I wasn't sure about your comments, whether you were serious or not, never been to the Con you mentioned but it kicked off my sarcastic streak. It really may be a great game but they seem to do all they can to make the fans wonder what the heck it is going to be.
I joked on one of the threads that all they have told us is that it is "new and shiny." Then I watch the Gen Con videos and the CEO of FFG called it "new" and "shiny"...and controversial. Thanks for clearing things up. Jay Little tells us it is not a board game, it has dice and cards and character sheets and career cards but there is NO board and NO map, and no pencils.... Glad I already have maps of the Old World then...and a pencil.
(And no I wouldn't expect it to come with pencils, but Jay mentioned it at least twice so if must have been important, it was more time than he spent on explaining how all these wonderful do dads we have to buy are going to work to make it a better role playing experience.)