Okay, so I'm heading to Seattle later today for a lovely weekend full of friends and PAX. It's a been a crazy last couple of days, and I can't see it getting any less crazier.
Due to me being a fool, I ended up thinking I could buy a 3-day PAX pass at the door Friday. This was not to be, as all passes are sold out and the convention will not be open to anyone who isn't pre-registered. Yeah, it's pretty fucked when you think about it, especially if you're in the videogame industry and were denied the proper amount of passes needed to man your booth; or expected to get one through your company, didn't, and now can't go due to it being sold out.
But that's another story for another time for other people to tell.
Anyhow, I didn't get a pass. And I wouldn't have a pass if someone local wasn't going and I wasn't hooked up with him... crap, I just lost what I was saying. Basically, my bacon was saved thanks to a couple awesome local buddies who rule. So I'm going to PAX.
Idiot flesh redeemed most miraculously.
Jesus, I'm tired.
For those of you looking to meet up tonight, I'll be at the Elephant and Castle downtown at around 10pm, as the Clipper gets in at 9.45. It's supposed to, anyway. We'll see. After E&C, who knows. Maybe there will be cakes and seals involved!
NOTE: The seating has been reserved under "Steve". Extra points if you say something like "I WISH TO BE PLACED IN STEVELAND, PLEASE" when you arrive.
If you want to hook up over the weekend, you best drop me a line before I leave-- though I'll be checking my email throughout the weekend, I'm sure: synabetic (at) gmail (dot) com
I won't have a phone with me... Yeah, I planned on going through the fun of getting a phone specifically for the US, but I got busy, forgot, etc. Hell, I thought I had a 3-day pass for a couple months, for fuck's sake.
Sometimes I write posts in this manner to piss off a couple or so people who hate this format. I blame Evil.
I wonder if I can work in a quick game of HackMaster Basic over the weekend. I better bring the book and dice, just to be sure. It's also quite heartbreaking to explain to the boys that I'll be gone all weekend. Vance insists on coming along-- quite possibly by trying to pass himself as a robot horse, while Drake is determined to bring Seattle here with a special aircraft of some sort. Robots may have been involved with that, too. One day, my children will rule your universe. You just watch and see.
It's always weird how things seem to work out for me and the people I choose to associate myself with. I'd say I was lucky or blessed, but I don't believe in that hokum. I do believe in wonderful people, which is a blessing in itself.