I enjoyed the weekend of AetherCon, even though my games that I were slated to run were a bust, I did have fun playing in a few of the games over the weekend. Enjoying the neediness of the con with fellow gamers who want to play and have fun.
A lot of excellent GMs and some awesome players who can really get into their characters with some pretty neat accents. Next year I’m book the entire weekend off and run a game a day and partake in a few as well. Totally immerse myself into the con.
It’s something to look forward in and maybe, just maybe, I might bring along a few of my players from my game table with me. It doesn’t cost you a penny, there’s some cool room to enter to chat with other players, shop for some new (or old games), vote on events like miniature painting and also spend painting duels that occur.
With the gaming group around the table and face to face gaming is only slated for nights when we can all get together. Virtual Table Top is the other option to keep on gaming.