V030 Gratitude Geek Goes to Space City Con
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!