Posted on 19 January 2012 by Sixpod
“Not bringing the NGA crew to your event would prove to be a terrible mistake. ”
“The NGA crew never ceases to amaze me. They come in with a ton of gear, get everything set-up in no time flat, and then insist on helping my crew with our gear. They go above and beyond the call of duty every year. They don’t come off as business men, or just people out to make money either. They are gamers who wish to bring the best gaming experience possible to everyone around them, and they do an amazing job of it every year.
Dominic Cerquetti & Adam Chase- Magfest
Posted on 06 September 2011 by Sixpod
“The best game room that I have ever seen in my 9 years of attending Gen Con.”
That quote from a recurring dealer of the show, pretty much sums up the weekend. Gen Con Indy has been in existence for over 41 years and Nexus Gaming Alliance was very happy to be apart of one of the longest running events in world. From dock frenzy Wednesday/Sunday, complete with the dealers room maze to the e-game arena, to opening at 8am. This event was very different for us, but with the professionalism and perseverance of the NGA Staff everything ran great. Open to close each day the E-Game Arena was slammed! Every tournament reaching over predicted attendance numbers. The first big tournament of the convention was my favorite, “The Retro Challenge.” Boasting over 50 people in the challenge. Not to be outdone, Pokemon B&W tournament pulled in 70 people!
Shooter tournaments for Gen Con Indy were sponsored by: ModJunkiez.com who supplied $200 plus dollar custom controller to the winner of the tournaments.
We also played host to a few great social gatherings after hours. Getting a chance to unwind and get to know some people, as well as catching up with people we have not seen since Gen Con Indy 2010.
The attendees of Gen Con Indy were great, the convention center is amazing. The staff of Gen Con Indy are some of the best around. Thanks goes out to NOS for supplying NGA with drinks and keeping the arena the most energetic place at the show. We hope to see everyone back out next year and if all goes well, we will have the privilege of playing host of the E-Gaming arena again!
Posted on 05 July 2011 by relentless
Hi everyone, this is ranatalus. I’m one of the other heads, and I’m writing this as we head out from Florida Supercon. First things first, let me tell you something: driving to Florida is long. Take how long you think it is. It’s longer. It’s like when you go to one of those places that has the 40 oz steak that is free *IF* you eat it in like 20 minutes, and you get about halfway in and realize you still have over a pound of steak left to eat.
Also, when you drive through the everglades, you start seeing all sorts of like 10 foot high barbed wire fences which is more than a little scary. Have alligators learned to climb fences? What if they were to learn to fly?? The concept of flying alligators makes me want to pee myself. Like, a lot.
Anyway, the convention itself was pretty ok. Dance Masters as insanely popular for no real reason. Aw man, Ian is eating a chocolate chip cookie from Subway now. I wanted to try one of those raspberry cheesecake ones, so I asked for one of those plus one chocolate chips. They gave me two raspberry cheesecake. They were ok but really, it was just so weird to be like “I’m eating a cookie” and then your tongue to be like “this tastes like cheesecake wtf is this.”
Aw great now it’s raining and I’m getting rain on the screen. It feels nice though since it’s been constantly around 90 degrees with 90% humidity the entire time we’ve been here.I don’t want to damage my laptop so now I’m typ;ing this with the lid halfway down. I can’t see anything I’m typing so I am probably making typos.
Where was I? Oh right, Supercon. We hyad a 50-man Smash Brothers Brawl tournament where the winner got a *BRAND NEW* gamecube controller. Like, factory sealed and everything. They were pretty excited for that. At one point we were trying to download some DLC that we needed for some of the 360- games, buyt the hotel’s internt was not good (during a con, it never is) so we took Tyler’s laptop and tethered his phone and shared the connection to the 360. His computer was all like “lol i’m not giving you an IP address” and the xbox was like “pretty please ((((” and the laptop was likie “HAHAHA NO oops i’ve broken myself” and then it uninstilled all his networking. Then I downloaded a linux installer (because Tyler has a big beard you see) for him and he installed that and then his mouse didn’t work. OH SHIT A CROCODILE no wait that was just a tire.
Well, this is the best post-con writeup ever! I’m not going to proofread because I’M TOO HOT