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The Good? All of it! That being said, it had to be good as I didn't even know I was going up until about 6 weeks ago. I had a brain fart and failed to book a room, thus leaving me out in the cold (or in this case, the heat) but thanks to EvilCleric and Inarah, a room was acquired and I was able to soak in another ReaperCon.

 

The Bad? The was no contest entry, no classes and no gaming, but that's ok cause I enjoyed just sitting back and painting miniatures, playing pinball and having conversations with my friends.

 

Ill be a little more diligent next year concerning the hotel

 

EDIT: a few other things, found some great food and coffee shops. Juicy Pig BBQ, Thai Ocha, Jupiter Coffee, & West Oak Coffee. Also hit Recycled Books for the second year and walked away with some pretty nifty stuff

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Here’s the announced statistics:

 

At the first ReaperCon, there were 57 attendees. Last year, Ron thinks that there were 1073. This year, the 16th, saw 1576! 

 

Next years theme will be pirates, similar to what they did in 2012.

 

And I recorded the auction results, pasted behind the spoilers below. I did not try to get any spelling right, nor accurate amounts, so no lip! If you don’t care for sticker shock, don’t look. For value reference, my Reaper Bucks came to $1300, which came from the VIP, swag, four classes, and two hobby hijinks.

 



2019 ReaperCon Auction

 

