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!