Geek - leveling up his geekdom through acquiring of new hobbies.
Computer Programmer for a Bath based software house by day. Gamer; larper; table top roleplayer; cosplayer; very occasional random game designer; sci-fi, fantasy, comic book and anime fan - the rest of the time.
After over three years of playing it www.NexusWar.com is no more! And the universe is a worse place for it.
Still www.wigbl.com exists, heavily inspired by NexusWar. Still in alpha, but looks promising.
First in 2008 Ailsa-chan made me do it! I made a couple of costumes, then I bought a house and learnt renovating a house eats up all your time.
I have been to the following cons (click links for photos):
And plan to do some amounts of cons a year, but probably no more expos, for however long I keep cosplaying which I'm getting back into now the house is nearly 'done'.
Sun, 17 May 2015 20:15:44 GMT
Good if tiring weekend. Great way to celebrate a birthday, saw lots of friends, fed them all tasty food, and generally had a nice time.
Learned a few things:
- We can host 20-21 in our house for a party is the upper limit. Ideally we'd need a few more places for people to sit, but cycling people out to the garden to see the bunnies worked well.
- The bunnies are very social, and much more comfortable, even when there were 12 people, staring, petting or squeeing over them at a time.
- Pies prepared the night before were a good way to feed people - should have balanced it more as there was more than enough Chicken, Ham and Leek, but not enough Steacon to meet demand. Potato wedges even though I don't eat them myself, are a good quick way to provide a decent accompaniment too.
- Also related four pies, two pastries and two trays of wedges for 18 is the maximum limit of what can go in my oven at once.
- My curry is also tasty if used to fill small pastries, especially given how often I was asked if there were any going spare (and also the offer of one Chib's to leave Sam for me for it).
- Yet another reminder of how good my friends are, and how knowing a bunch of nice people means mixing company works.
- Cooking a roast lamb for 6 today, feels like a small meal after yesterday.
- It makes a nice change, but I definitely prefer smaller groups when you can chat more. I saw a lot of people, but didn't talk to many of them all that much once. Did at least organise myself in a way I didn't spend all day in the kitchen cooking (which was also a good thing compared to say if I'd done a barbecue).
- My sister-in-laws cakes taste as good as they look.
- One I missed: If I offer to cook food, I can expect a much better lastish minute turn out from an invite than you would normally assume...