4 mugs $3100

Used paint set $6600

Large Reaper shirt $3300

Cobra $3900

Khanjira $4500

Hobby hijinks paint set (pathfinder 1 and 2) $4900

Badger chrome Jet airbrush $6100

Prototype Bones 5 print large mammoth $4700

Mahldrakar $5400

Tshirt large $1900

Hobby hijinks paint set (pathfinder 1 and 2) $5100

Bones Blacksting $3800

Echidnox (Legion of Cake) $3100

Riverwidows shirt small $2500

Pirates box Dragonspire Seas set #3 $4200

Two Bones paint set (new) and fungal queen $6900

Box of metal dungeon dwellers (6) $4100

Catfish gulper (messy glue) $3000

Obsidian crypt $3200

Starter paint set $5000

Wyrmgear $2900

Gruff game $2200

Badger airbrush pair Sitar and Patriot $7500

Bonesylvania expansion set $3600

Narlythotep $4500

Doug Cohen book $4300

Convention tshirt $2200

Badger chrome airbrush $5600

Bonesylvania set #2 $3600

Black 2xl tshirt $2700

Metal Reaper 4x $4200

Reaper Clock $9300

Dragon bust and mousepad $5700

Sophie blanket $11700

We Will Roc You $4500

Warlord book and miniature $4000

Smaller Reaper clock $6100 

Chronoscope expansion $3900

Dungeon dwellers paint set $3500

Pathfinder paint set 1 $4500

Stack of reaper brushes $7900

I Love Ed Sculpt tshirt $4000

Guardians Call game $3800

Reaper Paint set #1 $4500

Gulper catfish $3700

Bonesylvania set 2 $3500

Riverwidows medium tshirt $2800

Classroom paint set $4400

Battle of dreadmere maggotcrown army, zombies, and dice (used game stuff) $3300

King Cobra bones black $3200

Mouslings tavern box set $4100

Mystic circle and mousepad $3400

Bonesylvania 2 $3000

Badger Sotar airbrush $4900

Reaper Bones Black 5x figures $4700

Dragon bust $3600

Sophie tshirt small $2200

Large paint set 1 $4900

Older Sophie Air Cav small tshirt $2400

Sophie blanket $7500

Battle of dreadmere River Widows army, zombies, and dice (used game stuff) $3900

Shipping container and mousepad $2000

Child small shirt $2900

Shugnugarath $3100

Reaper paint brush stack $4700

Metal miniatures random box set x6 $3100

Dragon turtle $3900

King Cobra $3100

Wood plinths $2900

Box of 6 reaper metal miniatures $3000

Argent $3700

Izzy art book $2700

Khanjira $3700

Tshirt xl $2700

Kraken $3100

Sotar badger airbrush $4100

Sophie blanket $5200

Reaper tshirt 2xl $2800

Used classroom paint set $4600

Large paint set 2 (108 paints) $4900

Autographed Izzy art book $2900

Mahldrakar $3900

Wyrmgear $3100

King Cobra $2600

Glittery silver paint case $5400

Zip polo long sleeve Reaper shirt $3900

Box of badger paint 18qty $3700

Kahnjira $2600

Doug Cohen book $3400

Bonesylvania 2 $2500

Xl tshirt $3700

Wrymgear $3800

Badger 12qty 3x (36 paints) $4500

Battle of dreadmere Duskwarden army, zombies, and dice (used game stuff) $3900

Sophie collection box set $4100

Bones 5 prototype storm giant $4400

Badger Patriot airbrush $3700

Learn to paint layer up box set $3400  

Redline Games entire KS set $8800

Victoria Miniatures Sledgehammer BFG autographed $2600

Bones 4 Chronoscope expansion $2600

Medium tshirt $3700

Bones Dreadmere expansion $3900

Sophie blanket mermaid $3300

Blue glitter paint case $4100

6 Reaper metal dungeon dwellers $3000

Wyrmgear $2000

Reaper tshirt medium and mousepad $3000

Reaper paint set 1 $3000

Lord of the Jungle $1900

Battle of dreadmere C’thon army, zombies, and dice (used game stuff) $3200

Bones paint set 2 $3900

Hobby hijinks used paint pathfinder paints $3000

Lost Valley expansion $3800

Prototype Bones 5 dragon $6700

Prototype blue dragon $4100

Prototype dragon $5000

Badger paint set (36x) and airbrush $4200

Bones 4 core set $3900

Dragon on motorcycle large figure $2900

Learn to paint layer up, tshirt small $2400

Misc box of Bones July release $4000

Bones 4 Fans Favorites expansion $4100

Battle of dreadmere Bonehenge army, zombies, and dice (used game stuff) $3075

Color primers x16 $2500

Battle of dreadmere Blood Wolves army, zombies, and dice (used game stuff) $3200

Paint set 1 and 2 $3100

Paint set 1 and 2 $3000

Bones 4 Dark Reach expansion $3200

Dragzul (red dragon) Bones box $3100

King Cobra $3000

Learn to paint core skill set $3000

Four mugs (last auction) $5100

 

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The Good - I like that the MSP Open continues to grow.  What did Anne say, 996 entries? (4 short of 1000 were her words).  The level of painting continues to grow and I think I got some of the best feedback this year.

 

The Bad - While I like that the number of vendors grew, I wasn't terribly happy with the selection.  This is certainly not Reapers fault, and I definitely spent about the same about of money, I didn't have the same kid-in-a-candy-store feeling.  I'm also sad that hanger 18 is going out of business

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More stats:

 

61 people collected a Bingo card from me

26 people actually got a Bingo and thus the ribbon

 

... except, with the next math calculation, a problem arises that throws the above into question. I counted out that I have 98 blackout ribbons left. I ordered 100. I gave out much more than TWO. I believe i gave out at least 8 blackout ribbons, meaning they gave me extra on the order, and thus I probably gave out at least 36-ish Bingo ribbons.

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Kind of a weird first forums post, but I guess thoughts of my first ReaperCon will work:

 

The Good: Pretty much everything! This was the best con experience I've had in years. I spent most of the weekend at AL games (mostly DMing and a little playing), but I did get a session of Sophie Says and some paint and take done. Everyone I met (including and especially @Mocha!!!) were amazing. Hopefully I'll be confident enough in my skills to actually enter the competition(s) by then. Definitely planning to be back next year and take a few classes.

 

And, thanks to @fletcherpeatross and his evil twin, I walked away from the auction with a set of 32 paints despite DMing during that block. B)

 

The hotel and Ms. Rita also deserve special shout outs! Had a wonderful stay.

 

The Bad: I understand why DMs didn't get swag bags until the end, but could we at least get programs at arrival next year? Not sure how much they would have helped, but I was a bit lost a lot of the time, especially the first two days. Also, GrowTix... just GrowTix...

