Its time for a review of my time at MittenCon!
MittenCon is a annual gaming convention at the Okemos Convention Center in Okemos, MI. I’ve been to this place a few times as DaveCon also takes place here.
Organization:There really isn’t one…. but that’s on purpose. The gaming is ~99% table top and the gaming is free form. People bring their games, set them in piles on tables on the walls and then start gaming. Not a bad way to do things, but unless you know what going on, you might get lost. Con organization for dates and such is done via Board Game Geek.
Location: The Okemos Convention Center is a great place. Lots a cheap rooms for the gamers and a pretty friendly staff. Not a ton of food near by, but there are favorites like McDonald’s and Applebee’s.
Games:What you bring is what you get. Pretty fun.
Price:10 bucks for Saturday. That’s when I went.
Vendors: None. Kind of a bummer. Always great to see vendors at cons. Also helps split the load cost-wise for the organizers.
My role in things: I went to bring a splash of RPG’s to MittenCon. I ran pathfinder society “We be goblins!” and Arcanis intro game. The pathfinder game was lightly attended, but Arcanis was a full boat. Since I was running for a gaming store, lets home some more people show up!
Final Verdict: A fun con. It needs store support, but I’d go again if it didn’t have it.