Vul-Con Arena 1 - LightningOctopus

Wow, what a weekend. Not only did I run around waving my arms like Kermit, but Lightning Octopus crashed for a few days.

I’m not savvy enough to say exactly what happened, but I believe the technical explanation is that it fell off of a wall, some king’s horses and king’s men from the hosting company gathered around the mess, and somehow (magic?) it was sort of put it back together again.

I did lose a few posts and pictures, so I apologize if you find a section of the site that seems a little janky.

That said, I had a really fun weekend, thanks to the awesome folks from Vul-Con and The Gamers’ Inn.

(I also hit up the Horror & SciFi Film Festival, which I’ll post about later.)

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It’s difficult to really convey the scope and majesty of what the Vul-Con guys put together with this thing. I could say it was huge, but saying it can’t fully share the impressive experience of walking around the 20+ foot Circus Maximus. I’m a big fan of local people taking their resources and making awesome things, and what they made is certainly awesome.

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In addition to their chariot race and gladiatorial Colosseum, other local gaming groups hosted a ton of games smattered throughout the space, including the Table Top Gaming Society, The Arizona Men in Black, & Todd VanHooser.

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The guys behind Vul-Con, Jay and Rick, turned out to be really easy to talk to, passionate about gaming (obviously), and overall nice guys.

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Be sure to check out Vul-Con’s site and stay tuned for future events. They also have a few more pictures of their own on their blog today.