Should I Submit a 2nd Generation Gamer "Event" for Gencon
So I was driving Shane to preschool last Friday. Here is how our conversation went:
"Mama, when are we going to Gencon?"
"Well buddy, It's not until the end of the summer. So it's gotta get a lot warmer before we can go to Gencon. Are you excited to go?"
"Do you want to wear a costume again and maybe be in the parade with Wyatt & Amelia and Mama?"
"No, I don't want to be in the parade. I never-ever want to be in a parade. I only want to wear my costume."
"Who do you want to be this year, Thor, or Obi Wan?"
"Hmmmmmm." [a very long pause] "Obi Wan."
"What if there were other kids. Like if there were a kids costume parade, would you be in a parade then?"
"Oh, with other kids in costumes? That would be very nice. I would like to do that mama! Mama, does Obi Wan have a nick name?"
So, other geek parents and gamers HAVE to have these types of conversations...right? Or similar conversations about D&D and the like. Chad just found that awesome article out there about the guy that goes to schools to teach D&D to kids. There used to be a really awesome kids RPG internet group that Chatty DM was a part of but it seems to be very dated to me.
So what is out there for parents of kids who want to pass on the true wisdom of gaming, D&D?
Shall I risk it and submit an event to gather the troups of parents of early childhood age tots at Gencon and perhaps even try to pull some strings with my contacts at WOTC to try to get a rep from their early reader area to join us?
Anyone have ideas for some structure to the 'event' HELP!