I've never been to a gaming convention. Ever.
I've definitely never been to the fabled Gen Con, which is once again coming up.
In flipping through my old Dragon Magazines recently, I see all the old ads and lists of Cons. There just never seemed to be any good Cons near me in either New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware. Or maybe I wasn't looking in the right places. Who knows?
I was always ambivalent about Cons as well, so maybe I just didn't put enough effort into trying to find them and attend. Maybe I was just too introverted back in the day.
Does this reduce my gaming "cred"? Am I really missing out on something good?
Question: What do you think of Cons? Are they something that every gamer should try to attend at some point? Does it depend on the Con?