You can’t keep good games down!
Not that we were ever down, but Filsinger Games madness is still as strong as ever—even stronger!
I’ve just returned from great times on the East Coast with the highlight being our annual GalactiCon event, which took place in Pittsburgh on July 13-15. What a stellar event! It’s always a pleasure to see our long-time, loyal promoters, but also new fans that have joined the madness.
The annual Trivia Challenge was as entertaining with game fans showing off their expertise. The event was won by Mike Melesky in a tough battle with Troy Xavier. In addition, the Auction was as entertaining a “show” as always with game fans sneaking in their bids at the last second, like a run-in during a wrestling show! The crowd was riled.
Several fans had some interesting ideas for next year’s GalactiCon and I would share their stories, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. They need time to develop their ideas and will be proposing them in the days and weeks ahead. One fan had a very creative idea that (if it comes through) will be a big highlight next year!
I also loved the exclusive “first” release of KINGDOM COME 2134. So much work goes in to each game edition that it’s finally all worth it when fans see the game and PLAY!
I also met with game fans during a game store appearance in Garden City, Michigan at Pandemonium Games and Hobbies. A blast from the past was meeting a game fan, Frank, who colored his original black and white CotG cards. Remember when our fans used to do that? It’s always interesting to see the creative interpretations game fans have for the colors of the original, classic characters.
Meeting game fans on the road is always a treat for me because these are fans that aren’t necessarily active on the boards or our fan community, but still are loyal promoters all the way.
I hope to have some of these rewarding experiences in August when Filsinger Games will be at the largest game convention in Phoenix, Game On Expo, on August 10-12. I’ll be headlining a panel about making it in the independent tabletop market and hopefully meeting many new game fans. Several long-time promoters have offered to help at the Filsinger Games booth and we’re going to blitz Phoenix with Filsinger Games madness!
There’s no stopping this light-speed interstellar space ship. We’ve been producing fun action games for over 30 years, there’s no reason to ever stop. Our fan base is as big and strong as ever and we keep adding new blood to the mix in the form of new players. This is a company built on the foundations of fun, loyalty, and creativity. Our motto is people first, fun first, the rest will take care of itself.
And just a reminder for history buffs—my blog INSIDE TOM’S BRAIN has been around (off and on) since the 1990s, making it one of the longest continuing blogs in the history of cyberspace! Were you with us when it started?
THANKS FOR BEING PART OF THIS AMAZING RIDE!
Enjoy the games and when we’re in your area, be sure to stop by and visit. And start making plans for GALACTICON for next year! Not just plans, a COMMITMENT. It’s usually the second weekend in July and the only way to make sure you’ll be there is to CLEAR OUT TIME NOW. This is a matter of priorities and your loyal game-playing friends are counting on you!
Until Godsend has a bad hair day…