I really dig this ad from the insider front cover of the program booklet, despite the terrible wrong it does to the work of Erol Otus.
More Erol Otus art from inside the program booklet.
Rob Kuntz wins the award for Creepiest V.I.P. Photo in the program.
DCC-rpg flier from the freebie table.
Jim Raggi's awesome The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role Playing Games And Their Modern Simulcra! (Regarding Raggi's book: Like dice? Also monsters? Then buy it!) That stuff retails for over 80 bucks and the con only cost $20 to get into.
The back cover of the module above depicts a mock-up of the proposed Gygax Memorial. The pic is a little too dark, but that's a gold dragon sleeping on top of a tower fortress.
Mishler got to play in an earlier DCC-rpg session with first level characters. He reported what sounds to me like a totally awesome but potentially cumbersome mechanic for spellcasting. Every spell comes with a success chart something like this:
11-13: 1 foe drowsy d6 rounds
14-16: d8 hit dice put to sleep for d6+6 turns
17-20: 2d8 hit dice put to sleep for d6+6 turns
21-25: 3d8 hit dice put to sleep for d6+6 turns
26+: 4d8 hit dice put to sleep for d6+6 days
That's not an exact duplication of the system, but it gives you the basic idea. Every time you cast a spell you roll d20 plus Int mod plus Caster level and look at the chart. You only forget a spell if you fail.
See the head of black hair bottom center? That dude and his buddy flew in from Italy specifically to attend this convention. They had taught themselves English in order to learn to play D&D. I handed him the last of the three copies of Encounter Critical I had brought along to give away. I wish I had brought my own copy to get Mr. Kask's autograph (see the inside front cover for why).
In the middle of Kask's run I look behind me for some reason and notice that if I scoot my chair back more than an inch or two I will totally bump into Frank Mentzer, who is running a game immediately behind me. Meanwhile Jeff Easley is about ten feet away the whole time, just relaxing next to some original art that's graced the cover of many old TSR products. Additional incidental name-dropping: I brought along my brother-in-law-in-law's copy of Metamorphosis Alpha to get Jim Ward's autograph in it, which he was very pleased to do. As he's signing it Tom Wham walks by and says something like "the value of that collectible just went down 10%". They both laughed heartily.
My character from Tim Kask's game. When in doubt pick the viking.