Topic: Fear The Con
Fear The Boot's Luke Meyer is a photogenic bastard, ain't he? Make love to the camera, Luke...
World Wide Wing Night 4 (W3N4) held last night at Sidepockets here in Saint Charles, Mo was a hoot. I didn't do a formal head count, but there were easily a hundred people there drinking beer and eatin' wings as part of the event.
I spent much of the evening with two guys I met out of Indianapolis, Jason and Christian. Both are long time gamers. We shared war stories over beer, talking about systems and podcasts. These guys were good dinner company.
Throughout the night we visited with Luke, Dan, Phil, Chad, Grungy Dan, Jake Moore, and Bob Arens among others. A nicer bunch of gamers you'll never meet.
There were several toasts to the memory of our dear, departed Gary Gygax. We even observed an appropriate 1d6 moments of silence.
The Fear The Boot guys have done a marvelous job in building a gaming community both here in Missouri as well as nationally. There were folks at W3N4 from Indy, Kansas, and DFW (me). I know another fella was due in from Utah early this morning. I am amazed at how passionate these folks are about their gaming and how many traveled long distances through nasty weather to come together for Feat the Con, a little convention organized by a bunch of guys running a plucky, little podcast.
It is quite the community the FtB fellas have built. I am green with envy at what the folks in Missouri have here.
They were running one large tab for the group. I opened my own. I always get screwed on group tabs (i.e. You've failed your saving throw against moochers, Aron, please pay more than you owe). I hadn't been there an hour and the group tab had grown to exceed $1000. When I was leaving, only half the ever growing group tab had been covered. I'm real curious to see how that shook out.
An enormous amount of beer last night was consumed on my part. It was so nice that the hotel was walking... or in my case stumbling... distance away from the restaurant.
I gotta tell ya', this internet connection at the hotel is just killing me. I've been trying to load W3N4 images since I got back last night. Alas, no love. I've managed to get exactly two pictures UL'd as I write this. You can see them and eventually the remaining images at my flickr account.
Fear the Con is today! 12 hours of gaming goodness begins at 11 central time. I'll be blogging about it later tonight, so be sure and swing on back here for the details...