In short: awesome convention.
I ran one Learn-to-Hack game at the convention and spent the rest of the time either hanging out or playing. I got in more HackMaster in this one con than I have in the last 5 years of game conventions combined, and I've been to more than a few cons. The last half-a-decade I'd been volunteering at the Origins Game Fair and a couple of GenCons, organizing the HackMaster events for Kenzer & Company. All my time had been spent running events (working) and not playing in any.
To say that GaryCon was an enlightening experience is an understatement. Not only did I get to meet and play with a bunch of old KenzerCo friends, I got to meet some legends of the industry. Yes, these are relatively normal guys, but still....their work has given me so much enjoyment over the years. I didn't really sign up for any games since I was there more to chill, but I was able to jump into several and there was a big pick-up game I got into. I didn't loose any PCs, but there were a few close calls.
I didn't take a lot of pictures, but here are some of the better ones.....(click for larger pic):
This photo is a bit blurry. You can see the massive amount of snackage in front of the D-Team corner. If you look at the digital battle board closely you'll notice the left-most figure is down. That is my PC. I got ToP'd (Threshold of Pain) while bum-rushing the orc's defenses. At least I accomplished my part in the early mission before going down.
I like the pig-faced orcs, always have, and now whenever I see them I immediately think of Will from the Roll for Initiative podcast.
We gave him so much crap for gleefully putting on found, used underwear. "Eeeewwww" doesn't begin to describe it. You know he lost some Honor with that fashion choice.
Don't worry, Steve was safe & sane. This was just a set-up photo opp, but a good one.