David Belt Copyright 2013
After six hours travel, I find myself in Charlotte, NC, so I figured, while I’m there, I might as well go to Concarolinas, reputedly the best sci-fi convention in the Carolinas. Besides, I already had a hotel room for the weekend and a space in the dealer’s room.
Well, Concarolinas certainly lived up to its reputation. They had a huge variety of attractions, sure to wet the appetite of any sci-fi fan. They had a guest list that was 97 names long, full of writers, musicians, film/media performers, and gamers, along with 20 organized fan groups that really brought a great variety of non-stop fun to the con. They had, not one, not two, but three gaming rooms each dedicated to a different facet of gaming (RGP, Board/Card, and Video). In fact, the fun was so non-stop I could barely find time to eat or sleep. Awesome!
Mr. Bunny was doubly excited about this year’s Concarolinas, because after a full year of wearing his Klingon costume, his blood, sweat, and fur was finally going to pay off. Mr. Bunny was inducted into KAG, the Klingon Assault Group!
Mr. Bunny was so proud, he could have cried, but Klingons do not have tear ducts. So, instead he sang at Klingon Karaoke.
There was yet another inaugural occasion for my small business venture. I have recognized a need some people’s lives for help, and I am doing my part to see that they get the help they need. To that end, I have created two workshops (A Twelve Step Program for Wire-Wrapped Hearts and A Twelve Step Program for Chainmail Dice Bags). My first two workshops were Saturday evening, and boy do I have some lessons learned from these experiences, but all in all it turned out well, and all attendees reported they had fun and learned a great deal.
So, after a full day attending the dealer’s room, taking Mr. Bunny to photo ops, workshops, Klingon Karaoke, and blur of other events, I crawl to my room in the wee hours of the night. However, in my infinite wisdom, I chose to get a room on the party floor. So, Mr. Bunny carried me around to every party where he drank Blood Wine, and I imbibed Romulan Ale until the sun warned us that we had to do it all over again in a few hours…
I would like to extend a hearty “thank you” to the Concarolinas staff for hosting us. They were very attentive to all our needs and lent great support in the dealers room, on the con floor, and in the boardroom. We had a wonderful time, and we will miss you all! Qapla’!