My story is somewhat...ordinary, but I'll leave it anyway.
I first started gaming when I was a kid upon learning of the Star Trek: The Next Generation CCG. In 2010, I found board gaming. I met a buddy through board gaming who was really into fantasy, role playing, and cool models. He's the kind of guy who finds something new and will soak up all the information he can find about it immediately. He discovered mini painting and immediately became excellent at it (painting about 500 minis in his first year or so). We started a Pathfinder group and began hanging out more regularly. He convinced me to join the hobby. After a few months, he mentioned Reaper in passing and said he was going to a convention called ReaperCon. He was on fire when he returned and convinced me to get into Warlord. We took a trip up to the store to buy our armies and were given a factory tour, too. Now I find myself on the forums, having attended my first ReaperCon, and not looking back!