For many of us it is now T-7, a week away from the start of the adventure (I know, I know, someone out there is leaving tomorrow...don't brag!). I have found myself thinking about some of the small things I am looking forward to. I mean, sure, the big stuff is what gets me there: old friends, complete gamer immersion, the dealers hall. But here are my little things, the cherry on top of the sundae.
- Late Wednesday afternoon. Before I hook up with friends I walk around and through the icc. The energy is so great, everyone is happy, everyone is excited. I play gencon bingo, looking for first kilt, first cosplayer I don't recognize, first guy who looks like my friend Scott (all this normally takes a block or two). It is both relaxing and exhilarating.
- Hex and counter wargames. Haven't played one in years, signed up for one Thursday afternoon. Very excited.
- Shapiro's, a great deli/cafeteria a few blocks southeast of the football stadium. Pastrami better than I could have hoped for this far away from New York. Great pies, too.
What are you looking forward to?