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August 22nd, 2012 by skippy

I know I’ve been gone a long time.  But between running a business and caring for children, something had to give.  This site was one of those things.  So for those of you on subscription, or occasionally popping back in, hello again, I am now going to be making an effort to keep up on here.

I arrived at Vegas for the Star Trek Creation con on Tuesday.  Nichelle Nichols was present as a guest of the con.

Over the weekend, she had moved on to Space City Houston, where there was another booth set up by the WeaselPants team.  Suspicious.

At GenCon Ms. Nicholls was a guest of Honor yet again.  I think that she is stalking us.

Vegas was hot and expensive.  We sold some product (although not as much as I would have liked) and made a ton of good contacts in the Star Trek community.  I got to finally meet my artist David Reddick, in person.

Lessons learned from the Star Trek con:

  1. If you get the theme from the Gary Shandling show stuck in your head, it ain’t coming out any time soon.
  2. If you take a booth assistant to a Star Trek convention, make sure she knows something about Star Trek.  So she doesn’t accidently try to sell your game to LeVar Burton.
  3. This is the theme to Gary’s Show…
  4. Be nice to people.  You never know when that woman you helped in booth set up might turn out to be the personal assistant of a famous Trek Actor.
  5. Australians in Star Fleet uniforms are crazy.
  6. …the theme to Gary’s show…
  7. Most famous actors are very pleasant well-adjusted people.  But a few will go off like a human land mine.  They don’t have anything personal against you, but if you happen to be there when they detonate, it will end badly.
  8. For some reason, people will approach your booth, tell you that they bought your game online, and hated it.  And then they will buy the promo cards.
  9. …Gary called me up and asked me if I would write his theme song…
  10. There is such a thing as a Tribble crane machine.

More details on GenCon soon.

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8 Responses to “Look Who’s Writing Again”

  1. Susan Says:

    But what do you *do* with a Tribble crane machine…on, never mind. I wouldn’t like the answer anyway.


    Morgan reply on August 23rd, 2012 12:11 am:

    Wait three hours for free Tribbles to start spilling out on their own, would be my guess.


    Shadowydreamer reply on August 23rd, 2012 1:43 am:

    Pump dollar coins in it in hopes of catching a tribble, I’d imagine, in the claws. Oh, wait, that’d be in Canada. What the heck do you guys put in your crane machines??


  2. Shadowydreamer Says:

    Skippy, when you make it to Vancouver (ish), I’ll buy you a beer and take the family to a hockey game.. but till then, I’m refusing to risk the universe’s sanity by the two of us being in the same place at the same time.


    skippy reply on August 23rd, 2012 11:12 am:

    If things ever go even more to hell in the States we might try to move there.


  3. Rob Says:

    We’re almost to the part where I start to whistle…


  4. Ian M Says:

    Glad to hear you and yours are all OK, Skippy.

    Just bought ‘Redshirts’ the other week. Fun game.


  5. Greyryder Says:

    So, did LeVar buy a copy?


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