Great advice! I'll try reaching out to local game stores, and see if they're planning anything. Haven't seen many posts in the NYC area so hoping more people show up.
Thanks Metropolis. I've been a big fan of Netrunner since 10+ years ago when it first came out; I showed it to all my MTG friends, and tried to get them to play it. I still have my original decks. I was a big fan of it, but no one else was interested… started playing online with MCG and LackeyCCG but wasn't completely the same.
Funny story: when I heard it was coming back in GenCon, I arrived Thursday @ noon, but it was already sold out within an hour. So I came back Saturday morning, when one of the reps on the floor mentioned that the advance copies had sold out, but they were sending a shipment in by "slow boat from China" to be driven all night for delivery the next morning. Long-shot, but for a chance at Netrunner, totally worth it.
The rush was insane when the doors opened, mad dash by dozens of people aiming for FFG, line for FFG went around several areas of convention floor, floor reps were "traffic cops", and they had to surround the boxes by security, which were in a pile (?!?!) since people were running in and grabbing them, until they stopped it and it had to be requested while at checkout.
I don't think I've ever stood in line and sweated that long for a chance at anything. Got the game though, and it's been great. Wish I bought two but I felt more people should have the chance to play (I'll get that second set later).
Totally worth it.