Sliding towards insanity

The life (or lack thereof) of a UMD Computer Engineering major graduate
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Spent a good chunk of the day out on the mall with the Terrapin Gaming Club. We were manning the table for the First Look Fair; it's basically when all the clubs oncampus try to recruit new members for nefarious purposes. Most of the TGC's nefarious purposes have to do with SGA funding...

I also spent a good amount of time trying to pimp TerpCon, our little mini-convention done in conjunction with It's on October 2nd in the Grand Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union of the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Free to all comers, including non-students. I whipped up a quick flyer between classes, and we managed to hand out about 20 copies or so. The First Look fair runs tomorrow as well, but only from 10-2 (as opposed to 10-4 like it did today). I plan on stopping by in the morning but I've got class from 11-3:30 so I really doubt I'll be at the table tomorrow.

It's kind of odd, most of the TGC members have little to no idea what's going on with TerpCon, even though it's happening here oncampus and (supposedly) with TGC funds from SGA. Hopefully things will get sorted out in the next week. Most of the planning seems to have gone on in the forums, but since searching is limited to (premium) members it's a little hard to find the info you need. It doesn't help that the day/place/door charge all got revised, so if you happen to find one of the old postings you're totally SOL. I'm going to try to print up another batch of the flyers and hand them out at the game club meetings for the next week or so, maybe raise public awareness.

Still, it looks like TerpCon should be good. I signed up to play in a Paranoia and Call of Cthulhu game, with plenty of time to run a Paranoia pickup game later in the evening if I feel like it. I got a new set of red dice with black numbers on order from RPGshop, so hopefully they'll get here in time for the Paranoia game (not good to have dice above your security clearance). So anyway, if you're going to be in the DC/MD/NoVA area on October 2nd, stop by and check out TerpCon.

As for me, I've got to go do some programming. Whoever came up with x86 should have their head examined, then be executed.


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