I got back from GenCon yesterday. I had a good time. Saw a bunch of my fans, had two good signings, and a fun Q&A session.
But the main reason to go to GenCon is the LOOT. 🙂
I hit the dealer room hard this year, but I think I came in under my previous years record of having to call my wife to warn her I was busing out the credit card because I’d burned through all my cash THE FIRST DAY… BEFORE LUNCH. This time I bought a ton of MDF miniature terrain, a slew of minis, and some new game books.
GenCon is one of the ones I do for fun. I actually wouldn’t mind just going as a regular dude, and not being on any panels at all, so I could just play games the whole time. But when you’re a writer they put you to work.
I do have to apologize to you guys because I missed one of my panels. I was a presenter for the Baen Fantasy short story contest, and afterwards we take the winners out to a nice dinner. I was inadvertently double booked and didn’t realize it until that morning, so had to get somebody to fill in for me on the Writing Fun panel.
Yesterday was my birthday, so thank you for the many happy birthday wishes. My Facebook feed is currently buried.
But the coolest thing this weekend was getting home and seeing this.
The approval from UDOT to begin construction on the provisional Yard Moose Mountain Road finally came through while I was out of town. They immediately went to work.
This is going to be an epic project. To put the scale into perspective, the green Ford Expedition way down at the bottom of the hill is at the entrance. From there to where I was standing to take this picture, that is only about 1/10th of the total distance we have to cover.
The goal for 2017 is all the infrastructure and permits, road, power, well drilling, etc. 2018 fortress compound–err… I mean house. Yeah. House. That’s the ticket.