First, I should apologize to Frank Mentzer for screwing things up this year. I’ll try to fix it in future. And second, thanks for Ed Greenwood for rolling with the situation. I appreciate that.
I remember talking to the guy who started TABSCon. They called their first event CondoCon, as it was in their rec-room. This is my version of that except this building is probably a lot nicer.
This year OSRCon will be over the August 3/4th weekend on the Saturday and Sunday. It’ll be at the Manulife Centre in the Party Room, thirty-one floors above Bay Bloor Radio. I live here so its easy to set up. We’ll have to talk about getting past security. And parking.
You’ve probably been to the Manulife Centre before to see a movie at the Varsity or to attend a Bruce Campbell/Bill Clinton/Arnold Schwartzenneger book signing at the Indigo.
The Party Room is capacity sixty, well appointed, used for corporate meetings, has couches, a kitchen, and floor to ceiling glass windows. The view is fantastic. When people think of the Toronto skyline, they think of this.
I’ll start selling tickets on 1 May (a month later than usual). There won’t be a panel, but Ed will do a Q&A session. He’s a treasure chest of what’s happening in the D&D world at any given moment.
I hope to meet with the fellows I intended to have a G+ hangout with to address publicity now that Grognardia is of no assistance. And I need to get back to the Pathfinder guy.
GARAK It would mean calling in all my favors, captain. To do what you're asking would use up every resource I have left on Cardassia. And it may be a very messy, very bloody business. Are you prepared for that? SISKO I posted my fourteenth casualty list this morning. I'm already involved in a very messy, very bloody business. And the only way I can see to end it is to bring the Romulans into the war. I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to accomplish that goal, but I can't do it alone. I need help. Now, are you in or out? Garak looks into his eyes for a long beat, takes the measure of Sisko and his commitment, then stands and puts out his hand. GARAK I'm in.