Sunday, August 12, 2018

GenCon 2018 May Be My Last



Pictured: Girls that weren't at GenCon this year

The  picture above is from 2014.  You would have had real trouble finding anything that hot this year.  I won't say there weren't a few good looking girls.  I distinctly remember seeing two of them.  But that was about it.

I took a few pictures of the kind of girls that were in costume this year and then decided I didn't want blind my readers. 

Bottomline: The Body Positive Movement has ruined Cosplay.  I have never seen so many gigantic asses shrink-wrapped in spandex in all my life.  There was a booth there, Beauty and the Geek, they sold bootie shorts with a superhero theme and proudly advertised that they had sizes from Sml to 5Xl.  Don't get me wrong, there have always been a few clueless cows, who show up every year looking for some attention from the eternally thirsty.   But 2018 was the first year that they were not only in the majority but the vast majority.

By day three the hot chicks had vanished entirely.

The GenCon dealer room is usually one of the big reasons to go but this year the dealers apparently heard that the horrible Trump economy had put money in peoples pockets and that they desperately needed help getting that stuff removed.  Everything was DisneyWorld prices. 

There was a pall over the whole thing this year.  The energy, which in truth is the real reason I go to GenCon, was gone.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out why that was.



Meet Gencon's Guest of Honor for 2018.  

Yep they went full SJW this year and made that thing the GOH, due to her contributions in gaming.  Despite the fact that she literally couldn't tell the difference between Doom and Fallout 4.  She's that much of a gamer.

When SJWs are in charge, everyone pretty much walks on eggshells.  They were feeling free enough to bring a bit of ANTIFA with them.  Jeremy Hambly, was sucker punched at bar in the wee hours of Thursday by some sad piece of shit card game designer who has developed a game that appears to actually be worse than Depression Quest.  So props for that asshole.

GenCon is owned by Wizards of the Coast and this is the year they have decided their SJW convergence is complete.  They have begun sneering at and giving the finger to their own customers.  

Next year, it's going to be DragonCon for me.



9 comments:

Heterodox said...

The guy that grabbed him did so from behind as well. He really gets under my skin; I actually considered breaking anonymity to take him up on his offer of fight all comers. It's easy to beat up on low-T numales at a con, especially when you jump them from behind. It would be interesting to see how he handles an actual man who is accustomed to violence.

Heterodox said...

Oh, and who puts someone in a headlock? What are we, 12? Pro tip: if anyone puts you in a headlock, grab their fucking balls and squeeze as hard as you can. Even an unsuccessful attempt will cause him to release it. He'll punch you a few times in the process but can't generate any real power from that position, so just ignore it and crush his family jewels.

Cataline Sergius said...

Blogger is not exactly friendly territory so the only thing I can safely say is that I really...really wish I'd been there.

owlish said...

I go to the Rice University gaming con every year, and while there are some people in costumes, it's all related to LARPs going on. The pic looks more like a Comic-Con kind of thing.

Jew613 said...

Virtue signaling to their own destruction.

Cataline Sergius said...

@Jew613

What did you think of Mister Sunshine?

Jew613 said...

So far I'm really enjoying it. The Koreans have really upped their game with this production.

I've long had a soft spot for Korean dramas since I watched a truncated and confusing version of Emperor of the Sea on an odd cable channel which picked up and showed Asian dramas. They would take 60 minutes of content and cut it down to 45 minutes so they could add commercials, so a lot of the shows didnt make a ton of sense as the edits were very random.

Jew613 said...

A small thing I wanted to add, Mister Sunshine avoids what I consider the cardinal sin of period dramas, which is dropping people from the current year into whenever the story is taking place. Its the late to 19th century to the early 20th century and the characters think and act like it. The Koreans are also ruthless in a way that you had to be in that time and place.

Cataline Sergius said...

@Jew613

I quite agree with your sentiment.

That was one of the things I liked about the HBO series Rome. No one was running around declaiming the evils of slavery because frankly it would have crossed no one's mind to do so...Including the slaves.

I have a vague memory of this old TV movie of Robin Hood. It starred Morgan Fairchild as a 40 year old Maid Marion and Tom (the only real Doctor Who) Baker as Sir Guy.

At one point Maid Morgan gives a long and impassioned speech on women's rights when informed that she is marry Sir Guy of Who.

To which he replies, "Madam this is 1190, find a white dress."