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Dog Con 7
Day 17, Con Day 4: In which critters strut their stuff, games are purchased, games get played, seminars are attended, Daisy has a birthday, critters strut their stuff and pie gets eaten.
We are all on the bus and getting ready to leave Critter City. As usual, a quick recap of the day.
Breakfast at Pancake-A-Go-Go, a new place in town. Great food, but kind of slow service due to a big Sunday crowd.
We bought the hell out of games! Grace bought several cubic feet of boardgames, Daisy bought, well, she bought all sorts of things.
(Daisy: Phasers! Sonic screwdrivers! D&D stuff! A sword!)
I bought mostly games and t-shirts. Sasha and Silky bought dice and other stuff.
(Silky: I bought some Buffy DVDs.)
(Sasha: I bought a bunch of comics and some steampunk clothes.)
I’m not sure what Flash & Jazz bought, but I know Lulu bought a bunch of swords & knives.
(Lulu: A girl can never be too well armed!)
(Leon: But you’re indestructible, right?)
(Lulu: What’s your point?)
While our group was buying stuff and playing games,. Spike and I once again took part in the panel for “Ask A GM ANYTHING!”. As with every year, it got crazy. Spike balanced a jar of maple syrup on his head, I explained how to kill a werewolf with a butterknife and our moderator (a mother of young twins) sang an impromptu song about dancing through the dungeon. It was a fun time for all.
At noon, many people and critters besides our gang assembled in one of the smaller halls for a celebration of Daisy’s third birthday. There was cake and dog biscuits and ice cream for all.
(All The Other Critters: Happy Birthday, Daisy!)
Immediately following that was the big charity “Pets On Parade” event. It raises money for many rescues and shelters and costs $5.00 per critter to enter it. There were about 6,000 animals in it this year.
(Roxy: That was a whole lot of critters!)
(Jazz: I was surprised to see so many pigs.)
Finally, the big voice in the sky said the con was over, which meant that it was only 30 minutes until the Post Con Cool Down Party & Pie Fest. My goodness, they come up with more new kinds of pies each year. We all ate too much while saying goodbye to folks we won’t see until next year.
Now it’s time to fire this bus up and head to Canada, where we’ll drop off Brian, Caroline, Lauren & Sadie in the morning. More bloggage later.
Destination Sign: The Hundred Acre Wood
Music: 24th Century Classical