Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CharCon re-cap

Back from CharCon, the gaming convention in Charleston WV and what I now refer to as the Best Little Gaming Con in America! This con is ran extremely well and is ran by some of the best folks out there. These guys know what they're doing!


They asked me to attend last year but I was already booked so they gave me a rain check. I'm kinda glad because I got to spend some time with their other artist guest, the legendary Larry Elmore. Larry and I met down at Con Nooga back in the spring and realized we were both from rural KY and even though artistically we are different our similar backgrounds gave us a lot to talk about. Larry should be considered a national treasure.
We were asked to participate in the Wits & Wagers game. They teamed us up with horror author Edward A. Holsclaw II.
We were off to a rocky start but in the end we decimated our rivals!
The winners with the man that rules CharCon with an iron fist, Travis Reynolds.
Larry and I were also asked to judge the costume contest and miniatures painting contests. My first time judging these types of competitions and it was tough!
The winners received gaming mats that were customized by Larry and myself.

Best in show award was one sketched on by both of us. One hell of an honor to share space with Larry! I drew the zombie BTW...
The winning entry with the award.
We met some wonderful people at CharCon and got to hang out with some old friends. And it was a pretty lucrative trip. We won a copy of Wits & Wagers of course. And then Heather and I got some raffle tickets and tried for some other prizes, 5 to be exact. To our surprise we won three of those! A Zombies!! and Smallworld games and a Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars hardcover book. It was a good weekend...until the flat tire!
Here's to you, Tire God!
Thanks to everyone at CharCon for their spectacular hospitality! Can't wait until next time...

3 comments:

Dominic said...

I see you played in the Wits & Wagers game show! That's awesome. I hope you had a good time.

Cheers,
Dominic
Designer of Wits & Wagers and Say Anything

billy tackett said...

Dominic,
Yes we did. Congratulations on creating a great game. We're looking forward to playing with the rest of our family. We also got a copy of Say Anything. Looking forward to that as well.
I'm a little stunned that the mastermind of the game would be reading this...Who knew?
B

Rob Meyer said...

You're the man Billy! Love the pics!

-Rob