Work is still being atrocious. I have today off for MLK Day… which means I get to sit in front of my computer at home working on this grant rather than sit in front of my computer at work doing it. This does have advantages, don’t get me wrong, but it is hardly a day off.
This thing will be over before the end of the month. I am looking forward to February, which promises to be cool.
February 8-10 is Winter War, the local gaming convention. Despite living here since 2001, I’ve never been to one of these. (Admittedly, I didn’t know about it for the first few years… and then I was told that it was all historical wargaming…) I am going to go this year. It is close enough to my home that I could walk there. I have no excuse. I should also find out about the auction – and whether it is the sort of thing where Angela could enter some of her boxes for dice and stuff.
February 14-17 is Capricon. Angela and Grace have a table in the dealers’ room. I’m going to go and help and hang out and stuffs. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll do there, but it should be fun.
I’m hoping that our Wednesday night group will reconvene come February. That would rock.
Also in February: More actual content in this blog! Less of me whining about work! Hurrah!
I think you’ll really enjoy Winter War. It’s one of the highlights of the year for me.
I’m afraid I can’t give you a definitive answer about the auction, though. I rarely go and never stay through the whole thing. I’m just not much of an impulse game shopper. (Plus, I know my housemate will be buying a bunch of stuff there that I’ll also get to play.)
There’s usually a fair amount of non-rulebook / gamebox stuff that comes up in the auction.
A lot of miniatures, and terrain pieces, even some model kits a few years back. Computer games are about the only things frowned upon, but thats simply because they usually don’t sell. It’s worth the fifty cents to try it out, though.