 

And RIP, my boys garbage children @ Disciples of C'thon. My meager supply of stickers weren't enough. ;_;

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35 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

There were programs availble at the registration desk all weekend IIRC. Thanks for running the games though.  I had a blast playing the epic.

 

28 minutes ago, corbie said:

Whoops! Looks like I missed those. :blush:

 

Yeah, no clue why they weren't given out with the normal bag. That seems like an oversight.

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The good: Seeing all my Reapercon friends, meeting the ReaperLive Team (Collins and Justin were awesome!) Getting some time to speak to several of the guest artists and instructors. Learning new techniques, and enjoying all 5 of my classes. All the minis I BOUGHT! Wuahahah. Oh and the EPIC Karaoke night, was so much fun and Derek Schubert and Mocha can REALLY sing! 

 

The Bad: No contest entry this year. Eating Hoolihan's 4 days in a row for lunch and dinner, not getting to take the Reaper factory tour, only getting to game for one night, and didn't get to collect as many ribbons as I wanted. 

 

All in All I had a wonderful time, and got to meet a few of my twitch buddies, I just wish I had a few more days off from work to recover from the convention. 

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5 hours ago, corbie said:

Kind of a weird first forums post, but I guess thoughts of my first ReaperCon will work:

 

The Good: Pretty much everything! This was the best con experience I've had in years. I spent most of the weekend at AL games (mostly DMing and a little playing), but I did get a session of Sophie Says and some paint and take done. Everyone I met (including and especially @Mocha!!!) were amazing. Hopefully I'll be confident enough in my skills to actually enter the competition(s) by then. Definitely planning to be back next year and take a few classes.

 

And, thanks to @fletcherpeatross and his evil twin, I walked away from the auction with a set of 32 paints despite DMing during that block. B)

 

 

@ironman1231 and I planned a little bit.  I worked really hard and got lots of reaper bucks, he showed up to the auction and got free paints out of it.  Win/win?

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On Sunday, September 01, 2019 at 5:20 PM, Clearman said:

 

 

The Bad - While I like that the number of vendors grew, I wasn't terribly happy with the selection.  This is certainly not Reapers fault, and I definitely spent about the same about of money, I didn't have the same kid-in-a-candy-store feeling.  I'm also sad that hanger 18 is going out of business

 

Tabletop Plus and Happy Seppuku weren't there this year.  I don't think miniature case guy was there either.  Hanger 18 was a venus flytrap with their discount, we got ensnared every time we walked by.  I'll miss them, too, now that I'm familiar with their cool stuff.

 

I found selection better than last year but that's only because both years I was on the hunt for Warlord Games stuff and this year Warlord had a booth.  I dropped a lot of money in the 6 feet between Frontline and Warlord.   Mario at Frontline told me my spending spree with him last year for Warlord stuff was at least some of why Warlord came this year.  My list of wanted items split just about 50/50 between what stock they each had, so I was able to share the love.  

 

Outside of my specialized item hunting, though, it did seem like the miniature-related booths were thinner.  

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58 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

I found selection better than last year but that's only because both years I was on the hunt for Warlord Games stuff and this year Warlord had a booth.  I dropped a lot of money in the 6 feet between Frontline and Warlord.   Mario at Frontline told me my spending spree with him last year for Warlord stuff was at least some of why Warlord came this year.  My list of wanted items split just about 50/50 between what stock they each had, so I was able to share the love.  

 

 

 

In  the FWIW category, Warlord was there because Ed talked to him at AdeptiCon earlier this year and convinced him to come down, since he lives in OKC.  He said he did really well, and will definitely be back next year.  I guess y'all just about cleaned out his stock of Lucid Eye figures!  I told him I though they'd do well at this Con!  Fates willing, I'll be helping man the booth next year.

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2 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

The award ceremony needs to start earlier now that it's so long.  By the end I felt like I was on a different planet.

 

A zombie planet.

The award ceremony goes faster when you drink through it.  That wasn't minis in my swag bag under the table.  Next time swimg on by and have a tipple.

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