Geek Nation Tours booking for Adepticon 2015 trip

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Aug 28th, 2014
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Geek Nation Tours has started booking for their Adepticon 2015 tour.

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Geek Nation Tours is very excited to present our tour to the world’s largest tabletop wargaming tournament and convention – AdeptiCon. Here discriminating wargamers from around the world find a multitude of gaming experiences – from tournaments using a variety of different wargaming systems to the very best in gaming and painting seminars. AdeptiCon is also a wargamers’ shopping paradise with a huge amount of vendors waiting to show you their wares. It is a spectacle to be seen and experienced. Game with the best, meet friends from around the world, and roll dice all night long!

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  • darkendlight

    I was wondering if anybody on here has been on any of these tours.

    • Soulfinger

      I haven’t, but the questions to ask seem to be: Do you have plenty of disposable income? Do you prefer structure to trailblazing your own way? Do you prefer hand-holding to confidently interacting with strangers?

      Some people go to these events already knowing people or they have an easy time making friends so that they get invited out to party afterwards. They pour a fifth of vodka into their Mountain Dew beforehand and hit the crowd without hesitation. This tour seems to cater to the people who show up looking bewildered and afraid. They stand at the fringe of any crowd with an expression of dread, and generally miss out as a result. To me, it sounds a lot like taking a tour of a foreign city; less authentic of an experience but tamed down for people who take things at a slower pace.

  • sniperjack

    I was visiting the Adepticon 2 years ago with geek nation tours from germany. For someone not accustomed to a foreign land its quite easier to visit a event like this way. Most of the organisation is handled by Teras. You have always the freedom to do what you like: participation of a tourney, visiting Chicago, organising a team of stangers. You can stay with the group, but you are not urged to. It is nice to have someone to ask for help about transportation (flight, land) and a place to stay. Things which to organise can be time consuming. At the evening all people come and eat together or have a drink. You meet many interesting people. Taking this trip alone wouldn’t be so much fun. Was worth every cent i spent.
    Watch here:
    http://s121.photobucket.com/user/sniperjack_photos/library/Adepticon_2012?sort=3&page=1

    • Soulfinger

      That’s a fantastic way of putting it Personally, I like to get completely lost without planning anything in advance whatsoever, but I can certainly see how the “This dark alley looks promising!” approach wouldn’t work for everyone.