Anybody else going to Gen Con
this coming weekend? I'll be there on Saturday (and we might even be having a mini-meetup on Saturday night -- Twitter is probably the best place to listen
for that), and I'll be sure to take pictures and/or movies of anything WoW
that I see on display. Upper Deck has finalized their plans for the event, and it appears they'll be out in force. In addition to what's been announced previously
, there'll be a North American Continental Championship
for the WoW TCG, with the winner walking away with $10,000 in prizes, including a brand new MacBook Pro, $1000 in Amazon gift cards, and a 30" monitor. But if, like me, you're far from a pro player, you'll still be able to get in on the fun: they'll be demoing the game all weekend, and giving away special promo cards with every demo. WoW Minis
will also be there, and they'll be selling a special limited edition Fleet Master Seahorn
figure for $9.99, which introduces the questing mechanic
to the minis game (we'll expect to see those at BlizzCon as well, I'm sure).
Plus, who knows what else we'll see there -- in the past, we've seen some great displays
from Blizzard partners, and even a real-life server protest
a few years back. Gen Con is one of the biggest gatherings of gamers in the country, and wherever there are gamers, odds are we'll find World of Warcraft
. It'll be my first time seeing the convention this weekend, and I'm really looking forward to it.