Festivals and GenCon

3 August, 2011

This last Monday was Lughnasadh and tomorrow sees the (official)  start to GenCon, both are festivals though of slightly different sorts.  Lughnasadh is the Irish-Celtic harvest festival, taking place half way between the Summer Solstice and the the Autumnal Equinox.  Like most festivals, it was a time for the gathering of a community, with events and contests, speeches and celebrations.

GenCon is an annual festival for gamers, especially roleplaying gamers, it is the yearly gathering of our tribe from far and wide.  We have our elders and leaders speaking to the gathered gamers and passing on their wisdom.  Contests of skill and luck with awards for the best among us.  Meeting of friends, old and new.  Trade and commerce, with new and exciting things shown to the wonderment of all.   It is the gamers’ festival and time to enjoy that something,a love of gaming, that all of us share.

Sorry, I am not there this year.  But those that are, have fun!  Those that are not, try and bring a bit of the GenCon spirit to your own gaming group.  Get together, talk, reminisce, play, enjoy yourselves.  It is our festival time, whether we are in Indianapolis or not.  Go Play!

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