Wow, just wow! This con ended up being amazing as usual, at least for me. Soooo much to say, let's see if I can remember it all.
Got in Weds, got checked in, that went smoothly, thank goodness! And the ride was long because my friend needed to go grab some other people as well. XD After check in I got my stuff to the room and then headed down for my training time. Now that I needed much training they only changed a couple of little things for this year. Got my bag and coupon book after and then headed back to the room for awhile, ended up going out to a nice dinner with 2 of my friends (first time I've ever had risotto). Then I traded my part time token from last year for an item my bard can wear...not sure that was the best move, but as I never use str characters I wasn't going to use it.
Thrus I was up early and headed to the dealer's room to make sure another friend got her button order from me (it went super well from her she had 56 buttons to start and left with 13). And I walked around, picking up a few freebies and a couple of things. Said hello to some other friends who were in there and hung out with one of them for awhile. Got food and then headed to my shift. It went pretty smoothly and I sold a few badges. (Next year I'm going to have to make them Gold tokens only).
Friday I was heading over to the main part of the convention in the morning and a nice older gentleman got the door for me, then noticed my badges and thought they were great, he bought two and asked if I knew about TD. I said why yes, I'm a volunteer, but I am looking to do some runs over the weekend and he told me his son was getting ready for one right then and I should go get the ticket he was going to use, but couldn't because he had something else he had to go do. I was like, OH! OKAY! Headed over there, found the room he was in and stepped in going, "room for one more!?" and they all looked at my strangely, then I told them what happened and this guy on the end raised his hand and I was like I'll totally be your last player, I was ready to pay him but he just handed me the ticket. I'm like, okay!!! And rushed off to get checked in. They had Cleric, Paladin and Rogue classes left to choose from, since Rogue was one of the two I had some tokens for and I could play with the Rogue boxes I said, alright, I'll do that! What a fun time! I definitely want to keep that in mind for future runs. The puzzles were pretty cool though we didn't get one of them and the final room was really impressive this year in a different way than I had seen in other years. I got out, had enough time to check out the dealer's room and pick up a few more things and then head to my shift again. Mostly smooth, heh heh.
Satuday I was up at 7 to get dressed and ready for the morning shift. Things were slow, it was weird. Very very smooth though. I'm debating asking for morning shifts all next year...but at the same time I like being able to look around the dealer's room for a long time. Hmmm. Did that, running into my friends as they had an afternoon puzzle run before I got off shift. Then, afterword I checked out the dealer's room, I think, for a moment, before dropping off stuff at the room so I could be ready. Also ate some snacks. XD;;; Got over there early enough that I could be bard and when everyone showed up it was agreed we'd go Hardcore. I wasn't thrilled, but I agreed. It was a bit more stressful and I was a lot more tired, because of that I couldn't help as much as I wanted and we died in the final room. D'oh! Got out and headed straight back to the hotel to pack...and get a little sleep.
Sunday, up again at 7, very very tired by now (the whole weekend we had a loud snorer in my room.) Finished packing up, making sure I didn't leave anything behind, I checked all my spots 3 times and then headed out. Got everything put behind the desk where I was stationed and things wen't mostly smooth, especially helping out two guys get into a run together because their ticket times didn't match. Though near the very end this guy with an accent shows up and started going on and on about signing a waver in the dimly lit area. He kept saying the same thing over and over (like same sentence structure) and then would say you don't understand what I'm trying to say. Thankfully one of the higher ups showed up just then to check on us and he ended up talking to this guy for like 5 minutes. He was so standoffish and was saying that the higher up was standing to close to him and being intimidating when he was standing close to be able to hear him and he's a bigger guy and always stands that way. Eventually he signed the dang thing and thankfully he needed to be checked in for puzzle and not combat. I hope never to see him again. After that we had to clean up and pack things up, that took awhile, but I was waiting on my ride and some other people. After I finished, it was late enough to pick up my full time token and sign out. I thanked them and then waited outside, thankfully he got out and I had enough time to run over to the dealer's room and get my free die to go with the set because I hadn't found my coupon until that morning. Came back and we put my stuff in the car and went over to RAM to eat, wow, decently good food. And we talked about all sorts of TD and other things. Next year we're running together, no matter what it takes! When we finished we headed back and still had to wait around awhile till everyone got off shift. Ran into a few more people I knew, it's weird to run into anime con friends there. XD;;; Anyways, then everyone showed up, we drove to drop them off and then me all the way back. Got in about 11-11:30pm. Still it was a great con!
Photos coming soon.
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