Con Game Update

I posted a little while back about 2012 being my Year of the Con; attending cons is my priority for 2012.  Well I recently hit my first snag in my Year of the Con, and I won’t be attending Futurecon as originally planned.  It makes me very sad, because Liana K. and her gang have put together a really rocking event in support of a great cause.  But things just weren’t lining up, and then a few things popped up that made the timing impossible.  Fret not, I’m still attending a Futurecon, but it has moved from the con that kicks off my Year of the Con to the event that will cap my con-filled year.  So Futurecon, look for my coming on the morning of the fifth day…in 2012.

So that bumps Emerald City Comicon to the front of the list, and I’m pretty excited about it!  Not only will I get my first taste of Seattle, but I’ll be travelling with friends, which for me makes the trip that much better.  Trust me, if you get a chance to share you nerdery with friends at a con, I highly recommend it, it is so choice!

Even with Futurecon still there at the end, my con schedule looks a little light.  I may have to consider adding Prairiecon in there, just to beef it up a bit.  We’ll see…

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It’s that holiday time of year, and you may be wondering what sort of dorky things I’m up to over the holidays.  No?  Well, tough crap, I’m going to tell you anyway.

I’m actually working on some holiday themed writing, one short-fiction and one RPG.  The short fiction piece is for a call for submissions from Carina Press, looking for novella-length holiday-themed SF stories.  I’m having a lot of fun with my tale of being forced to celebrate the Solstice on a planet with an eccentric orbit; I hope the selection committee has as much fun with it.  And the RPG piece is for RPG Geek’s Holiday Adventure Contest, where I am charged to write a winter holiday-themed role-playing adventure.  I don’t want to tip my hand too much for this one, because I may inflict it on unsuspecting players at a future date.  But the naughty should definitely beware!

Other than that, my holiday season is going to be pretty sedate.  I’m cooking a turkey for a Solstice party, and I’ll get down to see my folks and family for a few days.  I’m also putting up a tree for the first time in years, and of course there will be some geekiness in its decoration.  And yes, there will be pictures.  And we’ll cap off the year and start the next with the traditional New Year’s Day brunch here at the house.  Because really, what better way to start the year than with good friends, good food and assorted games and nerdery?  None better, the answer is none better.

So what about you folks?  Any holiday plans, geeky or otherwise?  Drop me a little present in the comments section and let me know what you’re up to.

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