Gen Con Highlight

On Friday morning, a woman walked up to our booth. She said: “You guys look like you know what you’re doing. Do you have a bandaid?”

And I replied: “Yes, let me get our first aid kit.”

As it happened, I had needed a bandaid myself earlier that morning and had opened the brand-new kit, thinking to myself “Good thing, because if there was an actual emergency, I sure wouldn’t want to be pulling the plastic off in a rush.”

This wasn’t an emergency either, but it felt good to a) be recognized as a place where we would have the necessary supplies, and b) to actually have them, know exactly where they are, and be able to quickly offer a variety of bandage choices to the con-goer—who, like many, had given herself a blister walking the show floor!

Making a TODO list for your next convention? Whether you’re an attendee or an exhibitor or a special guest or anyone else: get a small first aid kit. Hopefully you’ll never need it!


  1. I needed a bandage myself, Thursday night during set-up. I managed to get 2 from different sources on my way to the bathroom to wash off the cut before applying one. Have to say, both people who offered them were very eager to help. I’m not sure if they were maybe a little /too/ happy to prove the usefulness of their convention to-do checklist items… but I was glad of the aid, all the same. 🙂

  2. We also have cardiac defibrillator paddles if anyone needs them.

    OK, that’s not true. But it’s now on the wishlist for next year’s booth.

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