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Greetings from Ravenholm.


Many banquet halls separated a sea of table-top gamers. I always misspell separated as seperated, and I rarely misspell without a typo.


Whoville.


My friend Charasan.


Felicia Day.


Felicia and that other girl from The Guild.


TF2 Scout.


Cobra Comander.


Larry Elmore. Poorly focused.


Cosplay. Yu-Gi-Oh or something.


Fantastic artists were present.


Focusing was an issue. My camera hates auditorium lights.




Mr. R.A. Salvatore. He had this look on his face a lot.




Billy Tackett's booth.


Shane Moore (author The Abyss Walker series). Very cool guy.


Billy Tackett (cover-artist of The Abyss Walker series) signing for me.


The Simpsons' ComicBookGuy worked at the Troma Films booth.


DIE!


Assassin's Creed.


Lego.


A couple of obscure companies called Dunjuns and Dragins and Magic Tricks or something. I didn't see any magic tricks.


Bite me. Vampire: The Masquerade lounge.


World of Warcraft tabletop gaming lessons.


WHEAAATONNNN!


Margaret Weis. She signed my Dragonlance Trilogy.




Ed Greenwood, well-metting my book.


And some other person's book.


That guy again.


Drow.


I want these people at my Halloween party. Other than the obvious condensation of talent, I love conventions like this because of the display of imagination that Halloween similarly invokes.


I mistook this Time Lord for Ming the Merciless. Whoops. He was nice about it though.


Charasan took a photo of me at lunch. There is an ugly-ass painting behind me and my flattering pose gave me three chins. M-O-O-N...that spells time for a diet.


I carried around about 60lbs. of schwag from the convention, including a Star Wars Definitive Edition Laser Disc Box Set I picked up for $10.00 in perfect condition, Ed Greenwood's Elminster Must Die, Weis's Dragonlance Trilogy, Moore's first two Abyss Walker books, and a Cthulu sticker.

I hope the attendees of the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando share their photos for the geeks that can't attend. I feel fortunate to have the few events like this that hit the midwest relatively close.

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Date: 2010-08-10 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nonabloch.livejournal.com
Felicia Day and Wheaton!! Woohoo!!!

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Date: 2010-08-10 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minxyminou.livejournal.com
Looks like a whole heap of fun :)

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Date: 2010-08-10 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] popfiend.livejournal.com
AWESOME!!!

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Date: 2010-08-10 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teh-dirty-robot.livejournal.com
Wow, it looks like GenCon has improved a lot since its Milwaukee days!

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Date: 2010-08-10 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grindbastard.livejournal.com
This was my first time, but I had a blast.

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Date: 2010-08-10 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charasan.livejournal.com
I'm still in the throes of a nerdgasm. I forgot to snap a pic of Aaron Williams is my only regret (author of "Nodwick" and "Full Frontal Nerdity" and a fellow Livejournal user).

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Date: 2010-08-10 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grindbastard.livejournal.com
I didn't know he was on LJ, but hell...I wasn't all that familiar with his work other than having seen it in passing on isitfunnytoday.com or reddit or soemthing. Hmmm...I'll look and see if I snapped a photo of him signing your stuff or something.

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Date: 2010-08-10 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snickersaddict.livejournal.com
That looks like a great time and you look fantastic!

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Date: 2010-08-10 07:55 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-08-10 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buggrit-1979.livejournal.com
A+ picspam!

The ghost in the Wheaton pic is pretty awesome too.

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Date: 2010-08-11 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grindbastard.livejournal.com
I've never had my shots photobombed so many times before in one day.

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Date: 2010-08-10 09:28 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-08-10 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jack-the-tyrant.livejournal.com
Rad shots. The Die one is my favorite.

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Date: 2010-08-11 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitfool.livejournal.com
I'm really impressed by the costumes that show up at these cons too. It really is like Halloween!

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Date: 2010-08-11 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vertexnormal.livejournal.com
Is that jerry holkins with wil?

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Date: 2010-08-11 12:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grindbastard.livejournal.com
No, the cast of the Guild was there as well, but all of my photos of them really really sucked.

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Date: 2010-08-11 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cinchntouch.livejournal.com
I thoroughly enjoyed living vicariously through your LJ. It looks like a blast!

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Date: 2010-08-11 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grindbastard.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked!