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Paranoia, my friends, is healthy.

That’s just one of the many valuable facts provided Saturday night by renowned Monsterologist Duke Davis, of Steamcrow.

It is tempting to fill this post with many of the inside jokes that could stem from attending Davis’ sharp presentation at Red Hot Robot (by “white” he meant “monsters,” and by “christmas” he meant “coming”), but I’ll refrain.

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The place was packed tight, and chairs filled up quickly; chocolate pretzels,  bottled cream-soda, and digital cameras spread throughout the room. With their  impeccable eye for subtle detail, the Steamcrow crew brought in an old-timey atmosphere and I half expected a top-hatted Davis to wheel out an actual monster in a curtained cage.

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Eventually we were introduced to Mr Davis and enjoyed a comprehensive and educational introduction to the monster world, it’s agenda, and ways to identify (and avoid) a grizzly fate.


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In the end, he proclaimed us all Junior Monsterologists, and handed out diplomas.

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I’ll have the full set of pictures up on the Lightning Octopus Facebook Page soon, so make sure you “like” it.