Halfway through the year, and we haven’t had a chance to thank everyone we’ve encountered at any of the conventions we’ve blundered through! So here goes:
Dreamation 2005 (East Brunswick, NJ; January 27-30, 2005)
Vinny, Martha, Avie, and the entire Double Exposure crew always come through for east coast gamers. The qualifier for the CºNTINUUM Championship was included, along with some successful demoes of Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head –the board game of international diplomacy. Kudos and thanks to everyone involved with the con.
ConnCon (Stamford CT; March 11-13, 2005)
Chris sends his thanks to Art and all the great staff and volunteers. While our RPGs didn’t pan out as successfully as we’d hoped, our demoes of Axe In My Head were a smash, with players begging for a copy. Heck, at this writing, we can’t even show you a copy!
I-CON 24 (Stony Brook, NY; April 8-10 2005)
Efforts to run CºNTINUUM, NªRCISSIST, and Chi-Chian games were continually frustrated by room, table, and scheduling mix-ups. Equal parts blame ourselves and the con, though our games of Axe In My Head ran swimmingly enough. Plus, the Stony Brook Campus is tough to schedule around, so big applause to James ‘Dregg’ Carpio for arranging a 97% gaming success rate at I-Con. Next year, we’ll be sure to not schedule as part of the 3%!
Chris also got the chance to encounter webcomic nobility such as Aerie, Jon Rosenberg, Rich Stevens, Mookie Terracciano, and many others.
Recess VI (Brooklyn, NY; April 30th, 2005)
This time, Dave and Chris… only ran Axe In My Head. That seemed to work. Also, it’s a one-day gamefest run by nerdnyc. Thanks to Aaron Brown and pals for this special, and very necessary, in-town gaming venue.
If you’ve followed along this far, you’ll realize the highlight of most the foregoing (at least for us) was the Axe In My Head demoes– you might also note that there’s not even a hint, as of this writing, about the game itself, even on the popular ‘Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head’ translation page.
Well, we’ll have to do something about that… I mean, this game is just too much fun to keep under wraps much longer…
MOCCA Art Festival (New York, NY; June 11-12, 2005)
As we warned people, Chris haunted the halls of the comics fest tossing a webcomics questionnaire in front of the boothholders, and some of the attendees. His enthusiasm compounded by heat prostration, he managed to annoy or confuse such luminaries as Jeph Jacques, Ryan North, Jon Rosenberg, R. Stevens, the rest of Dumbrella, and many more listed at right.
However, he bought shirts from a lot of them. So, like the tulpas of Tibetan legend, he made up for his trangressions. Sort of.
Also encountered again were Eve Grandt of Blood and the Art of Baking (now with an End City spinoff, Sunshine), and Tintin Pantoja of Sevenplains, to both of whom he behaved in a slightly less insane and more respectful manner.
As for the ‘Rip Van Webcomic’ questionnaire? More after our post about last weekend’s DEXCON…