Helping my friends/ colleagues/ co-workers/ clients out at PAX East this weekend. Got here a bit late today, because yesterday's headache was pretty mean, and Relpax does not seem to work for me at all. [Brief note for people not yet in-the-know: I had a car accident a few months ago, which totaled my car and left me with a mild concussion/ mild traumatic brain injury. Coulda been much worse, and things ARE improving, but things have been shades of messed up since. Those details are for another post.]
But I am here, and it's been a few years since I've been at a convention THIS BIG. I've done San Diego Comic-Con several times, and I need to put a little thought and research into which is bigger. Right now, my gut says the main floor here feels bigger, but that SDCC is *overall* bigger. But that's gut, addled memory, and a few years since I've been to SDCC so not sure what it's more recently like.
The brain is weathering this one well, after giving me a lot of sh*t for Arisia and Boskone. Both of those are smaller cons, but each had a lot more things I wanted to be SUPER engaged in as a writer (and artist and nerd). Here, I'm on the main floor at our booth, but the noisy din is distant and incomprehensible, so it – SO FAR – hasn't bothered the brain much yet. We'll have to see how Saturday & Sunday go. But for the most part, my role here is answer questions I can answer (which are limited), deflect questions I can't answer (which are plentiful), and explain the basics and do some math while demonstrating our card game, Masters of the Gridiron, which is sort of like Magic for people who like football. It's fun, and I enjoy it despite hardly knowing anything and having little interest overall in football.
So if you're in Boston, and at PAX East, stop by the Sports Mogul booth and say hi. This is not an ad nor a formal product endorsement, just a friendly invite to say hi, and a note that this stuff is pretty cool and easy to like, even if you're not into sports. :)
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