I Live! (Sort of)
1. GenCon. Wow. Just Wow.
My first convention and I had no idea what to expect. Things I learned:
#1: I suck at playing D&D Miniatures. I thought I was good but upon meeting American players I was ground into a fine pulp, snorted through a dirty rolled-up twenty, and used for nefarious purposes. It was hilarious how bad a player I was. I had a heck of a lot of fun but yeah, twas brutal.
#2: The Wizards folks are awesome. I can't talk too much about it but everyone was super-receptive, nice, and definitely into the geeky crap that I do. Well, most of them. I did have a drunken mishap explaining to a certain Forgotten Realms Designers and implying he didn't know about D&D having a website. Was a fun cross between hilarious and RPG-career suicide. Not really, but it was fun in a doom-filled kind of way.
Long story short, I've got some more geek-work in my future. I met everyone I was supposed to (and then some) and fun future projects were discussed. Fingers-Crossed and looking forward to hammering them out when I return to Berlin.
#3: Crap, the laptop's battery is about to die and I'm not even a quarter through all the stuff I need to share. More later. In the meantime, let me just show you two places where you can hear my voice:
Critical Hits let me aim some goofy questions at D&D Wizard James Wyatt. I wasn't supposed to talk but, well, I couldn't help it.
Also, I did a audio commentary with the Jerks for Dark Crystal and Tobe Hooper's Mortuary. Check them out if you dare.
More later guys...sorry for the radio silence. Vacation has been ...surreal. But fruitful.
(And if you've emailed me and I haven't written back but are reading this, know it's because of battery doom and that I've got a LOT of emails to respond to.)