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So who is excited about ReaperCon 2016?

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Only 359 more days till the Meet and Greet!!!
 
Per the magnet from the swag bag, ReaperCon 2016 is April 28-May1.
(Like most timey wimey physics type sciences, this is is only an approximate time frame and may be subject to but not exclusive the following conditions: The chance the hotel might lose the reservation. Important holy days on the Space Calendar, Quantum Mechanix,  Faster than light travel, Goblin invasions, Paint shortages, Bones III release announcements, Brian's hat achieving world domination,  Ryan Reynolds announces that he is Deadpool in real life, Pingo licks a brush, Chitauri invasion,   Soonâ„¢)
 
Goals for me for next year:
Enter a piece into painters worthy of 3 bronze votes 
Take Teh Girlfriend
Costumes
Custom ribbons
Run late night survival speed paint
Build an orphanage for all my excess dice. (I gave away lots this year but I still came home with at least a pound of excess)
Hang out with Doc Bedlam for at least an hour. 
 
Bonus Goal(s):
Enter a piece into each of the paint contest

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Goals for me next year:

Attend ReaperCon

 

Probably not going to happen, but it's nice to dream.

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I think I've talked my friend Isaac into attending next year as well. Maybe he won't be so nervous around new people next time!

 

FireElemental and I are planning on going of course. Reapercon is too awesome to pass up.

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can.not.wait! already contemplating entries for next year's competition, and deciding on what i want to do, really want to actually paint next time... lol

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Definitely going to try to attend but I am developing a different strategy for the contest. This time I painted specific things trying to meet certain categories and the theme and I was not really feeling the pieces. I think I am going to painted a few competition quality pieces throughout the year and then choose the best. That way I do not get burnt out again and can really focus on one piece at a time. I find my best work is something I enjoyed painting.

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I very much enjoyed this year. I met a BUNCH of people I've known from Facebook and the Forums, but had never met in person. And my current enthusiasm is utterly dampened by the fact that I am as sick as a dog who ate the thing he found in the road; the Con Crud has struck many of us down, and I do not look forward to work tomorrow, because my peeps are already a bit bent with me for taking two days off last WEEK, despite the fact that they knew about it two months in advance.

She Who Dances With Mouselings is still kickin' herself. She couldn't go this year because her employers sent her on a week and a half junket all over the country. She very much wants to go next year. Particularly with the "vampires and gothic horror" theme...

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I think I've talked my friend Isaac into attending next year as well. Maybe he won't be so nervous around new people next time!

 

FireElemental and I are planning on going of course. Reapercon is too awesome to pass up.

Have your friend join the forums to help alleviate the nervousness. I probably would not have enjoyed the convention as much as I did if I knew no one. You can run around and introduce yourself as "forum member". ^__^

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I think I've talked my friend Isaac into attending next year as well. Maybe he won't be so nervous around new people next time!

FireElemental and I are planning on going of course. Reapercon is too awesome to pass up.

 

Have your friend join the forums to help alleviate the nervousness. I probably would not have enjoyed the convention as much as I did if I knew no one. You can run around and introduce yourself as "forum member". ^__^

No kidding! We've only spent four or five months on the forums and it made this year's Reapercon way better. We're working on getting him on here...

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Custom ribbons, yes!

 

I almost did custom ribbons this year, but I had too little money at the end (didn't plan far enough in advance). Next year, though. Next year!

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I will consider it.

 

The schedule doesn't fit mine, but I may have to do some concessions at work.

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I told them that they need an on site comic book dealer for those of us who had to miss Free Comic Book Day to be at ReaperCon. It's hard to juggle all my nerd-doms at once, you know?

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I'll definitely be there next year!

 

This was my first real ReaperCon experience (I'd been the previous year with a single day pass on a whim with a friend) and I feel like there's a lot that I missed out on:

 

Meet People - I had some casual conversations here and there and made a few friends, but most of my interactions were with people who were either solo or duo.  There were a couple tables in the open painting room near the entrance furthest from the vendor booths that, as far as I could tell, were mostly people from the forums.  I should have tried to make my way into that group at some point but I never did.  I haven't been on the forums for that long and I suppose I psyched myself out and became intimidated of approaching a bigger group who already knew each other to some extent.

 

Bring The Right Thing(s) To Paint - I've got a 40K army I'm trying to finish on a deadline as they're to be used at a convention less than 2 months away.  As a result, all of the free painting I did was working on that project.  Assembly line work on a bunch of tanks takes up a lot of room and isn't super portable.  Next year, I'm going to have a smaller number of individual models to paint.  Things to paint for the enjoyment of painting vs painting towards a deadline.  This will keep things portable and quick to set up - making more opportunities to approach occupied tables and ask if I can sit down and paint with them.

 

Be There The Whole Time - I wasn't able to get out to the con until right before the Thursday night dinner and I felt like I was playing catch-up.  I think being there from the start will help (at least me personally) be more comfortable interacting with everyone else, as we're essentially starting fresh together.

 

After-Hours Games and Events - I hear lots of fun was had at night but I spent most of my evenings in my hotel room.

 

Painting Competition - Loved seeing all the amazing entries this year, but sad I had nothing to enter.  I'm still somewhat new to the whole painting thing and so far everything I've painted has been to play with in one game or another.  For next ReaperCon, I want to paint something(s) specifically to enter into the competition.  Picking models that look fun to paint and might be on theme, vs limiting myself to what my character/army dictates.

 

 

I still had a great time, but next year is going to be even more awesome!   ::D:

 

Edit:  Also ribbons.  I've got to come up with something good and get some made before ReaperCon.  That just seems like way too much fun to miss out on.

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Funny thing is, the Wednesday night meet and greet barely used to be a thing. It's come about as a result of the pilgrims who show up early. And there are more every year. At this rate, Reapercon will eventually become a five day thing.

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Meet People - I had some casual conversations here and there and made a few friends, but most of my interactions were with people who were either solo or duo.  There were a couple tables in the open painting room near the entrance furthest from the vendor booths that, as far as I could tell, were mostly people from the forums.  I should have tried to make my way into that group at some point but I never did.  I haven't been on the forums for that long and I suppose I psyched myself out and became intimidated of approaching a bigger group who already knew each other to some extent.

 

Yes! Next time, come join in! Everyone is friendly! 

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I am so ready for Reapercon 2016 I can't contain it. Well, I can, but you know what I mean. Next year I will not miss a minute.

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