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Tycho / on Fri, Aug 16 2002 at 8:00 am

Hello From Necrowobbicon

Enterprising hackers have secured us a wireless internet connection for the LAN here.  We do appreciate their efforts.

I would like to remind Dylan, Brian, and Andrew that I kicked their asses at Air Hockey.  That is all.


Tycho / on Fri, Aug 16 2002 at 7:53 am


Before we have a full-on page that is good for mobile devices, we do have a very old one done by our friend Sam.


Tycho / on Fri, Aug 16 2002 at 6:52 am


Necrowombicon 2 guy Fatrick sends along the following info regarding this weekend’s festivities:

We Need people to bring extra powerbars to plug the computers in for the LAN.  I have a LOT of people coming that are bringing computers, and I do not believe we have the right amount of outlets, so if people could bring powerbars, that would be fantastic

We have reached the capacity for the Convention hall with the number of people registered for it.

If this is the case, I’m going to have to discourage walk in traffic for the Con on the 17th, I can only have 180 people in the room at one time… I’m sure people won’t be there for 100% of the con, so I’ll try and keep an eye on how many people are there, but I might have to turn people who aren’t registered away.  I’ll let walk in traffic in, but if they haven’t registered before hand, I’ll have keep names of the people who didn’t register before, and those people will be asked to leave if it means that someone who registered would not be allowed in. Those who’re asked to leave will have their money refunded, as they didn’t attend the entire convention.

I didn’t expect such a huge turnout for this, I almost hope some people don’t show for the Convention Hall, as I’m worried about turning people away, I don’t want to do that.

If this goes over well, next year I’ll book a bigger location for more people, then this won’t be a problem.

note:  the limit on people does not count for Playdium on the 16th, bring your friends! 300 people could show for all I care, Playdium takes care of all of that… I was told specifically to tell people to bring their friends.

Anyways, I’ll see you all there!  I’ll be wearing my white PA Logo shirt from Gameskins.

So, there you have it.  More than a hundred and eighty people, he says?  Good God.  Also, he makes mention of “powerbars,” which is a health food where I am from.  I guess I’ll bring some.  I kept trying to get a hold of WizKids to see if they could demo that new Mechwarrior shit I saw at Comic Con, no such luck.  It’s really too bad, that would have been a blast.


Tycho / on Fri, Aug 16 2002 at 6:38 am

I would like to welcome everyone to Fuck Day!

A couple updates on things I talked about Wednesday.

I should have known after I attempted to incite a MoonBase Commander-themed riot that something would go awry.  I’ve had reports that cover the entire spectrum, from it being “sold out,” to “moved back to the twentieth,” to I Had To Kill A Man, But I Have It Now.  No-one who actually owns it appears particularly displeased by it, which doesn’t shock me, but I do wish that more people had it, because that would mean more people I could systematically dismantle at the Necrowombicon.  I talked to the producer yesterday, who seemed profoundly mystified by the ordeal.  He may have assumed that, once the game had been completed, packaged, and shipped, the really hard part was over. 

Also, the CEO of Danger contacted me about making Penny Arcade viewable on the Hiptop.  Yes, Yes, now and forever yes was my reply, and hopefully we’ll talk about it today in more detail.  I want to make a page that is completely customized for portable devices, it just seems like something humans and their PDAs might appreciate, and hopefully his interest will spur us into decisive action.  I have these fantasies where I view the web and put up quick, inebriated posts from some swank Seattle liquor hole on my portable device.  I realize now that I could have kept that to myself.

Some bizarre celestial conflux resulted in my attending what is called a “Baseball game,” the rules of which you may be familiar with.  For those of you who are new to this type of thing, I would like you to imagine distant, tiny men rushing about as though pursued by beasts imaginary.  I am satisfied that the game itself has enough richness and unpredictability to make the watching more than tolerable, and perhaps even pleasant.  I must say, however, that the thing I enjoyed most about my sports adventure was hating our enemies.  These are some saucy lads that would come here, into the very heart of Seattle, to do brazen battle with those we have chosen - I said as much during the game.  I remarked that they were “Weasel-eating rat fuckers,” and also “incomprehensibly vile,” and that every facet of their manner and aspect was an affront to the good people of the Earth.  We did not claim victory over the scheming Red Sox of Boston, no doubt through some East Coast trickery.  But let it be known, the people of this land - or at least, this general area, which I believe to be superior in every way to the place they are from - the people of this land will not abide this rough treatment, you have provoked us sir, and we have great fleets of winged and wheeled vehicles which even now soar towards your sporting arenas like similes.

(CW)TB out.

the same old fears

anon / on Wed, Aug 14 2002 at 11:43 am

Speaking of Hide and Go Seeking

Did anyone here mention the fact that we had people at the Comiccon cosplay as Penny Arcade characters?  I never got to see the pictures.  You people that dressed up like PA characters need to email us copies of those pictures.  Those disturbing, disturbing pictures.

UPDATE: Kiko snapped some.


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