At Insane Clown Posse’s DCGCon, the Clown Is Down with Board Games and RPGs


#1

When I first arrived in Denver Colorado for the Dark Carnival Games Convention, wearing a circus-themed dress and an Insane Clown Posse hoodie, I felt totally alone.

This was the first ICP event I was going to without my usual guide, my partner Ape, who has been a fan of ICP (a Juggalo) since he was a teenager. As a Juggalo new to the community, I was excited but pretty nervous. Having traveled across the United States to attend the Gathering of the Juggalos, the March on DC and Juggalo Weekend, I had some experience under my belt, but as a queer femme, being in a group of men known for “wilding out” was a little intimidating.

I needn’t have worried.

Arriving at the convention hotel, I heard the familiar sounds of joyful “whoop whoop”ing and laughter, then I saw them—hundreds of Juggalos, all here for a weekend of concerts, partying, and… gaming?


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/3kykpn/insane-clown-posse-gaming-dark-carnival

#2

This is the most Vice headline on Waypoint in awhile, and the article was everything I wanted and more.

Also, huge respect for anyone who runs an RPG for strangers at a game con. It isn’t easy, and there’s a lot that can go wrong. But it’s always so great to hear about people trying out RPGs and getting into the hobby.


#3

Into the Echoside has been on my wishlist for years.


#4

I’ve really grown to appreciate ICP and the Juggalos. Yeah, they’re corny as all hell, but they really do seem to be open-hearted and prioritize family and togetherness above all else.

Side note: One of my favorite Giant Bomb bits is Jeff describing his time as an ICP onlooker.


#5

This is a very good article.