Well, Gencon Is Shot

Well, Gencon Is Shot

You wouldn’t see that this year.


The collection of virtue signaling SJW twat waffles that run Gencon have announced that masks will now be required at the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the world.

Gencon was owned by TSR for years, so it got snapped up by WotC with everything else when Lorraine Williams finally augered that company into the ground.

When GamerGate blew up big Gencon greedily grasped at the opportunity for progressive pants wetting by making Anita (I can’t tell Fallout from Doom) Sarkeesian the guest of honor. A few three-hundred-pound, purple-haired Tumblrina types eagerly attended her panel, thus sparing gamers their body odor in the dealer room, while giving Sarko a thoroughly undeserved ego boost by comparing her own only moderately defective looks with the severely dysfunctional female esthetic appeal of women who are so malignantly repulsive they are about to give up on being women altogether.

That was acceptable to everyone.

However this year, after declaring the window for refunds closed they announced a mask mandate, and if they can get their way it won’t end with masks.

From Bounding into Comics:

The Gen Con president then reiterated, “Mask wearing at Gen Con will be required at all times while indoors or in crowded outdoor areas for all Gen Con attendees, exhibitors, event organizers, and staff.”

He did add the caveat, “If you have a documented medical reason that prevents you from wearing a mask you may present documentation at the Special Services kiosk and we will make necessary accommodations (face shield, etc., as appropriate).”

“You may have seen other conventions moving forward with proof of vaccination policies; many of these are based on state or local mandates, which provide legal grounds for requiring vaccinations. While we fully support vaccination requirements, we must do so with the backing of our legal and health safety partners in order to move forward,” he continued.

Hoppe then stated, “To be clear: as we continue to speak with our legal and health partners we may make vaccinations mandatory for attendance and we’ll alert you if that occurs.”

Translation, if we can get away with it, we will require all attendees to pay the Death Vaxx.

I knew I would get here sooner or later.

Fuck you, Gencon.

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Comments (6)

  • Chris Lopes Reply

    Since the old games still work, what is it that WotC is actually selling that is supposed to be irreplaceable?

    August 10, 2021 at 4:24 pm
  • ElRojo Reply

    WOTC does not own GenCon. Peter Adkison does – the former ceo of WOTC. (He bought it from them after he was ousted…)

    Paizuo ak.a. Pazio is actually the biggest game company with a GenCon presence.
    To my knowledge WOTC does not officially attend any Cons at all (they don’t need to; such is their market leader status.)

    Adkison is a piece of work though. He was known for his workplace romances during his tenure at WOTC: Salon still has its Death to the Minotaur articles online. D&D got converged the instant that WOTC bought it.

    August 10, 2021 at 4:37 pm
  • Crazy Dave Reply

    magic will always be the big $ for wotsee. game stores survive because of that alone. then comes warhammer. at the tail-end are the RPGs, either Adventurer’s League for 5e or PFS/SFS for Paizo. (why does no one play Paranoia XP anymore??? wtf???)

    WotC peaked with LG, which dominated the RPG scene at GenCon from 2000-2009. AL, not so much, but still very active and popular, especially among those who persevered through 4e and still wanted wotsee organized play post-RPGA.

    Paizo has replaced WotC in grandeur, having benefitted the most from the post-3.5 schism. The introduction of Pathfinder 2e has slowed the thunder a bit, so Paizo is re-structuring atm. they’ve just announced a reduction in the number of monthly scenarios published for both PFS and SFS, while assuring us that nothing is wrong. they produce a shit ton of material in APs, mods, etc., and the plandemic has ceretainly had its effect.

    bottom line: Paizo now takes over the great upstairs Gaming Hall that the RPGA used to monopolize for years. but Paizo is woke as fuck, as well. their official twitch live-streams are fucken unbearable. i can only watch if they happen to have the Glass Cannon on.

    August 10, 2021 at 5:47 pm
    • Cloudbuster Reply

      I suspect some of that was English.

      August 10, 2021 at 6:01 pm
    • ElRojo Reply

      Pazio replaced WOTC at gencon because they have a big sponsorship deal with gencon. WOTC bounced and doesn’t do cons anymore.

      Paizuo benefitted greatly from the 4e 3.x schism, but the instant 5e came out everyone went scrambling back to “real” D&D.

      Pathfinder 2 was an attempt to put new fire into their sales. IMHO I do no think that it is working out. But Paizuo is one of those companies who’s PR department tells you everything is 100% never better, until it is not. So we have to wait until they are forced to announce ‘restructuring’ to read their tea leaves…

      August 10, 2021 at 7:38 pm
  • jorgen b Reply

    Will all the LGBTQ+ wierdos who got vaxxed just so they could go to gayncon and play some woke D&D with their fellow weirdos be upset or just say “thank your zer, may I have another”?

    August 10, 2021 at 9:45 pm

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