Origins 2008–the exhausted overview

Back from Origins and super-tired. I don’t have the stamina to do a full write-up now, and work has already let me know that I won’t have the time to do one for the rest of the week. So I’ll hit the high points now and do a full write up over the holiday weekend. As always, Origins was a great, fun convention.

Some highlights:

  • Driving out and back with Kat, Dalys, and Bill was loads of fun. I finally got to win at the cow game!
  • Dalys’ birthday was at the con. Bill stood on a chair in the exhibit hall and let everyone know.
  • Got to play Serial with Clarence & Naomi. Great game where the serial killer turned out to be a contestant on America’s Next Top Model.
  • Carey, the hardcore With Great Power… fan, played in every WGP… event Kat and I ran. She brought the melodrama with a side of angst.
  • I GMed a game of Acts of Evil and didn’t really do anything evil, except maybe devour Don’s hand … but he had it coming.
  • Got to play Best Friends with Peter and Gary Atkinson, Jared and Luke. All my friends picked on me. I hate them.
  • Would you believe karaoke?
  • Peanut butter milkshakes! Mmmm.
  • More playtesting with Ralph, Luke, and Dan (?) wherein I failed to redeem a mad god.
  • Luke finishing up the publishing panel with “We’ll gladly stick around for specific questions, but we’ve talked for about an hour and forty-five minutes straight. Hope you caught the massive info-dump.” And his invisible white board.

Good times. Now, sleep and a return to real life. Yuck.

IGE at DexCon 11

Hi, all.

Time has all-but overtaken us this year. Kat and I would like to run an Indie Games Explosion at DexCon this year. The convention is in East Brunswick, New Jersey from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20.

Unfortunately, that means that we will need event information by this Friday, June 13! If you run at least four events, we can secure you a free badge. If you run fewer than four events, we can still list your events with the rest of the Indie Games Explosion for increased exposure.

I will post this at The Forge and at Story-Games. Please re-post or link to it from wherever else you think might be helpful.

Please send your event information to my Gmail acount: stalwartip AT gmail DOT com

We will be registering all the games, but we’ll need all the info to fill out this form

I’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have.