|Andrew, John, Steve and Brian are ready to begin their short service in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy. It kicked off the weekend for me on Friday night.|
One thing that was great for me was that I didn't serve on the committee. The new guys, Dean Motoyama, Adrian Nelson, and Al Rivers did a really great job, despite a bit of a deficit in the volunteer department. Jim Denberger managed the Bring and Buy, took in record amounts of money and handled the event really effectively. Even though I was involved in running games almost every period, I think I enjoyed the convention much more as just a gamer dude. I'll write a bit more about my games in coming posts, but suffice it to say I had a great time.
|Drank some of Centralia's own magic elixir in the hotel bar several times. Not to be missed on tap.|
|Joe Waddington and I discussed the really important things in life at the end of the day on Sunday. That the discussion was mostly about really good beer did not break my heart.|
I did make some investments in existing projects, however. Monday Knight Productions brought in a bunch of the very nice Bay Area Yards ships, forts and buildings. Most of the great ship kits were gone by the time I arrived Friday afternoon, but I did pick up some of the remaining items on Sunday. First on the list was the beautiful Fort Jackson kit that appeared in Patrick Hreachmark's New Orleans game at Historicon last summer. Very cleanly cast, Fort Jackson is a star fort, usable in other actions. It comes with guns, and for thirty dollars is an amazing deal. Given its size and detail, one of the finest pieces of resin casting I've seen. I got some other goodies too, notably the ram CSS Webb, and one of the very inexpensive and also very clean warehouses. Great stuff and relatively inexpensive. My other purchase, also at Monday Knight, was to fill out the Galactic Knights goodies I picked up last year. I got everything I wanted, and now I just need to do something with. Daveshoe also added to his collection, so now we just need to paint it up and play.
A great convention. I had a lot of fun, but today it's a good day just to relax.