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Gencon

So... let me talk about Gencon a little.

Wow.

I played (Living Death, Firefly, TechnoTerra, Living Dragonstar, Living Spycraft), I hung out with friends (old and new) and wandered the exhibit hall, playing demos and catching up with my contacts in the industry.  I drank till the bar closed (and hardly ever had to buy my own drink) and slept in when I wanted to.  Dang.  I think I know now why it is people go to conventions -- it's FUN!

There's a philosophy that holds that when things are meant to be -- when it's the RIGHT thing -- that everything flows.  Everything you need falls into place.  The stars are right.  And boy, were they ever for me at Gencon.  I'm starting to think that perhaps my life might be turning around.

I didn't have a single bad table.  I had a lovely dinner with my friend (it was nice to see you, Lisa!), and another friend let me share her Marriott hotel room gratis -- and even covered the cost of parking my car.  Thanks, Cynthia, from the bottom of my heart. 

Everywhere I went, people sought me out to chat, to hug, to tell me that they value me and what I have done -- and what I may do in the future.  I'm even told I got an ovation at the member's meeting (I left it early on because the echo made it hard to hear and what I could hear overflowed my BS buffers after about 10 minutes).  Despite efforts to disparage and discount me, it looks like I'm still an opinion leader.  This gives me great hope for the Gamer Fellowship project (about which there will be more, as soon as I settle on a content manager for the site).

It was, in short, fabulous.  And I'm going to go to Gencon Southern California in December, and have just as much fun.  I'll even run a couple of Living Spycraft games for AEG games.

The bitch is back!

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eynowd
Sep. 5th, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)
Good for you! It's great to hear you had such a great time and people were so pleased to see you!
jaegamer
Sep. 6th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
My shrivelled little ego needed to know that others still respect me. Now, of course, I have some difficulty getting my inflated head through doors! (1:23 pm in Canberra...)
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jaegamer
Sep. 6th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
Sanity Loss
I know - I was too late registering to get into the CoC. Next year I will register the first day. I've become a Chaosium Missionary, so maybe I might even run something. One something. Running every slot is tooooooo much work, and sucks the fun out of the con. Or maybe it was working for RPGA that did that.

I'm famous? (A friend tells me that I'm in the background of the TechTV/G4 report on Gencon SoCal from last December, but I don't get the channel and haven't seen it.)
doctor_toc
Sep. 7th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
Re: Sanity Loss
Of course you're famous, or have you forgotten that I knew who you were before I'd even thought of coming to the states?

Glad to hear you had such a rocking time!
jaegamer
Sep. 7th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
Re: Sanity Loss
I'd forgotten, actually -- are you sure you're not pulling my leg?

I rather like the idea of being famous, actually -- or infamous, if that's all I can manage.

I'm beginning to think that maybe my life might be turning around a little. To which I must say -- about time!

I wish I could have joined you at Worldcon, though...
doctor_toc
Sep. 8th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
Re: Sanity Loss
"are you sure you're not pulling my leg?"

Hell, I'm never sure of that :-), but I did know your name before we met online. I'd spent some time in the UK reading the old "Ravenscar Nights" site, and noted your name in connection with that. Then when we actually met during that CHILL game on WebRPG (what was the name of the CM? Patrick something?), I knew I was in good company. Did I honestly not mention that to you? I don't know where my head is sometimes :-)
jaegamer
Sep. 8th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Sanity Loss
You may have mentioned it -- I have a swiss cheese brain and it gets worse every day. I've forgotten who the GM was -- I'm just grateful that I ended up in YOUR magnificent Chill game. I still have hopes that one day you'll have time to pick it up again.
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jaegamer
Sep. 8th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Sanity Loss
From Strange Aeons, and, I believe, I played a character named Theron in a PBEM you ran. I've always wondered how that might have come out -- it was really, really good. :)
snarg
Sep. 6th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
I had fun gaming with you, and I'm glad that in the end you didn't consider it a bad table. :) I think that there were some character compatibility issues, but the players were all great people.

Enjoy GenCon SoCal. :)
jaegamer
Sep. 6th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
Fun Table
They were psycho - who knew that was just the ticket? I had a lot of fun (and you & me, we'll be talking more, about distributing Techno Terra).
thomas_monk
Sep. 10th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
Excellent. :) Not a whole lot else to say - I'm really glad you had fun. Maybe I'll let you drag me & Wife to one of those things, some day. ;)
(Anonymous)
Oct. 15th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
You did get a standing ovation...
Sadly, you left the room before I got a chance to speak but I asked for everyone in the hall to stand and give you the respect you deserve for beginning and guiding the Living Force campaign. I told them openly that nothing I do for the campaign would be possible without the fantastic effort and foundation you built.

I really wish you could have heard it.

-August

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