Southern Fried Gameroom Expo – Pinball Wizard!

Now that I’m blogging a  bit more, I’d like to post about some of the great conventions I get invited to. I’m at an outstanding one right now –  Southern Fried Gameroom Expo. The convention’s main focus is pinball and arcade games (I KNOW, RIGHT???), but they’ve started a tabletop gaming tack, sponsored, in part, by Geek […]

Insane Charity Bike Ride Update (and my Atlanta Game Expo schedule)

Hey, all, This weekend, I’ll be a guest at Atlanta Game Expo/Southern Fried Game Expo, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. It’s a short trip for me, and my schedule’s light. But I’ll be there! Bring on the Chicken and Waffles! I’ll try and make myself available throughout the con, but at […]

A Cemetery in the Middle of Nowhere

It was a hot, sunny Sunday in Pierce County, Wisconsin – one of those places outsiders might think of as “the Middle of Nowhere,” but others call “home.” The unseasonable warmth made for a delightful kind of early summer day to bring flowers to the graves of relatives, if that’s your sort of thing. Judith and her sister are the sorts […]

On the Road Again…Kinda

Since talking about where I am, metaphorically, last Monday, this seems a good point to go over where I’ll be, literally, over the next few months. Mostly, I’ll be home, getting work done. Everyone’s happier, that way. But I will be popping over to a couple of conventions this summer and beyond. I had to turn down cons in Croatia […]

The Munchkin Card I Couldn’t Draw

This popped up on my Twitter radar, today: To which  Andrew Hackard, my great friend and Munchkin Tzar, responded: It all came to my attention when the challenge was accepted: OK, then. Here we go: I’ve drawn over 5,000 Munchkin cards at this point. Hope-and-Crosby-like, I’m healthily on the road to Card  #6,000. I’ve scribbled monsters and mayhem and […]

Welcome Back…

Hi there! It’s been, what (Takes out pocket watch. Glances at it.) four months since I’ve posted any updates here? OOPS! Oh, ha. What an absent-minded silly I can be. (Puts watch away. Gets ready to bolt.) Eeeek. Um, errrr…what can I say? It’s been a busy time, and I’m sorry things have slipped a bit, on […]

Warpcon And On and On

Happy 2016! Just a quick note to let you guys know that I’m going back to Warpcon in a few weeks, and I’m as giddy as a Japanese anime schoolgirl before the tentacles arrive. WHAT: Warpcon 2016 WHEN: January 29-31. 2016 WHERE: University College, Cork Warpcon is one of those conventions that’s become like family […]

Crawling Into 2016

2015 was a year. As has been the case for quite some time, the takeaway from it all is that I am ridiculously blessed. You can insert “privileged” or “lucky” for “blessed,” if you’re so inclined. I’m not sure which applies more. All I know is I’m incredibly fortunate to find myself in a position […]

The Spoiler Blame Game

  When are we officially allowed to talk about this? Surely the Internet has set a date. I *really* want to talk about this. — John Kovalic (@muskrat_john) December 18, 2015 Who’s at fault when a movie gets spoiled?  My take: Opening weekend, the fault is 100% on the person (here simply known as “the Spoiler”) leaking the spoiler. […]

Star Wars Openings, Past and Present

Star Wars Openings, Past: STAR WARS (1977) – I’d read about “Star Wars” crossing the Atlantic, on a 747, possibly listening to Fleetwood Mac on the god-awful earbuds you rented from the airlines for $4, back then. I was 14, and the summer holidays were upon us. We were returning Stateside to visit my grandparents, and drive across […]

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