This post is actually the first in a series of posts about conventions, and there’s kind of a twist to where I’m going with it. However, this one’s the intro post, and it’s just the lead-in to the twist. For those who are wondering, no, North Texas RPG Con is NOT run by drow. It’s run by Doug Rhea and Mike Badolato, who are both more insidious than drow (Mike) and more dangerous than drow (Doug packs “heat,” as they say).
North Texas RPG Con is home. Collectible card games aren’t allowed, and neither are 3e or 4e D&D. Okay, that last was waived one year for the kids of older attendees, but it basically still stands. What you get when you walk into this convention is pure, unadulterated old school awesomeness. Rob Kuntz lingers outside chain smoking, Frank Mentzer is listening patiently and intently to someone as he actually thinks about beer, Tim Kask is acting out the way he talked on the CB radio to get the TSR van across the ribbon of distant highway on the way to a convention. Erol Otus will be there. Dennis Sustare will be there running a Swords & Wizardry adventure. A bottle of Jack Daniels sits in front of the DM screen at Bill Barsh’s table. Want a copy of the original Tegel Manor, or Caverns of Thracia? It’s for sale here. It rocks.
Dates of the Convention: Thursday June 2, 2011 @ 1500 until Sunday June 5, 2011 @ 1800
Link to the CONVENTION WEBSITE
Next post, unless I get derailed, is going to be about the various events and games on the convention schedule. We probably still won't get to the twist.