Ropecon 2003

Here are all of the moblog entries I made during the Ropecon 2003 event.


11-Aug-2003 really, really late

Soft golems like water

This particular "soft golem" (his own words) liked water so much we ended up going to sauna with him, swimming with him, and having showers with him. Let this be another example of showerblogging.

The con afterparty was... nice, and we ended up to have a continuation party after a continuation party. I can assure you that every word that I write here is a product of serious contemplation, as I seem to be unable to type the simplest word without errors, Gnröf.

August 10, 2003 11:46 PM
It's over

The con is over and the last final stuff is being stored away for the next year's con. It's amazing what kind of stuff the 'con has stored over the years. You wouldn't believe some of it...

Anyway, this year's con went past flying. I don't know how that's possible, but I didn't get into the "con mood" until somewhere around Saturday evening, and then the con was halfway over anyway. I was also extraordinarily tired, and perhaps a bit feverish too.

I also think I made a major screw-up, but I am not so sure. The story is still a bit hazy, and apparently a catastrophe was avoided barely, no thanks to me... :-/ Oh well. This year we had an unusual number of mishaps, mistakes, and miscommunications; but luckily most of them were invisible to the public. I guess the people who are arranging the con are getting a bit tired, or a bit too sure, so it's possible to be a bit more careless. I know I was guilty of it...

It's hard to understand that it's already over now. It just got started!

August 10, 2003 2:29 PM
More pr0n

Mike was very popular all weekend.

I also apologize for this sudden carnal turn this blog has taken.

August 10, 2003 1:48 PM
Signing

The first Finnish Roleplaying Book Author[1] Mike Pohjola signing body parts for enthusiastic young fans.

[#1] Many Finnish role playing games exist, but this is the first book. I don't even pretend to understand the difference.
August 10, 2003 3:53 AM
Con secrets

This is how we keep awake and hyperactive in the night watch... Sugar!

August 9, 2003 9:59 PM
Henri the man

Henri and his new toy.

August 9, 2003 8:22 PM
Gala

The gala is happening, and the splendor of clothes and fashion is stunning. Sorry you can't see much, neither can I...

August 9, 2003 6:28 PM
Working...

8 hour shift behind the info counter...

August 9, 2003 3:41 PM
Medieval mobility

Yes, it is difficult to use a phone with a gauntlet.

August 9, 2003 1:19 PM
Con talk

Overheard on the info desk:

"Hey, can you give me the key to the storage room?"

"Err... Do you work here?"

"Yeah, I am the head organizer."

:-)

August 9, 2003 1:14 PM
Milla, this is for you

As requested.

August 9, 2003 12:16 PM
The best party

...is always in the staff room.

August 8, 2003 11:42 PM
Star Wreck

We're waiting to see the new Star Wreck trailer, but unfortunately it is 200 km away, traveling here at 200 km/hour... So we'll be hearing an impromptu "making of".

(Joc insisted that I mention her. She was very touching as Ophelia in the dating game. :-)

August 8, 2003 11:20 PM
Fictitious dating game

Take 10 live-roleplayers in their favorite characters, steal the format from the dating game, and add an audience that is fully embracing the idea. Fun!

August 8, 2003 7:18 PM
Self-portrait

It's me!

August 8, 2003 7:09 PM
Con happens

...And card gamers and role players...

August 8, 2003 7:05 PM
Board games...

Settlers and robots... They're all here.

August 8, 2003 6:33 PM
go

The craze is here, too.

August 8, 2003 4:47 PM
A congregation of nerds

The Shop.

August 8, 2003 12:54 PM
Ropecon is here

The annual 3000-person role playing convention "Ropecon" is here, and I am, as usual, working there. I'll be moblogging from there, so watch this space if you can't come...

Stuff to remember when you are attending Ropecon

  • Tape Survivor, since you're not going to get much time to get home anyway.
  • Buy fridge full of food, since you will not have time to go shopping.
    • But buy only food you can eat also later next week, in case you don't come home until Sunday.
  • Pack:
    • Go board
    • A change set of clothes
    • A towel (which is also usable as an impromptu larp outfit, especially if you wish to roleplay yellow mold.)
    • Juggling balls
    • Emergency snack food
  • Take out the trash, because by god it's gonna smell on Sunday evening otherwise
  • Clean the apartment, in case you get ad-hoc sleepover guests
  • Find good shoes, 'cos you're gonna be standing the whole three days
  • Charge all electronic equipment, especially the camera.
    • Don't forget to take the camera charger.
  • Load up on cash, because the local ATMs might run out of it.
  • Be sure you're well rested, since there is no rest in the 'con.


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