Definitely the event that has netted me the most oh so that’s what you sound/look/act like in person moments! Let’s see…
The Separated at Birth award goes to Brand Robins. Expected this actually! A genuine pleasure to have you at the Mutant table, regretted not having more screaming match opportunities at Rachel’s Mars table. I’m glad I cabbed back to the airport with you and Mo Jave and Mikael for the bonus hangout time.
The Nobody is This Nice, What’s Your Angle? award goes to Mikael Andersson. I was grateful to have you as my summer camp buddy at the event.
The Always Analyzing award goes to Ralph Mazza for, you know, always analyzing. A relentless game-talk murder machine from the future! A+++, good packaging, would Ralph again.
Avonelle Wing gets the Eye of the Storm prize for maintaining extraordinary chill, as far as I could tell, across the spectrum of adult kindergarten that is a big sprawling game convention.
The Hostess With the Mostest award goes to Misha B, of course, for her one-two punch of being funny at Mutant and supplying cherry bourbon (for Brand Robins to spill all over my shit). I may mandate drinking at my Mutant games going forward.
Andrew Medeiros, top marks in the crowded Strong Beard Game category. Busy busy dude, said maybe 10 words to each other all con. Also appearing in this category was Jason Pitre in the Blondest Beard sub group. Pleasantly surprised by Sig!
Then there were all the folks I’ve met and know and really wish I’d had more face time: Rachel E.S. Walton (never enough time!), Jason Morningstar, John Stavropoulos, luke crane, Keith Stetson, Shervyn von Hoerl, Daniel Levine, Judd Karlman (really our first time to just hang out and chat!), Dave Turner, Phil Walton, uh uh uh I know I’m forgetting more of you! Tag yourself in if we talked and I forgot!
And of course my old friends Bret Gillan and Carly Knight who make me wish we lived closer to each other. Sigh.
EDIT also and MadJay Brown, my favorite convention roomie!
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I was telling Janaki about nice parts of the con and sharing a table with you while I furiously devoured gluten-free tacos was definitely among them.
More names I forgot! Dammit! James Stuart (a total of 11 minutes I think), Mark Richardson at his Headspace game. Just waiting for the pluses to remind me of more.
Jealousy! My con was pretty chill in a great way but still jealous. Several people were talking about your games positively behind your back!!!!!
Phew! Next time I do an east coast thing I may add a day just so I can see you and my other NYC besties, John Stavropoulos!
Yeah, it was great seeing you for those 11 minutes! Dreamation is big enough that it actually feels super not-stressful for not seeing people: it is impossible, too many great people, so I just do what I can. I am looking forward to our paths crossing again and playing in a game/running something for you!
Sigh…shit, uh, Robert Bohl of course but predominantly in the context of Rachel’s Mars game.
I swear, I’m just gonna call it Rachel’s Mars Game no matter what the final title is.
Lovely to meet you in the flesh, Paul. My beard and I thank you for the kind words.
Not enough Paul time!! But yeah, it was so lovely to see you there. I partially hoped for another hurricane so we could scoop you up and take you home for sleepy post-con hangouts until the weather passed.
Also Whitney Delaglio! When I could drag her away from Bret Gillan. I think she was just climbing over me to get to him.
I’m so glad to have been able to play with you, Paul.
I’m now mostly over the guilt about Rachell’s Mars game, and have moved on to bitterness that we didn’t get to finish playing. So much good setup!
It was really nice to meet you face to face too. Now that I can hear your voice when I read your posts it gives me a whole new sense of them!
It was really great to see you again after… er… let’s just say “many” years.
Keith Stetson lol
urwe’re old. Absolutely agreed. So glad you were in my best game! So sad you were in my worst. Oh well, you’ve now had the Full Paul B Experience.
Brand Robins amusingly vague! But agreed I think.
My memory is the worst. Also Michael Miller but again for like 5 minutes. How did sales for the new WGP go?
Paul Beakley They went very well. Sold 100% of what I brought. It was good to meet you, even if there was such strong backlighting I thought you were some sort of demigod (was I wrong?)
Criminy…another forgotten name. M. P. O’Sullivan was in two of my games and was excellent in both. Amazing in his first go at Sagas of the Icelanders and a freakish statistical anomaly in Mutant: Year Zero that was the beginning of the end for the brave but doomed zone expedition. Sorry Michael! I’m still recovering!