The first bit of housekeeping: Anyone who supported our recently successful Kickstarter campaign and chose a reward level should have received a message last Friday to whatever e-mail address is attached to your Kickstarter account. The message is seeking information regarding your "Thank You" listing that will appear on this very website. If you could please reply to it as soon as possible, and before this Friday, that would be fantastic. Thanks!
Second bit of housekeeping: As In-CON-Ceivable 2014 grows closer, interest in it continues to grow! This is fantastic, and we encourage it! Lately, this interest has been expressing itself in the form of people e-mailing us and suggesting guests we should have at our con. We appreciate your suggestions, and some of them are potentially good ones! However, at the moment this is not something we're looking for. But keep those suggestions handy! There's always In-CON-Ceivable 2015! And if you have any suggestions or comments for things other then potential guests, please keep them coming!
AN IN-CON-CEIVABLE MASTER OF GAMES
A Short Autobiography
Where did I come from and how did I get here, is a good question. Let me start at the beginning. First there was this humongous occurrence, a “big bang” if you will and… Alright, I’ll move it closer to the present.
“God created the…” I think I’ll move up a bit more.
First, I was born in Brooklyn, New York more years ago than most of you have been on this planet. My family moved to Massachusetts when I was 10. I graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in, of all things, Journalism. While I was at UMass, I found two things which have remained with me ever since, the first being the UMass Science Fiction Society and, through them, the ever expanding world of games.
I got hooked on role-playing games, specifically it was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons which drew me in. Ever since then I have played in thousands of sessions in many campaigns. I have never lost interest in the new games coming out to see what twists the next system has brought to the gaming world.
This, as well as my curiosity for all games, kept driving me to seek out more and more players. There was a time I was gaming five out of seven nights a week! During these times I have held many different jobs, mostly in some sort of sales or management position, all the while gaining the knowledge I didn’t know I’d need for doing what I love to do.
Four and a half to five years ago, (depending on when you’re reading this!), I had an opportunity to do something I’d been talking about for several years: own and run a game store. Thanks to Kevin Wall, the original owner of Off The Wall Games and our friend, Allan Jenkinson, I was able to purchase the store and begin living my dream.
It is because of you, my customers new and old, I can do things like sponsor this great con and hold tournaments for all of you to enjoy.
(And between now and then, if you have extra cash beyond that which you are saving to blow in our Dealers' Room, be sure to stop by Off The Wall Games on Rt. 9 in Hadley for all of your gaming needs!)