Monday, September 27, 2021

The Fall is Nigh!

Hey everyone,

Welcome to the Fall! The season, not the end of civilization; we still have time to go buy some pumpkin spice whatever. Personally, I'm happy to finally welcome some rain back to a dryer-than-normal year here south of Seattle. Speaking of changes from what used to be normal, I'm not sure Batgirl and I are up for a big Halloween masquerade party this year, even though by default, everyone is of course masked. But I'm pretty sure a gorilla mask doesn't offer as powerful protection as an N95 ;).

[Photo by Kerstin Wrba on Unsplash]

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Gen Con In the Time of Covid

Guess what's just around the corner? Why, it's Gen Con 2021! A slimmed-down, mask-wearing, and I hope mostly vaccinated best four days in gaming, to be sure. But next week I head east to Indianapolis, helping MCG put on its game face for all and sundry. (btw, If you're heading up that way, we could use a few more GMs.)

Given the pandemic situation, I bet it's going to be weird. 

On the other hand, recent analysis indicates that the actual chance of a breakthrough infection for a fully vaccinated person is about one in 5,000. Or maybe one in 10,000. The human mind is ill-equipped to truly comprehend such low odds. Let's just say it's equivalent to the same risk of injury we face every time we drive a vehicle (i.e., very low).

This picture was from a few years and a couple booth builds ago. I've attended almost every Gen Con since 1996. I'm guessing that will make 2021 my 24th Gen Con. I'll be sure to snap a few pics this time, too.