I began Saturday with the resolve to take more pictures and do a better job of documenting GenCon. It had rained during the night, and we overdressed in the morning because I thought it would be chilly. I also put on my minimal steampunk costume–shiny vest, demonic badge, trollgod’s hat with goggles. I looked like this.
- Ya think the big convention badge kinda ruins the look?
- But first let’s go back to late Friday afternoon. After walking around the hall for a while, I got back to the Flying Buffalo booth to find this going on.
Rick goes to Indiana and GenCon to sell games. Sometimes I think I go with him just to indulge myself at Steak and Shake restaurants. We don’t have them in Arizona.
On Saturday afternoon Rick Loomis did his Nuclear War tournament, in which he had some 48 competitors. I stayed and watched the Flying Buffalo booth, and sold a ton of stuff. Much to my delight, my most talented niece, Angela St. Andre stopped by to visit me and show me her latest work. She is a sculptress, but she works with welding and cutting tools in metal instead of a hammer and chisel in stone. Look at this beautiful notebook.
I only have about ten pictures left to go, so let’s stop the tour here. I’m still at the Buffalo booth selling things, but Saturday was a great day for hall costumes. In general, big gaming and sci-fi conventions are great places for cosplay. The regular costume for such meetings is jeans and t-shirt, but the really cool people come in costume. I’m not one of the really cool people, but even I have put together a costume for such occasions–you can see it back at the top of this picture essay. I also bought an elven forester’s costume that I haven’t worn yet, just to have something special for the next masquerade I get to attend.
–to be continued