Later that day…

Some tips for surviving a convention:

* Wear comforatble and sturdy shoes! You’re likely to do a bit of walking, and having shoes that don’t support your feet very well is a bad idea.

* Stay hydrated! Soda is good for the sugar and caffeine boost to keep you going, but water is better for you in the long run.

* Make a plan! At least have a rough idea of what you’re going to do, and make a reference sheet with the important information you can fold up and stick in your pocket to look at on short notice.

* Eat when you can! For short periods of time, it is possible to trade food for sleep. As one person I met said, “Two meals a day and six hours sleep, or six meals a day and two hours sleep.”

* Have fun!

Today was my big “sightseeing day”. I spent the morning wandering the convention, taking pictures of the hall, events, and that sort of thing. Rather than squeeze it all in here, I’ll put together an “Origins Gallery” for you to peruse (it probably won’t happen until I get home next week).

I ran my last session of Journey to Lang today, and it went really well. I had a full table of eight players, and we all had a great time. Here’s a pic:

Journey to Lang Day 3

(Back row — left to right): Tiffany Ragland, Tom Prevendoski, Gregory Park, Kathy Czechowski, J Scott Eubanks, Diane Donaldson, Josh Harrison.
(Seated — left to right): Laura Gardner, Ed Czechowski, Scott Wood

Well, off to grab some dinner, and get ready for my LARP this evening! Catch you later!