@deadorcs at GenCon50

I’ll be carrying on the tradition of going to GenCon in Indianapolis in mid August. Randy and I missed last year because we decided that buying a house finally was more important than going to the convention-we didn’t have funds for both. We closed on the house the day after Randy had been released from the hospital after his first collapse-which will be the first day of the convention this year.

I’ve ordered buttons to give out to friends and fans of @deadorcs, Randy, who had developed quite a following in the Role Playing Game (RPG) community with the articles he wrote and the podcasts on which he was a contributing voice. I’ve found a small R shaped blank book that I’ll ask people to write in at the convention, sharing with me their memories and stories of Randy, for me to keep with his ashes, and other memorabilia that I’ve collected and have displayed in a place of honor-his game room.

I know that this trip is necessary-a completion of the changes in our lives from last year. I know it is going to be more difficult than I can imagine, but I know I need to do this for Randy. Whether or not I continue the journey in coming years remains to be seen. But for this year, I go for Randy, to bring him back, in a way, to a place and people he loved.

Because I carry his heart, I carry it in my heart.

GEN CON 50! Classes Schedule

GenCon50 is rapidly approaching, and I’m beginning to take inventory of the supplies I’ll need to get to put together 160 class kits! If you’ll be attending the convention in Indy in August, there are still spots left in all 8 of my needle felting classes and I would LOVE to show you how to Stab Things Into Existence!

THURSDAY 10am and 2pm: Create A Creature

FRIDAY 10am: Create a Creature

FRIDAY 2pm: Coat of Arms Banner

SATURDAY 10am: Create a Creature

SATURDAY 2pm: Coat of Arms Banner

SUNDAY 10am: Create a Creature

SUNDAY 2pm: “Paint” a Mini Masterpiece

BONUS: While each scheduled time is for a specific class, you CAN do an alternate class instead if your schedule doesn’t allow for you to take the specific class at the time scheduled. For instance: You want to take the “Paint” a Mini Masterpiece class, but will be leaving on Sunday-get a ticket for one of the other classes and email me your intention so that I can have the “Paint” kit for you. While I will spend the majority of the time working with the students taking the scheduled class, I WILL give you assistance for the “paint” kit. Likewise, if you have Saturday at 2pm open and want to take a class, but don’t want to do a Coat of Arms Banner, get a ticket and email me your intention to do a Create a Creature project so that I can have the appropriate kit for you.