Gen Con 50

Greetings All,

Today I just wanted to complain a bit about missing out on Gen Con. Feel free to ignore my angry, womanly ranting. This makes the second year in a row that I’ve had to cancel. Last year we got caught up in court for the frustrating shared parenting that we have and this year my boss that I had a two-year contract with just decided he couldn’t pay me anymore. He hasn’t paid me since March and after yesterday, that work relationship is over.

This year I was really excited about going, I have good communication with multiple game companies, I was going to volunteer with several companies, I had great tickets for events at Gen Con, and my blog is doing well. I had my tickets purchased, a unrefundable hotel, and a friend was going with my husband and I as well. I even bought this adorable Gen Con journal for my adventures.

In the end I had to cancel my tickets, that I couldn’t actually get refunded… they just got put into the Gen Con site for future purchases. I had to cancel all of my cards because the hotel wouldn’t tell me which one I used for my reservation, and I had to tell my friend that we could no longer go.

I know it’s childish, but man I am so tired of not being able to go to things like this. I haven’t had a “vacation” since I was a kid and my last driving trip was just to take my grandmother-in-law home to Illinois. I want a break from the real world and Gen Con seemed perfect for that. Here I am, anxiety riddled and all… and I still wanted to go to the 50th anniversary of Gen Con. That’s huge for me.

I even got offered a game masters badge from a game company. I had to tell them I’m sorry, but I can’t afford to go. I realize that this post is just a great big whiney list of complaints, but it’s gets to the point where you don’t know where to complain about things like this.

Board games are such an essential part of my life and Gen Con sounds amazing. I know that I’ll get there one day and it will have been worth the wait. I really do hope that all of you attending this year have a blast and all of those sitting on the bench like me get there one day too. For the time being, I am just going to sit here and enviously/angrily stare at all of my friends that have yearly vacations and really consider smacking the ones that have multiple vacations every year…

Sorry for having my outburst today, thank you for hanging in there and reading. I’ll be less angry during my next post. Until next time… Live by the board.

-livingbytheboard

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