LACG? Hrmm. Doesn’t flow as well as LARP-ing, but ah well. Had my first “real” meeting with the local group last Monday. I call it the first real meeting because the first, first meeting is where I show up and they make sure I’m not a story stealing robot or something. This week I got to submit chapter 1 for critiquing.
Well, Chapter two is winding up in the public queue and the feedback seems to be fairly unanimous. I have a couple people to send my follow up question to, but I am confident of the answer anyway. Maybe they can just answer here…
In the middle of the chapter, end of scene three, I made a pretty big change to the events. At first, I felt I was selling out on what I thought had to happen. When I rewrote the section, it felt like a ‘Greedo shot first’ moment. I was wrong.
10:00 am. The parade is about to start. I’m passing the time by trying to figure out a costume for next year.
Parade was great. Lots of cool costumes. 2 hours to Terry Brooks!
*** waiting in line @ Terry Brooks!
*** got it! My visit is complete! Now to the WoW costume contest, then the Dr. Who screening.
*** costume contest was full 🙁 waiting in line to see Sylvester McCoy. Then the screening.
*** The line for the screening was WAY TOO long. we’d have never gotten in. Drove home and recovered.
Had a blast. My oldest daughter didn’t come with, but my younger son did. I learned a lot about how the con world works, and how to get the most of it. I am definitely going back for all four days next year, and will do my best to get a hotel room on site. It is so completely worth it.
I will try to get a page put up for some pictures. I know I promised that after my hiking trip too, so don’t hold your breath. I will make more of an effort this time though, I promise.