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Another day in the life

I wonder if exclaimation marks make thing more interesting?

Presentation! I'm going to be giving a presentation of my work to a delegation from Tsurumi University (Kanagowa, Japan) on the first of August in a mini seminar to be held in my department. This is kind of exciting for me, because if I come across as being all professional and stuff there is a small chance that I will be invited to Japan for a similar seminar. Aparently, there is a sister-shcool relationship between Melbourne Uni and Tsurumi Uni, but this was news to everybody in the department. So, in any case, I'll be giving a 20 min presentation of the best parts of my work, and endevouring to act very polite and humble.

GenCon! There are some folk thinking about going to GenCon next year, including bishi_wannabe. I'm probably not going to be able to go, seeing as how there is no way I will be able to afford it. I would be in two minds about going, anyway; I mean, yes, it'll be an experience like no other, with more gamers than you can find anywhere else... but on the other hand, the style I enjoy may not be the American style, and the more games there are the more CRAP games their are, and I have enough problems dealing with the sheer number of gamer-skanks at little Melbourne cons... I don't know.

LotR on CD! I ap up to The Forbidden Pool in The Two Towers. I'd just like to say that I am totally a Faramir fan girl. Appologies to bonesinger. :P

Similarities! There is a girl, a new PhD student I think, who works here who reminds me of a taller version of aeliel. They have the same mannerisms and the same speach patterns... it's all a little weird. In a good way, though.

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eldrad_ulthuan
Jun. 22nd, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
Which Gen-Con? Indianapolis, or SoCal?

I went to SoCal, and it was rather an interesting experience. Quite different from any that i've had here though.
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Which Gen-Con? Indianapolis, or SoCal?

I went to SoCal, and it was rather an interesting experience. Quite different from any that i've had here though. <lj-user="delphaeus"> could tell you stories.

Besides, everyone knows you don't go to GenCon for the games. You go so you can meet all the game designers at their stalls, chat to them, and pick up piles and piles of swag!
kitling
Jun. 23rd, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm told gen con is all living greyhawk style of gaming. big open rooms with lots of teams sitting around tables in each room.
eldrad_ulthuan
Jun. 23rd, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
Well, Gencon is held in a large hall, or at least in the case of SoCal, over three large halls. The individual RPG areas are however, close off by barriers. When I went to SoCal, they had erected curtained off areas to give each table it's privacy. Also, the Mage game that we played actually took place in one of the Ballroom/Conference rooms of one of the 3 hotels that were nearby (as in, directly outside the Con building), which had been booked by the con as well.

The RPGA section of the con is all open tables, except for their "Special event" tables which were cordoned off, and had DwarvenForge terrain pre-laid out on them.

Both roleplaying sections were seperate from the massive card gaming and miniature gaming sections, which were also open. I have pictures lying around, but unfortunately, no scanner.
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