...you may get a rude awakening.
At 7:01pm, being in the Central Time Zone myself, I logged into an extremely lagged webcart. After finally figuring out my account password, I promptly selected my ViG Weekend Badge, of which there were only 100 available. Luckily I had already looked at the weekend schedule, as well as the webcart, earlier and knew there was one key seminar I wanted to take. Joe Orteza's advanced sculpting class, of which there was a prerequisite that you had taken his basic course previously. The slightly stressful thing about this seminar is that there were only 6 openings for it. After adding that to my cart, I checked out and was done!Yes, I am playing in the 40K Team Tournament next year. There were 128 team slots available, and CVinton from Dark Future Games had reserved this for our team while he was checking out!
Now then, there was a very significant point to me deliberately describing my registration process...and no, it wasn't to bore you. In case you missed it, I'll give you a hint. Go back and skim through my registration process and tell me the verb tense I used while describing the events.
Yup, I used past tense quite a bit, didn't I? Now you're catching on. The 40K Team Tournament sold out in under an hour and a half of registration being open, as did over a half dozen hobby seminars. In under 3 hours, the 40K Championships sold out, the 40K Friendly and one of the Combat Patrols sold out, the ViG Weekend Badge option was gone, as were even more hobby seminars. I haven't gone back yet to see what else is sold out this morning.
Look, I'm more than thrilled that Adepticon has grown to be the wildly huge success it is, heck I was literally hitting refresh for the last two minutes before the webcart opened in case my watch was slow. But that's precisely my point! If you didn't want that tournament or hobby seminar spot badly enough to be at your computer right as the webcart opened, you simply didn't get in some of the things you wanted to get into. This is going to inherently peeve off more than a few people.
But is it truly a bad thing? Is success a bad thing? Folks may argue that Adepticon needs to grow bigger to accommodate more people for the favorite events, but is that truly the answer? Adepticon has grown this year, as they now, for the first time, have a full day of events on Thursday having moved the 40K Championships to that day, and the team tournaments to two-day events. They have added more seminars as well as more events and more game systems every year. So grow they have. Do they need to make those favorite events bigger? I don't know honestly...Can you expand a tournament with 520 people already playing in it and truly keep a handle on it so that everyone involved has that amazing experience they are used to and love?
And yes, if you caught that little slip above, I will be in a team this year with a good, local friend of mine, and two good, non local friends of mine from Dark Future Games!
Are you going to Adepticon? Did you register already? If so, what are you participating in? Or we're you not able to get into what you had planned on entering? Share folks, just be tactful about it.