Gen Con is this weekend? I wish I could go. I loved going to it when it was up here in San Jose (a few years ago). I remember I did a live action Call of Cthulu game, a arena of death game (D&D based game where you had to kill everyone else off.. which I did on the first turn by breaking a magic wand. ), a Star Fleet Battles campaign, and a few games of MTG. It was very fun.
Growing older is manditory
Growing up is however, optional