in local board game meetups, I can’t tell you how much I needed this; this is definitely one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had.
And to everyone I gamed with this weekend, thank you for being such wonderful people to game with! Feel free to get in contact with me on BGG, Instagram, or Reddit (same username). Hope to see you and even more new friends next year!
(And if you’re on the Amtrak 519 right now and want to keep the gaming going, send me a PM!)