Stranger Games Sale at DriveThuRPG
Tabletop GamingTGG MediaTGG Podcast

The Gaming Gang Extra Episode 31: Vul-Con 2012 Raw

Elliott and Jeff discuss this past weekend’s Vul-Con convention which took place in Phoenix, Arizona. What begins as a rehash of the weekend con delves into the topic of game stores actively working against the success of a local convention. All this and a sprinkling of our usual nonsense…

Our apologies for the occasional background noises as this was a completely spur of the moment podcast and Elliott’s family was going about their normal evening activities.

Download the show to take it on the go right here.

And don’t forget, The Gaming Gang is available on iTunes.

Also add the podcast feed to your favorite aggregator or app with this link.

Show More

Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

Related Articles

21 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Rick Ivansek
Rick Ivansek
10 years ago

Was great seeing you Jeff! Glad you had a great time! We’re looking forward to next year already!

AZGamer
AZGamer
10 years ago

Your pointless drivel of a podcast is a joke. How long have you lived and gamed in Arizona? Vul-Con’s advertising and promotion was great. You ever run a convention? It is obvious you have not. NO GAME STORES were working against Vul-Con you are a LIAR. Get out of your mom’s basement and get your facts straight. You pissed off alot of gamers and we all know each other so keep trash talking your reputation is plummeting.

Totencough
Totencough
10 years ago
Reply to  AZGamer

Au Contraire AZGamer. Gamers Inn specifically made announcements that they were going to hold a tournament in their store and that people should stop in there instead of going to Vul Con.

Really sorry to burst your bubble, but the game stores down here are all utter crap.

We have ( in order from east to west)

The one owned by a guy that cracks peoples skulls open when he gets drunk.
One that people need tetnus shots to walk into.
One that run by and for total snobs who think they’re better than everyone else.
One that’s owned by a fat, lazy jerk who won’t get off of his computer to do anything.

The community gets the game stores it deserves, and it’s a crappy community and so it gets crappy game stores.

MCCloisters
MCCloisters
10 years ago
Reply to  AZGamer

Hey Jason! That sound you’re hearing is the Atom Bomb Jeff dropped on you that made you look like the asshole you are! I think you dropped that mom’s basement crack because you wish you lived in a basement and weren’t still attached to your mom’s teat!

Ace Turley
Ace Turley
10 years ago

Game! Set! Match! McAleer! If this was my website I have just told this guy to F Off!

Laura
Laura
10 years ago

:::APPLAUSE::: Very well stated Jeff. I believe that is definitely Checkmate. 😉

Kerry
Kerry
10 years ago

Bring it on AZG! I’ve never commented before but my boyfriend and I love the gaming gang! These guys tell it like it is so if you and your fellow mouth breathers want a fight we’ll give you a fight!

AZGamer
AZGamer
10 years ago

Do you really thing you are doing any good for the local gaming community with your podcast?
You think that if someone doesn’t have time to do an interview that they are snubbing you?
Your ego shows and it took my post for you to actually call out these stores that you have slandered.
Well done sir.

AZGamer
AZGamer
10 years ago

Did you go directly to these store owners and verify your information that you got hearsay?

Jason Young (a different Jason)
Jason Young (a different Jason)
10 years ago

Jeff, first of all, well done.

I am a huge fan of the podcast and a fellow valley resident.

I was really excited to see that you did a podcast about Vul-Con to get your take on it. I was aware of the convention of course, I heard about it on the podcast and saw advertising on that ubiquitous board gaming site. I really wanted to attend but wouldn’t have been able to go Saturday and couldn’t justify the price of the full convention if I was only able to go Sunday. Jay & Rick, if you’re out there, if it’s possible to do single day tickets next year I think that would be a wonderful idea.

I live in Peoria and work in Chandler so I pass most of the game stores in the valley every day on my way home and know I can spend my money in any of them that I choose, and I’m happy to say Imperial Outpost is my store of choice. I’m very much looking forward to hearing the interview with Darren, thanks a ton for spotlighting them. They’ve been putting a lot of effort into their store lately and are really starting to shine.

It saddens me that other game stores in the valley would act in the ways you talked about. It’s a real shame that we can’t come together as a group to have each other’s backs and expand the hobby.

Anyway, thanks for the podcast and the work you guys do. Keep it up!

Elliott Miller
10 years ago

Let me say, I’ve known Jeff for over 30 years. The man is anything but a liar. He has his opinion, he expresses it, and he calls them like he sees them. The people who can’t accept or are offended by what is reported are free to take themselves elsewhere.

I’m right there with Jeff, if less vocal. If you don’t like what we have to say, go start your own gaming website and podcast and say whatever you want. That is the beauty of having a free country. I stand behind what Jeff said, I’ve known him long enough to respect his integrity and courage to say what he thinks despite the fact that it might gain some negative responses, and as is apparent here, attacks.

The truth hurts Jason (original Jason), take off the rose colored glasses and see what can be done to make it better.

AZGamer
AZGamer
10 years ago

I was out of town and didn’t read your e-mail responses sheesh. Sorry for not getting back quicker, obviously I don’t have my priorities set right. Can we all just calm down a little? Still doing some fact checking to verify some stuff, will get back soon. So much drama who gives a crap anymore.

Ace Turley
Ace Turley
10 years ago

I bet Jason would give a crap if he ran a website and you went there and publicly said HE was a liar. I bet he’d be giving more than a crap and probably would delete your comments.

And he’s still investigating things? Fact checking? Who is this guy, Colombo? Personally, if I were Jeff and Elliott I wouldn’t approve any of this guy’s comments any more as he really just comes across as a jerk. He should take Elliott’s advice and go start his own gaming website and leave the gaming gang to normal people.

Back to top button