…and then he would smile and take another drink.
Day 7 (Con Day 3): In which we eat a big breakfast, do some shopping, then hit the spa before getting back to gaming and Old Time Radio.
We all got together and ate a big breakfast at the aptly named “Big Breakfast”. It was great, but we all agreed we needed to walk off the calories, so we decided to hit some shops.
(Sasha: I may have added a couple of pounds at breakfast.)
(Flash: Me too.)
Sasha: Dude, you only weigh 6 pounds to start with. Two more pounds and you’d be a furry bowling ball.)
(Abby: You should have eaten fruit, Flash. Much less fattening.)
(Sasha: Not the way you chow down on it.)
(Abby: Hush, puppy.)
Among the shops we visited were book stores, a magic shop, a hat shop, an art gallery that features paintings & sculptures of pets and a t-shirt shop.
After we had walked around for a couple of hours, it was everybody off to the People & Pooches Spa (which does all pets, not just dogs. While we humans soaked in hot mineral mud before having massages, the critters were washed up and made pretty.
(Flash: Once again, I was washed in soapy water, then assaulted with a blow dryer, then massaged. I was mortified. Well, ok, the massage was nice.)
(Leon: Thanks for warning me, Flash. I just gave up trying to fight when that big mofo named Gary stuck me in the water. It was…degrading. Except for the massage.)
(Sadie: HA! Both of you mouse-eaters fell asleep during your massages. You were purring like kittens.)
(Lucy: I love going to the spa. They were very gentle with me and I felt better than I have in weeks.)
(Bea: Me too, Lucy. They cleaned up Abby & I and even polished our hooves!)
(Abby: I think this ribbon sets off my eyes.)
(Sasha: I needed a good bath, to get the smell of…stuff off of my fur.)
(Sadie: Yeah, same here.)
A couple of hours later, clean, relaxed and smelling all fragrant, everybody headed off for games or amusement parks or whatever. Spike & I mostly toured the Dealer’s Room again.
At 2:00 pm, most of us got together for a run through of this year’s Old Time Radio performance “Tales Of The Wild West”. This one hour program featured about 14 players, a 7 piece band, 3 sound effects guys and a live studio audience. The story was “The Phantom Lawman” and had elements of both steampunk and pulp heroes. Besides the main story, there were commercials for real products and businesses in Critter City, a first for this event. Everything was done to sound like radio in the late 1930s and the whole shebang was broadcast on the local radio station KRTR, which means folks up to 50 miles away could hear it. Pretty cool.
(Lucy: That show was very good. Dad did a fine job as both “Your Host, The Old Cowboy” and “Deputy Hank Wilson”.)
(Sadie: My dad was great as “Old Doc Milburn” and “Mr. Olson”)
(Sasha: And don’t forget Auntie Avy as “Mrs. Biggs”.)
(Leon: I was sure that Milo, the stable boy, was the Phantom Lawman.)
(Bea: So was I! But he was just sneaking out at night to court Julie Biggs.)
(Flash: Me too, right up until he was revealed to be Mr. Tuttle, the undertaker. Who knew?)
(Abby: I like that Sheriff Cates decided not to arrest him or reveal his secret identity. The Phantom Lawman can continue to ride the range, bringing in bad desperadoes!)
The show went off with only a couple of minor hitches, then we all went to dinner at India Underground, which is indeed an Indian restaurant in the new and expanding underground mall. The food was excellent.
At 9:00, the “Bigass Saturday Party” started up and after that it was all about us humans dancing and partying and such until the wee hours.
(Sasha: Meanwhile, we critters all watched movies with Lauren and some other little girls.)
(Lucy: With Arcadia keeping an eye on all of us.)
(Leon: Ya know, I woke up at about 3:00 and didn’t see you or Sadie or Bea in the room.)
(Sadie: We were there, silly. We were just sleeping behind the couch.)
Tomorrow is the last day of the con and I’m part of two seminars, “Ask A GM ANYTHING!” and the ever popular “We Hates it/We Loves It!”. After those and some games, it’s hit the Dealer’s Room, say goodbye to folks, then eat pie at the After Party. And then we’re on the bus and heading home.
More bloggage later.