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1992: Gen Con 25

My beloved Gen Con was last weekend and I’m shocked they made masks along with proof of vaccination mandatory. Indiana is a moron state ruled by a local branch of Amerika’s Taliban and there is a pathetic segment of gamers … Continue reading

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Chupacabracon VIII is on and I’m going

While I was listening to Brian Posehn’s Nerd Poker, I got to hear my always enjoyable shoutout from Brian! Every time he comes to Austin, I give him $100 to cover the show’s expenses with a little letter. The best part … Continue reading

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Which one is the pyramid scheme that rips you off?

The answer……BOTH! Last weekend, I went to a little toy convention at the makeshift convention space in what used to be Northcross Mall and these two operations where in other halls on a Saturday. Hey, at least my money went … Continue reading

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Brick Fiesta Austin 2019! Part Two

Return of the Xenomorph Attack!

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Brick Fiesta Austin 2019! Part One

It was Austin’s turn again to host the annual Brick Fiesta, a celebration of all things LEGO, namely a chance to check out the state’s MOCs (My-Own Creation), shopping for official-unofficial accessories (I got a Star Wars set for $50 that went … Continue reading

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I still got it with this machine!

Spent a good chunk of my day at the Classic Gaming Expo in downtown Austin. It wasn’t quite the 70,000 square feet of video games I was hoping for, more like 20K with 50K of vendors, mostly people selling legacy … Continue reading

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Chupacabracon VI is over and was great fun!

The Austin area’s primary gaming convention coincides at a bad time but I always go with it first because we don’t have anything better nor closer (allegedly HavenCon is trying to turn that around). GenCon is in Indiacrapolis (pass), DragonCon … Continue reading

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Brick Fiesta 2018 in San Antonio

The annual Brick Fiesta was held in San Antonio this year (it will be back in Austin next Summer) and since any kind of vacation we’re taking will probably be scheduled around 2019, so we took a quick weekend trip … Continue reading

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Brickfest ’17!

We attended this last Saturday to celebrate my birthday with the Derrs. It wasn’t all shopping, there were exhibits, stuff made by master builders and plenty of free-play areas. I tried my best to build a decent car in five … Continue reading

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Chupacabracon IV

The Austin area has its own gaming convention and I finally attended. Last year, I had a weekend-long badge but my illness kept me from really enjoying the event after an hour, so I went back home. This was the … Continue reading

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