The first weekend in August is one of my favorite times of year, only topped by Halloween. The only reason Halloween gets the edge is candy. As it happens, that’s really the only difference between the two.
A brief history
Gen Con was founded in Lake Geneva, WI (hence the name: GENeva CONvention) in 1967 by a group of war game enthusiasts led by Gary Gygax. Gygax was the perfect person to envision this event as, just a few years later, he would go on to revolutionize gaming and essentially create the entire genre of tabletop roleplaying by releasing of Dungeons