GenCon & San Francisco: Day 3 – Leather, Laughs & Burlesque

We didn’t have to start quite so early on Saturday so we had a few extra hours sleep and walked across to the Convention Centre. We had a class at 9am with Tobril, John & Ben on building a soft leather journal,. This entailed choosing our piece of leather to use, marking where the paper should be attached and sewing it onto the leather. I even managed to cut the leather to make a strap that allowed me to close it by threading it through some slots rather than having to wait until I got home and could fasten a snapper or button to it.

I also have to say that the guys surprised me with their sewing skills – so much tidier than mine! πŸ˜›

We spent a few hours looking around the booths before heading off for lunch. From there we decided to go get a random board game as we all had a few hours spare. Tobril chose the worst board game ever (yes you did, don’t be blaming it on Ben!) called “The Worst Case Scenario” (or something like that) where you were asked a question about how to cope with various events i.e. bitten by a snake, trapped in an avalanche etc. Unfortunately the game was a bit old and some of the answers offered on the multiple choice were bizarre! Also, Tobril skipped reading the rules & just made it up as we went along πŸ˜€

The guys had an event after that so Rach & I went back to the hotel to pack up ready for leaving the next morning. We hadn’t seen Samius & Torrance all day and checking the groups schedule we could see that they had a few hours free that evening where we thought it would be nice to meet up and all eat together before we all went our separate ways, after tweeting them, I hastily passed Torrance the star to get her to organise everyone πŸ˜€

We had a lovely Italian, more laughs, then decided to try and find somewhere in the Convention Centre to play “Are you a werewolf?”. We ended up finding a large corridor and just claimed it by sitting down. We were joined by Lessah and her daughter giving us a group of 11 with Tobril DM’ing. Its the first time Rach & I have played this so it took a few rounds to get the hang of it. If you’ve never played the game, you have a werewolf in a group of villagers (more if you have a larger group) and you have to work out who the werewolf is. The werewolf, if not found, kills a villager each round. Basically its a game of bluff, deception and outright accusations of guilt πŸ˜€ it was really fun and we must have looked to be enjoying ourselves as we were joined by fellow gamers at GenCon.

Samius’ son, Remy, is bloody good at it too!!

At 10pm myself, Rach, Tobril, Aldrac, John & Lessah were off to the D20 Burlesque show. We said goodbye to Torrance & Samius, as we wouldn’t be seeing them again before leaving 😦

As for the burlesque show itself…. It was different! All the women did their spots with a geeky theme (the dragon costume used by one was great) and there was a great deal of humour involved πŸ™‚ The show finished at midnight and we said our goodbyes to Tobril (Lessah disappeared and we didn’t get a chance to say “bye” :-\ )

2 thoughts on “GenCon & San Francisco: Day 3 – Leather, Laughs & Burlesque

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s