GenCon >> The Recovery
I was scheduled into so many events, appointments, meetings and booth times that I rarely took the time to eat properly over the course of the convention. Do Not Let That Happen To You!!! I'm still recovering now, after a few sturdy, home cooked meals and constant water drinking. All said and done, I lost nearly 15 pounds in 6 days, dropping from 212 when I weighed myself Monday the 15th, to weighing in at 197 when I got home yesterday (Sunday the 21st).
Unfortunately, the side effects of my erratic eating blurred a good portion of my GenCon experience in my mind. Goodman Games had a successful weekend, and I heard a lot of great fan reaction to some of the books I wrote, which was a good sign. I was able to show off a few prototypes, which was also a good thing -- looks like at least two will be picked up in the next month, with a few prototypes being sent out for further review by prospective publishers. I met a lot of great BoardGameGeek people, but didn't have the time or energy to hang out and game -- that's the biggest disappointment for me over the weekend.
Fortunately, I was able to spend quite a bit of time with Steve Zamborsky (Zambo) and Denise Patterson-Monroe (Denise). They are both great people, and are easily the sort of folks I'd want to hang out with at or away from the gaming table. I miss them already! In fact, I have yet to meet someone from BGG that I haven't gotten along with -- even you, Morgan :)
I also got to briefly meet-and-greet Morgan Dontaville (sisteray), Anye Sellers (dietevil), Ted Torgerson, Kevin Bender (futurescaper), Rhonda Bender (wren), Valerie Putnam (statonv), Rick Thornquist (rthornqu), Chris Brooks (CaptainCaveman), Jim Ginn (ginn5j) and probably a dozen others I just can't remember... Sorry! It's nothing personal.