Because some people asked, I thought I’d post some observations and pictures from the MegaCon Booth at Gencon.
This year’s booth is much better than last. They have a single space with demo and retail all together. Last year they had two booths across the aisle from one another and made for a disjointed experience.
My initial impression is these guys are non-stop busy. I have stopped by at different times through the first two days and each time the booth is packed with activity. MegaCon has brought additional resources to the booth so they can adequately staff the different areas and pods in the booth.
They have pretty much all their products represented in the booth, Mercs TT, Myth, Recon, Conquest, and Emergence Event all have demo stations. They have some Banner Saga information back in the retail area along with several cases of miniatures. One case has all the Myth miniatures painted with a shelf dedicated to completed JM sculpts. If you’re at the show, be sure to check those out. They also have a case with all the Recon miniatures (many of them painted). The collection is quite impressive and anyone who went all in with RECON will have a metric ton of plastic to paint (and I thought the Bones KS had serious plastic painting opportunities). I noticed the new Myth JM map at the back of the booth too – that was neat to see in person.
I’ll post my pictures at the bottom of this blog entry, but first some observations:
Looking at the presser for Banner Saga and some of the other content in the booth, it appears that this game is pretty far along from a production standpoint. Most booth employees are drawing people’s attention to the announcement and is clearly an important future IP for MegaCon.
RECON is not final and they are not demonstrating the complete game at the show. I know there is a bunch of speculation on where the shipment is and when backers will receive. I spoke with the MegaCon team directly and my takeaway is the shipment hasn’t made it to the US at this point. MegaCon will not comment on directly where it is, only to say when it his US distribution center they will update the community. Until that milestone, there are too many variables outside MegaCon control and they don’t want to set false expectations.
They are demonstrating Myth on 3D terrain. They did this last year too. Looks neat and I wonder if someone is making this in retail. I’ll see if I can get details on this at the booth today or tomorrow.
I will be there today and tomorrow and if there are questions people want me to ask, please post them here.
My observations on the MegaCon booth and content from GenCon 2015
01 Aug 2015
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