Monday, July 30, 2018

A Trip To The Library And Back - A Short Update - Monday, July 30, 2018

I went to the Library...
...and talked with a lot of really cool people!

First off, I'd like to welcome all of the people who are taking a look at this little effort for the first time; I'll have a lot more to say about this past weekend over the next few days, but I'm just getting back to normal after an amazing and wonderful - but exhausting! - weekend.

If I may beg the indulgence of 'the regulars' here in this quiet corner of the internet, who already know all about the kind of tomfoolery and antics we get up to here, this is where I talk about and comment on the gaming hobby and industry that I've been involved with for the past four decades. If you look on the right-hand column, you'll see links to some of the things I've done; the search labels at the top of the column will also help you find things. Worst comes to worst, drop me an e-mail; it's also at the top of the right-hand column.

As often happens, a fan of Tekumel and gaming e-mailed me; he's the owner of a game store in Alabama, and we go to talking about what we both love in our shared hobby. The upshot of that conversation was that he and some friends would like to come and visit me and my game room

(Which has been seen on the "Multiverse" blog:

And we thought that it might be fun for me to come down and visit them so that they could get a little hint of who I am and what I do - and have been doing for a while. So, this past weekend, I found myself in Alabama, talking to a whole lot of very kind and gracious people about Dave and Gary and Phil and their worlds of Blackmoor, Greyhawk, and Tekumel; I ran many hours of games, too, and had one of the very best weekends in gaming that I've had in a very long time. It was every bit as much fun as supplying game tables for the Shieldmaidens, I tell you, but with a very nice hotel room and great food attached.

I did take some pictures, and I'll have a longer report started tomorrow; I need to catch up on my sleep (and laundry) to there will be more to come. The basic thing I'd like to say is that I've been to a really fun event, run by some really skilled and capable people, and enjoyed by a lot of folks interested in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, and Books!!!

I think I've been to heaven, and it's in Hoover, Alabama... :)

[Housekeeping Note:

I found myself talking alot about the Shieldmaidens group, a 'meet-up' space that was started by The Source Comics & Games here in the Twin Cities for women who want to game and have fun. The formal title is 'Shieldmaidens Sundays', and I will try to get a link for you - I do know that they are on Facebook, so you'll probably be able to find it faster then I can. Anyway, I've added a search label to my posts about them and their continuing saga - 'Shieldmaidens' - in my capacity as their "stagehand", "enabler", and "mascot".]

[Edit: Another Housekeeping Note:

The link to my Photobucket page seems to have been broken; I think I've fixed it. The link to my YouTube channel seems to have been working all this time, and so we're good there. If you try them, and they don;t qwork, drop me a line at my email address and we'll get them fixed. Thanks!]