Con Breakdown (Breakdown at the Cons)

Posted by Ben on 2012-08-21

So Geek Girl Con went amazingly well. Being in a well lit, air-conditioned room was a nice change from the usual giant rooms lit only by florescent lights and being heated by thousands of humans. This, coupled with some of the friendliest staff and chill con goers I’ve ever encountered made the con actually relaxing. It was amazing, I don’t normally get to relax at cons.

Oh yeah, and Pixie Dash was there as Tiren. I’m sorry, that came out wrong. PIXIE DASH WAS TIREN EEEEEE! That’s pretty much what I sounded like the first couple of hours at the con. She did an amazing job and you can find the photos at our Facebook or our Deviant Art Page. It was wonderful having such a talented costumer helping us out. She even brought in some of her friends from The Northwest Mutant Academy. We even got to do a minor Batman Vs Tiren photoshoot. I’ve never had so much fun.

I wish I could say the same for Gen Con. The whole convention was colored by the fact that United Airlines bumped us off the final leg of our journey. They compensated for…basically not being able to fly us to Indianapolis, but we were stuck renting a car and driving from Chicago to Indianapolis. Did I mention I was the only member of our group with a valid driver’s license? Did I also mention that I couldn’t sleep on the flight there, and we had a red eye flight so I was running on 45 minutes of sleep for the past 24 hours? Well, I was the only one allowed the drive the car and I hadn’t slept for the pervious day. It was…not fun. In fact, it was the opposite of fun.

Sadly, the exhaustion from the unexpected long distance driving ruined the rest of the convention. I had fun running Cel*Style Games for Games on Demand but I just wasn’t on my game. I think Jake and Nick had it worse, trying to sell stuff at the booth while not actually having enough sleep to string two sentences together. Oh well, at least my players seemed to have fun. And that’s what counts right?