Here are some of my observations:
- There were a lot of gamers attending this year. Tacticon last year in was puny in comparison using the same space. The miniatures room was jammed.
- Computer gaming room was well attended.
- Boardgaming in open area was busy.
- The game that I ran filled up with four players. No one preregistered before the convention.
- Miniatures room was a disaster. Three tournaments were scheduled at the same time on Saturday. Too many tables were used resulting in some games being cancelled.
- Table assignment for miniatures room was a free for all.
- Lack of chairs in the miniature room. Gamers were stealing chairs left and right.
- General boardgaming room was virtually empty.
- I got a smaller table that I needed for my game. I had to work with it.
- For someone attending the convention who is there just to run a single game has to pay to attend the convention does not make sense.
- There were a lot more attending doing Cosplay. Still makes no sense why Cosplay is there. Pointless.
- Vendor purchasing opportunities for Historical Miniature gamers was pretty much useless. Only good for dice and Flames of War.
- Why play computer games at the convention? Almost pointless. At least it is a game.
- Tacticon 2016 will be in Colorado Springs potentially on a different weekend than previous years.
- I heard that boardgamers were not allowed to bring their own games to the convention. They were only allowed to check out games from the library. Sounds like a negative for boardgamers. I heard some chose not to attend because of this.