Apparently I had some email issues, and for some reason not everyone
received the first notification about the party, or the 2nd (though some
received the 2nd and not the first). I don't have any idea what happened. In any
event, if you do not receive this one, please email me back and let me know
The party starts at 7:30 on Friday night the 24th and runs through at least
midnight on Sunday the 26th. A couple of beds have already been claimed,
but there's still room for people to stay over.
The dumpster was finally removed this week, signaling the end of the
construction. The air conditioning in the new game room still needs to be
adjusted, but the upstairs unit is working great and those game tables and the
theater are quite comfortable. I still have a bunch of boxes of toys to
unpack, but the games are all back on shelves, the movies and TV box sets are up
and available, there's a grill on the porch, and new batteries in the BUZZ
New games continue to come in every week, and I have a bunch of old games
to get rid of. I will make these available via trade or in some cases as
door prizes throughout the weekend. More details on this to follow later.
Kimberly will be running the Saturday night party game this time, and there
will still be a poker tournament, time to be determined. As always, dinner
will be provided on Saturday night.
It was pointed out to me recently that "Gaming/Movie weekend" is boring,
generic, and not a good name for these events. For years, starting when this
party was co-hosted by Marc and me in Westboro, the weekend was known as
"Trashcon". Back then the focus was more on cheesy movies, with a bit of
gaming. Now the emphasis is more on gaming, with the movies secondary.
So a quick poll - Should the name go back to "Trashcon"? Do you have a
better name for it? If someone can come up with a great name for these
weekends, you can win one of my old games. (Remember "The Gathering", "Unit Games"
and "Lobster Trap" are already taken).
A couple of other quick notes where I now ask for your help.
After 17 years, I am losing one of my tenants. Seth has bought a house and
will be moving out. I am looking for a new tenant beginning August 1st, but
I don't want some random person I don't know - been there, done that. If
you or someone you know is trustworthy, a non-smoker, OK with cats, games,
and clutter, and need a place to live, please let me know. For only $500 a
month (including utilities), you will have your own room, your own bathroom,
and complete run of the house including the movie theater.
Secondly, my unemployment runs out next week. If anyone knows of a company
looking for a good accountant, please let me know. I am lowering my
expectations on salary, but I would prefer something within a half hour of
Anyway, that's it for now. As always, this event is open to all friends,
friends of friends, members of MENSA, Unity Games, and Meet-up, and anyone
else who has something to add to the proceedings.
For more info or directions, please feel free to contact me.
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