I set my alarm for 6:30 this morning, stumbled over to GenCon and got into the Will Call line. The booth to hand out badges was opening at 7:00.
The bad news was that the line was just as long as it had been yesterday, when they wouldn’t let me in at 8:00 PM because I wouldn’t get to the front by the 9:00 PM closing time.
The good news was that I was not alone! Jason, one of the players from my regular Friday night online game of War of the Burning Sky via MapTool and Skype, lives here in Indianapolis, and we met up outside the convention center to get into the Will Call line together. Having company made the time go much faster.
It took about 50 minutes, but I eventually made it to the front of the line and picked up my own badge as well as my wife’s (she arrives later today). Woo hoo! #WillCallSucceed!
Jason and I also got into the line to pick up our goodie bags, which only took a couple of minutes. I haven’t explored all of the contents yet, but there’s a coupon book for the vendor hall that I’ll certainly have to check out.
After that, I came back to the Omni to nap for a couple more hours. Now that I’m awake again, it’s time to get a shower, move to the Marriott, and then start gaming!
Feel free to follow me on Twitter (OnlineDM1) for more up-to-the-minute updates. Word on Twitter right now is that the Will Call line has doubled back on itself and it hours long. Ouch. Glad I got up early!