…Irish Catholics, no doubt
Day 7, Con Day 0: It’s all about the goodie bag!
We arrived in Critter City about 10 am this morning, after stopping for a hearty breakfast at Chuckwagon Jim’s, a pretty darned good place to eat.
(Silky: Biscuits & gravy for dogs!)
(Leon: Fried catfish for me!)
Our rooms were ready for us at the Hilton, so we were able to unpack and get set up in record time. After that, we started off for the convention center to get our badges and goodie bags.
When we saw the con center, we all stopped dead in our tracks. There, above the entrance, was a big mural depicting Lulu (back when she was still Lucy) & Flash winning the big Dog Race. Under it were the words “Goodbye, Lucy/Lulu & Flash. We will miss you.” Several of us cried.
(Daisy: It was beautiful!)
(Sasha: I bawled like a puppy.)
Once we composed ourselves, we went in and got our stuff, then went over to Mink’s Cold Drinks (run by Ed & Georgia Mink) for refreshments and to check out the swag. The inventory was…
A great looking con t-shirt
(Silky: I got a red one.)
(Daisy: Mine was orange.)
The con book, which looked like a 1930’s Popular Mechanics magazine
A deck of “Muskrats: The Gathering” cards
Coupons for many businesses in town and in the dealer’s room.
(Sasha: Including one for dinner at Chez Mom’s! Yum!)
A comic book about the adventures of Captain CatCon
A miniature. Mine was a pig wizard.
(Daisy: I got a rabbit barbarian.)
A snack box containing a chocolate chip cookie, a bag of M&Ms, a bag of Critter City Chili & Lime potato chips.
(Daisy: The snacks were different for critters. Venison chews! YUM!)
A “Make The GM Re-Roll Once” ticket, usable in any game at the con.
(Daisy: I predict these will see much use.)
Assorted fliers for Various old & new games
A token for one free beer (human or animal approved) at Moses & Jeff’s Texas Brewpub.
(Leon: Non-alcoholic beer for cats? A Sadine IPA? I’m in!)
A small booklet of photos from the previous seven cons.
(Silky: Lots of pics of us and those no longer with us. Very nice.
While we sat and checked that stuff out, many friends found us. We made dinner arrangements to all meet up at Thai One On! For dinner.
Now we’re all heading back to our rooms for a short nap and then some goofing off before dinner.
More blogging tomorrow