GENCON & OTHER CONVETIONS
It was an odd year for gaming conventions as uncertainty of life that was the hallmark of 2020 followed us into 2021. This uncertainty sadly effected our blog after the Kickstarter was completed. It has been a busy past couple of months and it is time to get back to old habits and back to how things used to be. I personally believe that eventually it is a matter of time until we are all back together glad handing and rubbing shoulders through crowded convention spaces once again.
As we get back to old, but good habits (such as blogging weekly) here at B.A. Games, the future is looking brighter. Cult of the Deep is being manufactured, and life is getting better (and busier). So, onto the blog!
B.A. Games exhibited at 3 different conventions this year. Two of them being more local and the third being GenCon. Below you will find a brief overview of our experiences.
Great Plains Game Festival – A fantastic local con for us in Nebraska, USA. We got to meet some of our backers, pick the brain of Stephen Buonocore (founder of Stronghold Games), and generally just have a great time playing games with people.
NukeCon – Another local con that was held in Council Bluffs, Iowa. We had a ton of fun hanging out with a lot of local people including: Mik, Starla, and Grant of Our Family Plays Games and Nick and Mandy from Happy Meeples. It was a great con and we were even on Our Family Plays Games Live at Nuke-con! Link below.
GenCon – This was a little surreal and odd for us, exhibiting at GenCon was in many ways something we had talked/dreamed about. It was our first time at a large convention (roughly 35K this year) as B.A. Games, even if attendance this year was less than half then previous years. The experience was unbelievable and the professionals who run the convention were nothing but helpful.
It was just too good to walk the convention hall the day prior and watch things unfold and get set up. To see the behind the scenes and meet fellow exhibitors was truly an experience that will be remembered for years to come. This was a great opportunity to meet new people, share Cult of the Deep with new players, have some meetings with other parts of the industry, and most importantly meet and play games with Kickstarter backers who have made Cult of the Deep and B.A. Games possible.
A NEW(ISH) TEAM MEMBER IS ADDED
We have added a new team member to B.A. Games… kinda. She is a new team member that is really just an old team member that has been helping out behind the scenes and is “officially” joining the team.
We have discovered that as B.A. Games has developed there are many jobs and tasks that need to be done. One of the tasks that we have neglected (besides the blog) is our Social Media accounts and presence. Chessa Stockton, “The Duchess of BAzlandia”, will be joining the team as “INSERT Social Media JOB TITLE HERE”. The plan is to begin small and slowly increase our presence and posts. When initially asked she wasn’t sure about it but after the Duke moped around enough she finally agreed to take up the task.
We are extremely excited to have her join the team and be able to interact with all of our friends and supporters out there.