So . . . I’ve been hell busy because my son was born on the 30th of January. In an effort to get things moving my lovely girlfriend and I went to Cancon the day before, Australia’s largest annual gaming convention which happens to be in the city we live (only partly why I moved there, honest!)
We actually went mainly to support our friend Cazz’s hand-made geek-themed jewellery shop, Nerd Burger. She sold lots of stuff to gamer girls while the rest of us sat there and drank coffee. So if you have a gamer significant other, are a gamer girl or just like wearing necklaces with reliefs of Han Solo in carbonite on them, I recommend checking out her site.
We also went crazy and bought the board-game Ticket to Ride, which is awesome, and some tiny d20s, which are equally awesome. I wasn’t playing in the 40k this year because you know, baby at any moment, but I did give them a quick look. I took some enormously bad photos, only one of which isn’t blurry:
I was really keen to see the Infinity tables, as last year they were amazing and they were actually what got me interested in the game. I wasn’t disappointed:
I’m considering going in the Infinity tournament next year – much less commitment in terms of time and prep than the three-day 40k grind I did last year.
So yeah, Cancon was fun as always. I’m going to go and wash nappies now.