I’m writing this well before the time when I’m actually going to be at Con on the Cob, but in the frenzy of packing, I felt the need to sit and clear my head a little. Writing is one of the things that can do that for me, so you lucky TC readers get to be subjected to some pre-con ramblings as I prepare for a flurry of activity tomorrow.
CotC is going to be a different experience for me for a variety of reasons. The first is that I won’t be able to be there for the entire time. In case you missed my first post on the matter, CotC started yesterday, Oct 14, and I’m still my entire two-hour drive away from it. This summer was kind of magical for me, what with having basically all the time I needed to cover Origins, KantCon and GenCon. Now, real life is intruding, and I won’t even make it up to Hudson, OH until around 8pm tomorrow. That’s plenty of time for the Savage Saturday Night Bar and Grill (which will be awesome), but I won’t have nearly the same amount of time to talk to people or play games as I did this summer. That’s reality.
The same real life stuff that prevented me from going up today is the same real life stuff that makes this a pretty hurried event for me. When Origins was coming up, I spent a few weeks planning, making a packing list, etc. Tonight I just threw what I could remember that I needed into a bag so I can go straight to the convention from work tomorrow.
Those things could combine to conspire against me and take away from the great experience that I’ve heard CotC to be. However, I’m not going to let that be the case. I get to go to this convention, have fun, and write it all up for Troll in the Corner. All in all, it’s a pretty sweet gig, and I wouldn’t trade it for almost anything.
With that, I bid you a good evening. If you’re going to be at CotC, then maybe we’ll run into each other. If not, I hope your weekend is shaping up to be as good as I think mine will.
[tags]conventions, Con on the Cob, rpg, rpgs, role playing games[/tags]