Manic Ramblings and Delirious Ranting
re: BotCon '99
SATURDAY: Amazingly, our room was up by 8 am (Steve-o firstsince he'd had the sense to turn in a bit earlier than the restof us.) Me, Steve, and Steve-o trudged over to the Days Inn first,searching for breakfast, and learned of a diner down the roadfrom Gryph and... gods, I can't for the life of me recall theother woman's name... Starshadow?? Arrg! Anyway, the five of us shared a table,where I put down a huge amount of food. We got to the Rivercenterjust before 10 am, when the dealer room opened. Now, I had thoughtthe line the day before was huge... but this one blew it away. No single-file action here; this one was a big mob that ran allthe way down the entrance stairs and back up. We just kinda gawkedat it for a bit... then haplessly joined in. Ah well. As withpre-registration, it turned out to be a pleasant wait; and soonenough the doors opened. The race was on!
...and in the heart of the Promised Land, lies Eden itself... the dealer room.
Every table in the dealer room was absolutely mobbed, and I'm sure Imissed a few deals on things I wanted simply because I couldn'tsee everything and wasn't willing to shove my way to the front. I had come in with a very short want list... but I found it growingas my inhibitions broke down and I got to see some of the stuffin person. In the span of an hour or two I'd picked up Grappleand three of the BW2 Cyborg Beasts, which meant I soon had myhands and backpack full of stuff. I carefully avoided the lineto pick up the convention exclusive toys... they weren't goinganywhere, at least not till tomorrow.
More stuff than I would know what to do with...