I attended my first gaming convention this past November. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
I'd like to try a couple of more conventions, but for the life of me I can't understand why these things are scheduled when the weather outside is beautiful.Portland, Maine
has one from July 3-6.Connecticut
is from August 1-3.Otakon
is August 8-10.Montreal
is October 3-5. (Peak foliage season here in northern New England.)
Why the hell would people want to be indoors during these weekends? I happen to be on vacation near two of the above conventions (at the time of the convention), and live close to a third - and I wouldn't dream of attending any of these.
Weather in the northeast sucks for half of the year. I can understand that Christmas is not a good time, but what about winter? Surely that's a better time to be indoors, isn't it? Come winter, I can't imagine the thought of having squandered my summer weekends sitting inside at a convention.
Just another thing to change when I become a dictator.