I haven’t posted in a bit, so here’s a run-down of what I’ve been up to:
I didn’t get out to Origins. Money was too tight this year. From what I’ve heard, the “fixgama.org” folks, who have been steadily undermining the ability of the Board to get anything done for the past year or so, managed to get themselves elected as the new Board by walking into the meeting with fistfulls of proxy votes from brand-new member companies. Back room politics at it’s best, from people who bitched constantly about transparency and open debate. I’m finding it more and more difficult to give a shit about what happens to this industry. We make the mess ourselves, and then complain about it.
In other news, SKULL & BONES didn’t win the Origins Award for Best RPG Supplement. I’m 0 for 2. Ah well.
On Saturday, I performed at a one-day promotional faire for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, held 150-ish miles away in Jefferson City, Missouri. Getting up at 4:30 on Saturday so that we could be loaded onto the cast busses kinda sucked, travelling that distance on a bus that wasn’t able to top 45 miles an hour REALLY sucked, but the weather was great (75-ish and sunny), and I had a great time working on my character in public for the first time. I’ve learned that the Royal Court is a little kid magnet, so I now know that I need to make sure that I have some sort of schtick to do for wee ones.
This week is being spent trying to get the new Adamant website up and running with the new host, and getting the house ready for the visits that are beginning next week, as my youngest two kids are joining us for a nice Summer visit, and my folks are coming out so that they can see all of us together.
Back to work…..