Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fall Con Season is Upon Us!

With the blink of an eye, a quick check of my wife's work schedule, the Fall convention season is a mess!

Last year, I skipped Mepacon in Scranton and took my daughter Maja down to Fall-In! in Lancaster   stayed over Friday night and played more games until we got home late Saturday night.  Great time.

This year the cons are on back-to-back weekends, Fall-In! November 4-6, and Mepacon 11-13.  Unlike other years, we have a ton of variables.   Maja's younger sister, Millie is also old enough to attend a con and play games, although she is usually the least excited and easily bored recently. 

I would love another overnight stay at Fall-In! (with Maja) run a Friday game, and have time for kid's stuff/dealer's hall for Saturday, returning home late Saturday night.   I get in for free (Maja's automatically free), I can run another Samoa scenario, all is well. 

Since my wife works that weekend, and I don't want to "dump" Millie onto a relative, I may resign myself to pre-register, (kids are free) and make it a day trip, so we can drive down Saturday morning, skip the never-ending day pass line, and play a game or two.   We all can do some shopping, grab a nice dinner, and head home. 

Turning to the next weekend, Mepacon is much closer, extremely kid-friendly, plus my wife is off that weekend. 

I could take both kids, funnel them through the kid's track, and snag a few items at buy-out price before the auction, leaving after the raffle. 

I could also take a half-day from work on Friday, drive up to run two demo games of Savage Rifts (The con theme is post-apocalyptic).  On Saturday, I can bring one or two kids for the day, run some kid-friendly Savage Showdown OR my Cthulhu Comes to Springfield 2 while the kids are LARPing. 

Or do I take up my wife's offer and go solo to Mepacon!  Help me people, you're my only hope. 

Check out the poll on the right hand side (use full web viewing, not mobile) and vote for each option you like!


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