I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'wouldn't it be much worse if life *were* fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?' So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe. – M. Cole
Well, we’re home from GenCon. A very nice vacation and I’m exhausted. Here are some more photos of what we saw and did out in Indianapolis. If anyone sees a photo that they would like a copy of, I do still have the original digital files. I’ll probably keep those around for a few weeks. The following are my cleaned up versions of what I took. (part one of this series can be found here)
My husband and I don’t get much of a chance to go to the bigger science fiction/fantasy/comic/gaming cons here in the US. We’ve been to DragonCon a couple of times and the same for GenCon, which is likely the largest gaming convention in the world. Gaming, in this instance, means role-playing games, those ones that religious idiots claimed (and still claim) would lead to knowing “real” spells and worshipping Satan, card games, board games, and some computer/video games.
I don’t know any real spells and I’ve been playing for 30 years now. Sigh. Rush hour would be a whole lot different if I did know these “real” spells…..
We took a few days extra to explore Indianapolis. The zoo here is very nice (alas no snow leopards) and I also got to see the “catacombs” under their old market building.
At the con, there are also people who do “cosplay” which means dress up as their favorite characters from books, anime, movies, games, etc. The main day for that will be tomorrow. But here are a couple of photos of cosplayers now.
Back with more photos in a day or three. Part 2 can be found here.