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Blog blog blog.

I really want to blog more. It’s been a goal of mine since March and I just…haven’t. I can’t say with any level of certainty or accuracy as to why I haven’t exactly; I just haven’t.

This is an attempt to change all that. I have decided that although my blog will be a general personal blog and as such, include posts about anything and everything; there are some core topics I will focus on.

These are:

  • Tabletop gaming; board, card and miniature games
  • Tea, and/or food & drink in general
  • Beading
  • Bullet Journalling

To kick start this process, I am going to write a few words about what I have been up to these past few days. I have been at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham. It is held at the end of May / beginning of June every year, and year on year it is growing more and more popular. This year, it achieved an attendance of circa 21,700 unique attendees across 3 days.

The atmosphere at the expo is always amazing, being around so many other people who enjoy to game as much as you do. I got to try some new games, say hi to some friends I see each time we visit, talk to new people, buy some cool stuff, and be away from the normality of day to day life for a weekend. I always look forward to this weekend all year since we started to attend back in 2014,

It’s quite sad to be home now, but at the same time, being away and trying new things always reinvigorates my passion for games. So much so that we have an all day gaming session planned for Wednesday before I go back to work (and proper normality; boo!).

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Follycon 2018 – The First Day

What a wonderful way to kick off my foray back into blogging….sharing my time at this year’s Eastercon; this year known as Follycon.

Eastercon is a science fiction and fantasy convention held every Easter weekend here in the UK. Last year I went to my very first Eastercon in Birmingham, and this year it is in Harrogate.

I attended 3 sessions today; panels on the Future of the City and Story vs Mechanics in Games, as well as a workshop in BSL. I thoroughly enjoyed them all, especially the gaming one! Anything with Esther is usually good.

It’s quite late so I am going to keep this quite brief in words, and share a couple of pictures I took. I plan to take more tomorrow!