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My WBC or How I learned that an introvert shouldn't go to a con alone.
David Kahnt
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Laurinburg
North Carolina
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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Ahhh conventions.

Ever since I began this hobby of mine I've always wanted to go to one, the problem is scheduling: either cons are too far away, cost too much, or just not enough vacation time.

But this year was kind of different.

I was allowed able to get out to the WBC for only one day, Saturday the 9th.

I was originally supposed to go with stormseeker75 and his fiancee, borchardbianca, but due to family obligations Steve and Bianca couldn't make it.

So I decided to head out there myself and began my day around 8:00AM.

Here's my story...

-DK
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I had borrowed from the library a James Patterson book entitled Cat & Mouse, I figured it would help with the long car ride, and it did.

The drive from Yardley to Lancaster took about an hour and a half.

Beautiful day, really. I drove with the windows down.
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It took me a while to find the registration.

I had been in that particular hotel once before for a conference, but never past the big hall.

So I ended up paying my $30 plus $2 to be legal during the open gaming.
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I wandered around a little bit and found myself too late to enter into the Catan tournament, the only one I was considering. And eventually made it into the nice air conditioned tent.

Where I sat... for a while...

See, being an introvert, its hard for me to just walk up to people and start conversations.

If I had been a little more out going in the beginning, I would have realized....
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... that right next to me, Dominic Crapuchettes, Sagilarus, and Pepsi4Me2 where there playing Stone Age.

sheesh...
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Eventually I recognized someone from my group EPGS and he and I started a conversation.

We ended up playing this game... a game I'll admit I've never played before... so it too a while to play just the 1/2 of the game we finished.

Overall, not a terrible game... but just long.
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After sitting for a long time I decided to get some air and drop off my tub of games.

I returned to the Open Gaming after looking around some more and got in a game of Kingsburg and quickly learned I had been teaching the game wrong... sheesh... I hate when that happens.
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During my game Sagilarus came up and asked if he could borrow GT, to which I happily obliged. It seemed to be getting more on the late side (I needed to get going around 6pm or so).
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Afterward I ended up playing a game of Pandemic with Sagilarus and Pepsi4Me2. They had never played before so it was a teaching game: only four Epidemics and open hands.

We ended up saving the world... you all can thank us later.
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Afterwards the two of them asked me to out to dinner. I was peakish and decided I needed to eat.

We went to a great buffet and ate way too much.

The magic words for food for me is 'Pennsylvania Dutch.' Yum!
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On the way home I listened to my book on tape again. I had to get going from the restaurant and I truly regretted having to go home so early.

Overall it was an interesting experience.

I had never been to a convention before and feel like I still haven't. It was nice talking to different people with the same interests.

I guess next time I need to be a bit more open.
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