I am on vacation this week with my family. My internet connection in the coming week will range from intermittent to non-existent. I will have posts for each day I am away on the blog, but if something momentous occurs, for example: Elvis is discovered working at a Big Boy’s in Tulsa, the Pope issues a Bull against blogging as a complete waste of time, or there is an alarming outbreak of common sense in the government, I trust that this post will explain why I am not discussing it.
Among other activities we will be attending the Gen Con Convention in Indianapolis, a pilgrimage the McClarey clan makes each year to renew our uber-Geek creds. If any of you are close to Indianapolis and you have never attended, it is worth a drive to see tens of thousands of role players, board gamers and computer gamers in Congress assembled. If nothing else you will go home reassured as to how comparatively normal you are. Last year’s attendance was in excess of 28,000 and there are multitudes of gaming related events. A good overview of Gen Con is here. Below is a Gen Con video from 2006 which gives a nice feel of the convention.
I spend a lot of my time at the Gen Con auction, on the search for old historical games.
I have been threatened with being tossed in the Klingon jail, a fixture at Gen Con, before but it hasn’t happened yet. As long as I mind my manners at the convention, I will be back on line next Sunday.