The Breakfast Puppies will be in force at The Dalles for Wagoncon 2018, “The Best “Dam” Gaming Convention in the Columbia Gorge!” This is one of our favorite gaming conventions here in the Pacific Northwest, running from Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th, 2018. We fondly discuss this convention at great length in our second episode of Bikers, Dice, and Bars. And here’s what NPC had to say about it after his trip to the con in 2017:
I spent the past weekend at a rather new “local” gaming convention called Wagoncon. Located an hour and a half away in the adorable small town of The Dalles, OR, this con started up in 2016 as a heavily community-focused event. The main two hosts are both really good friends of mine in the Oregon gaming communities, and what they’ve done with the event is just plain awe-inspiring. I must say, in all honesty this was the most enjoyable, exciting, and downright heart-warming gaming event I’ve experienced in the last decade (and longer). Small cons are my jam and provide for me exactly the kind of gaming experiences that I most passionately seek. These are where the people shine the best, with smiles and laughter more genuine than I have ever known at such gatherings.
That’s exactly what I wanted from my weekend vacation. I’m addicted to that experience now, too. I think I’m just done with larger cons for the foreseeable future. They never satisfy my desire for actual community, and always leave me unpleasantly overwhelmed and exhausted. Not so with Wagoncon. Now I need more of that in my life!
We’re bringing the whole crew out this year to record two (possibly even three or four) different special episodes, including one from our super secret upcoming new show. The guys from Have Movies, Will Game will also be coming out, for some cross-team interaction and gaming excitement.
We hope to see you there! Check out the Convention’s details on their web page, here.