Space City Con at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas is one of the smaller, better run “geek” conventions. In this video, filmed on January 4, 2013, I interview author Diana Botsford on the evolution of women in film, learns Amtgard style sword play, receives a rudimentary introduction to Warhammer 40K and plays a heated game of Heroscape.
Diana Dru Botsford co-wrote, Rascals, one of my top 5 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, where Picard, Keiko, Guinan and Ro Lauren are returned to their 12 year old bodies in a transporter incident.
Sporks taught me how to LARP (live action role play) the Amtgard way. Amtgard is a world-wide organization of role players. They play with padded weapons and authentic costumes.
Warhammer 20K is a table top war game played with models that are built and painted by the players. Cowboy Kenny hosts a podcast about game strategy called The Heroic 28s.
Heroscape is a ready to play board game by Hasbro that is no longer produced. It is still a blast to play. Lindsey Long hosts a bi-monthly game at 8th Dimension Comics & Games in Houston.
I highly recommend attending a Comic Convention at least once. It’s fun!