Saturday, August 25, 2012

GenCon 2012: The Experience and Painting Comp Entries


Greetings once again! Well GenCon 2012 has come and gone and what a trip it was! I have attended GenCon (the biggest gaming convention in the US) for the past 8 years and each time it gets bigger and better! Here are some pictures of the entire GenCon experience:

Some of the various miniatures tables:

The Magic the Gathering area (I am so glad I never got into this game!):

Those were some very impressive trophies in that case! I never realized that Magic was so intense and competitive!

The BattleTech V.R. Pods. I really want to give this a try at some point!

Robo Rally all made from Legos!

The Card Hall where people could come and build giant structures from excess CCG cards, then on Saturday night they allow people to throw pocket change at the structures and all money collected goes to charity! I think this is brilliant and there were some impressive structures!

The Empire of Man extends to GenCon! Ave Imperator!

A giant balloon dragon!

 The new Dungeons and Dragons area was impressive!

A life-size Warjack! Most impressive!

A game I am eagerly awaiting!

Fantasy Flight Games had demos running of their new X-Wing dog-fighting game that looked very cool!

I had a chance to stop by and take a look at some of the painting entries for the various painting competitions that GenCon had going this year. There are always some stunning pieces entered and this year was no exception. Please excuse the poor pictures, I had to shoot through glass cases to get these shots.

My favorite piece of the entire show! It was titled 'My God Emperor is bigger than yours!'

I don't think the poor Blood Angel assault marine is going to make it!

Best in Show and Best Single Miniature. The freehand swirls on her dress were stunning!

Thanks for looking! Next update will include a run down of a game I played while there that was called: Formula Waaagh! 


  1. Wow, looked like a good time was had by all. I heard there were over 40,000 people in attendance! Figure painting and scale have changed a lot since I was involved.

    Thanks for sharing, and for shooting through glass, the photos came out decently :)

    1. It was a lot of fun! Hopefully next year will be just as fun! Thanks for looking!