And I enjoyed every minute of it, as it felt like "coming home".
And as such, here I am with a heap of pictures, silly comments, subjective opinions and other nonsense of what was a great day... but a very tiring two day thing, as of course, the friday there was...
The Build Up
The convention, taking place at Waagnatie, had to be set up of course. Lots of tables had to be placed in the two halls of the venue, so the TSA members, AND Rick the Flag Dude, tore into this job, resulting in most of the tables being placed by midday.
There was a nice hot bowl of tomato soup for the volunteers
And then the bar was stocked and the bar team, including my lovely partner Noshi, being briefed on what to do for the next day.
The doors open
After helping out the traders that arrived saturday very early morning, and the necessary briefings, the anticipated moment was there: the doors opened and nearly 2000 paying visitors eventually found their way to the event.
It was a constant, steady stream all day long.
Of course, with about 100 traders present at the event, there was a huge selection for about everyone. I met up with a lot of people I "missed" over the past years (and thanks for the discounts blokes, al to kind of you).
Rick the Flag Dude was the trader who came over all the way from Alabama, so he probably clocked most kilometers to be present.
A nice selection of almost 50 demo games (to bad for a few last minute cancellations) meant a lot of excellent eye candy was on display, to aquire for most people`s tastes.
Of course, there was the catering, providing a fresh drink and a hot bite for everyone in need.
As well as a Bring and Sell. Considering what a jungle that seemed to be all day, the cages weren`t to badly chosen perhaps hehehe.
No convention without Loot of course, and I must say I behaved. I still am in the process of tallying my stuff, so I avoided impulse buys, bar perhaps one tiny thingie.
Noshi bought some stuff as well, being a new Soda Pop boardgame (which ironically is still on pre-order at their website) and a garage kit anime figure... which I will be assembling before her first foray in painting figures.
It was a fantastic convention, and I probably missed a lot on the pictures of course. But I also made this walkabout video, lasting about 1 hour, in which I walk around the whole event, trying to catch everything on camera.
And now, onwards to Crisis 2018, which will take place the 3rd of November next year.