What are you talking about - I am a champion at explaining rules! Doug Adams once put me in his top 2 rules explainers.
I'll pit myself against any FFG demo monkey any time, any day. Name your game!
Anyone asking for 'exclusive' promotional items would gently go on their way with a new found understanding freeing them from crass marketing techniques and appreciating that they came to GenCon for the experience, not to collect garbage to sell at inflated items on ebay. You do not need exclusives just because you can attend one event 99% of the world can't. They would proceed to then write me letters of thanks 'till their dying days, and name their firstborn after me.
Hehe. Don't worry. I plan on sitting a demo of starcraft at the very least-- can't seem to wrap my head around my friend's shit-ass explanation of the rules. If Kevin is demoing AH again this year I definately plan on demoing that: first 'cause Kevin's a nice guy and second 'cause I havn't played the thing in so long. Will you even be demoing this year? Seems like you got your hands full getting the schedule banged out.
Good luck with that by the way-- scheduling blows. Hard.
All that's left is getting my shit packed and figuring out what games are a must try for my major geek out of the year.
This year I am floor bossing, so other than pinch hitting through breaks and such, I may not be doing much for Demos. Will be answering questions, getting people on breaks, giving out coughdrops and waters to staff, and helping people find folks.
Kevin will be demoing something, but it's not Arkham ;) StarCraft will be out and being Demo'd however. Fair amount of stuff that was not there last year....
I am planning on hitting PF Changs on Friday after hall close, possible Thursday as well, but as a warning for Thursday I am meeting up with two of my Eve-nerd buddies. It's fairly likely we will be in full spaceship-jargon-language-jamboree mode, and that might drive other people a bit nuts. :lol:
-digging 4:45 AM departure-- which suits me just fine since I usually get off work at 6AM
- enjoying 13/15 hour drive
-Trying to get some much needed sleep on the way down while everyone else is:
.listening to music.
.watching a movie.
.shootin' tha shit
.playing PS2( the annual GENCON INVITATIONAL: very limited space, 5$ buy-in, winner take-all.
. finding new and annoying ways of A) waking me the fuck up.
B ) doing something stupid to me while I'm sleeping.
-Speaking only when spoken to at the border. I only look like a crook you bastards!!!
-Trying to weasle my way out of driving duty.
-Finding out that-yes, this bathroom IS the most disgusting bathroom I have ever used.
-Being amazed at how much cheaper booze is state side.
- Fumigating the van and blaming it on some farmer stirrin' up the ol' manure pile.
-Remembering that I forgot something.
-Amazed at how billboards in certain States automatically assume that I belive in God.
-Pulling into the outskirts of Indy, laughing at the fact that people would rather pay 250$ to sleep around the ICC instead of paying 40$ dollars a night and putting up with a 15 minute drive in and parking fees.
- Wondering how the fuck that 120 pound, 13 year old, kid is eating 5 times more than my fat ass is at the Ponderossa.
-Reminding myself that America is the only English speakign country in the world that pronounces it ZEE not ZED-- especially important when your last name is Zavos, or else it becomes Zedavos.
-Laughing how much that booth girl is hating her job right now.
-Cursing the fucking cheapass manager that decided to only start the A/C the very MINUTE the exhibitor's hall doors open. Not a second before. You cunt.
-Saying the following out loud: -"No, I don't want to sit through a demo."
-"Yes, I get laid rather regularly-- thanks for asking."
-"FUCK STEAK & SHAKE!"
-Wishing Thaadd a Happy Birthday a few days early, only to wish her a Happy Birhday again a few days later because I forgot I wished it to her already.
-Looking for something that's stealthgeeky for my daughter's room.
-The only male not accompanied by his parther, buying soaps at Bath n' Bodyworks.
-Thankful that years of putting up with other people's B.O at work has actually come in handy.
-Thinking, "I can take those damn Klingon gaolers!"
-Trying to con as many scha=wag bags as I possibly can. Record so far:6
-Starting the long ass drive back home.