This year, we're going back to Adepticon again. Although we don't all live in the same state anymore, it's our one opportunity a year to get together like old times. As I look back at the memories of all those garage games of 40k in the midwest winter, freezing our butts off trying to get some practice in before Adepticon, I can't help but feel grateful for those times. They were formative experiences that helped us bond as a group, and they're memories that I'll cherish forever.
Thanks to the Adepticon archive, I was able to figure out that this will be my 11th Adepticon. It's crazy to think that I've been doing this for so long, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Sure, I missed a few Adepticons in there because of random life events, but for the most part, this tradition since 2007 has lived on.
There's something special about Adepticon. It's more than just a gaming convention. It's a place where like-minded people can come together, share their love for the hobby, and make lasting memories. For me, Adepticon has been a constant in my life. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, I know that I'll always have this one week in the year where I can escape and be with my friends.
As I prepare for Adepticon 2023, I can't help but wonder what memories we'll make this time. Will we try out a new game? Will we finally win a team tournament? Will we get lost on the way to the convention center like we always do? Whatever happens, I know that it'll be another chapter in the story of our Adepticon journey.
In closing, I want to say that if you're thinking about going to Adepticon, do it. It's an experience that you won't forget. You'll make new friends, learn new things, and have a great time. And who knows, maybe you'll start a tradition of your own that you'll look back on fondly in the years to come.