Conventions

Leslie and the Curious Case of Gen Con

As you all  may remember, Gen Con last year was my first Con ever. I had a blast. I went under the banner of Geeky Girls’ Night In, and reported on it a couple of times on the podcast. See below:

I looked forward to going again on a press pass this year, and was getting ready to line up articles as well as segments on the podcast. I was slowly planning what I wanted to see and who I wanted to speak with.

I got denied a Gen Con press pass this year.

When I reached out to the PR people, they said it was because I was given a press pass last year, and did nothing with it. No reports or anything. I refuted this and even sent the evidence; and email to the same person I was corresponding with, that I sent her the prior year of all of the content I created based on Gen Con.

I never heard from her again.

Normally I would roll with this and keep it moving, but I am slightly irritated. However, as I write this, some clarity has come my way:

These people do not owe me shit.

I got a press pass last year, I created content based on that press pass. End of transaction. That does not guarantee me a press pass this year.

I am taking a deep breath and letting this go. And I believe I am going to go ahead and purchase a pass for Saturday. The Friday before, I will be heading to Butler University to see Hello from the Magic Tavern again. I am super excited about that as well.