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November 8th, 2007

Con Updates @ 03:32 pm

Current Location: Muskrat Central
Current Music: "Mean to Me" - Crowded House

Anyone who was at Spiel/Essen who has any photos of the signings or stuff I did otherwise want to post them here or send them to me, or at least let me know where I can link to some?

I'm working up the blog entry about the trip, but I never got a chance to take a single shot while in Germany.

Eight hours a day drawing on blank Munchkin cards can do that to you...

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Speaking or Europe...

I'm banging down plans for Dorkstocktork UK (at London's fab Dragonmeet again, in just a few weeks) and the very first Dorkstock Ireland (at the ever-brilliant Warpcon in January, 'natch. Hey! Look! They already listed me as a guest! Coolio. And Jervis Johnson will be there too! Double coolio.)

Here are some of the games I'll be bringing. Am I forgetting anything important?


Apples to Apples British Isles Edition (Out of the Box)

Cineplexity (Out of the Box)

Party Pooper (Out of the Box)

Cloud 9 (Out of the Box)

Gold Digger (Out of the Box)

Snorta (Out of the Box)

Blink (Out of the Box)

Pepper (Out of the Box)

10 Days in Europe (Out of the Box)

10 Days in Africa (Out of the Box)

10 Days in Asia (Out of the Box)

10 Days in the USA (Out of the Box)

Mag Blast 3rd Edition (Fantasy Flight)

My Dwarves Fly (Pegasus)

Dork Tower (Steve Jackson Games)

Chez Dork (Steve Jackson Games)

Various Munchkins (Steve Jackson Games)

Various Ches Geeks (Steve Jackson Games)

Kobolds Ate My Baby (Dork Storm Press)

Dungeonville (Z-Man)

Creatures and Cultists (Eos)

Not to mention some cool new prototypes.

Plus there'll be the compulsory Igor Bar bake-offs, of course...as well as a few (not many - basically what I can fit in my bag) Dorkstock t-shirts.

Anything folks want to play but isn't listed? Is there anything I'm missing?

Seriously, I've illustrated too damn many games.

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Speaking of Missing...

Having missed my own damn con, Dorkstock 5.5, at Rock-Con, I hearby swear to make Dorkstock 6, next November, the best darn Dorkstock I possibly can.

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Speaking of Damn...

Could someone with Wiki-fu please get that damn picture of me off my Wikipedia entry? Seriously. There's got to be something at least half-decent of me somewhere around the place. And I can't compete with my ex-girlfriend's entry if I'm looking like a total lemon and not, say, someone cool and devilishly attractive like Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords...
 
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From:zargon
Date:November 8th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)

Games!

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I've illustrated too damn many games.

No you haven't!

There's lots of games I buy just because you've illustrated them!

And then of course I have a blast playing them! :)
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From:snesgirl
Date:November 9th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)

Can we have some official igor bake off rules please?

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I think that woudl be fabulosa as I intend to enter this year, and I'd like slightly more guidelines than 'must contain enough sugar to kill a small horse'

ta!
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From:muskrat_john
Date:November 9th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Can we have some official igor bake off rules please?

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The basic recipe is here:

http://dorkstock.com/IgorBars.html

Now, what you DO with that...

:-)
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From:jonnynexus
Date:November 9th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Can we have some official igor bake off rules please?

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Hmm... I'm thinking that vegan evangalism perhaps demands that me and my other half prove that vegansiam is no barrier to the creation of *incredibly* unhealthy sugar, fat and chocolate confectionary.

:)
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From:lampbane
Date:November 8th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Could someone with Wkiki-fu please get that damn picture of me off my Wikipedia entry? Seriously. There's got to be something at least half-decent of me somewhere around the place. And I can't compete with my ex-girlfriend's entry if I'm looking like a bloody moron...

Do you have any pictures you'd like to donate to the cause?
From:heliograph
Date:November 8th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
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For the Wikipederasts, here's John's more-or-less canonical pic:

http://www.gmsecrets.com/contributors/JohnKovalic.jpg

If John isn't the owner, the owner of that site will clear the rights.

Previous to this post I hadn't considered unflattering pix as Wikitage, but now...
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From:terheyt
Date:November 9th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
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I'm in for shirts vs. skins again!
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From:ctrlalttabby
Date:November 8th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)

DorkStock 6

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Great! Can we have a logo? *grin* (Missed ya.)
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From:muskrat_john
Date:November 8th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)

Re: DorkStock 6

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I missed *you* guys!

As soon as I do a Dragonmeet Logo, I'll get started on 6!
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From:merseine
Date:November 8th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)

Re: DorkStock 6

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Missed you ditto! The Beef-a-Roo wasn't the same without ya.

one of the t-shirt guys was saying we should have done a "milk carton" shirt - with your image on the carton (for the Dorkstock 5 logo)

Next year, Dorkstock. I'll run "Around The World in 40 Days" (a "10 Days in ___" variant... all 4 boards... gotta get 4 full trips with connections. Heh...)

Edited at 2007-11-08 11:16 pm (UTC)
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From:drhaggis
Date:November 8th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
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I took off the image from your Wikipedia entry. Do you have a better image you could we could use that you would release into the Creative Commons?
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From:antiwesley
Date:November 9th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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Nice pics...
though I am concerned that you're in Germany and there's a...


Green Bay Packer fan there.

Ugh.
He's in the "People at the front of the line" pic...
Can't escape them anywhere, I guess...

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From:zargon
Date:November 9th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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Oh! Hey! Been waiting for you to show up! Just wanted to say I saw your name in the Steve Jackson daily update! Congrats! Can we see pictures when you finally get it? >:-)
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From:jhghendriks
Date:November 9th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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Sure.

I mean I'll try to take a picture of my 28"!!! plushy Cthulhu before it devours me.

28"? Where am I going to leave it?
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From:zargon
Date:November 9th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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(Man, I love it when someone gives me the obvious straight line!)

28" plushy Cthulhu? Where am I going to leave it?

Anywhere it wants you to!
From:perturabo
Date:November 9th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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Yeah, I got some photos from SPIEL, too. But was waiting for John's summary.

The full set of pictures:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/?start=0

John Signing I:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_05.jpg

John Signing II:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_21.jpg

John Signing III:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_26.jpg

John Signing IV and the (also) talented Laura Balzert:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_50.jpg

The Line on Friday (approxiamtyl 1/3 of the line heading left)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_02.jpg

The Ogre at the End of the Line:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_19.jpg

Some of the drawn cards:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_54.jpg

Me & John (and his present) I:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_37.jpg

Me & John (and his present) II:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_38.jpg
(ok, it was kinda late)
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From:jhghendriks
Date:November 9th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Astartus/SPIEL07/spiel07_54.jpg

Wheeeee..
I forgot to take pictures of the blank cards I defaced.
Great to see them here.
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From:muskrat_john
Date:November 9th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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Those are marvelous. Thank you!
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From:muskrat_john
Date:November 9th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Images from Spiel

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Thanks a ton again for everything...including the pictures!
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From:k_kinnison
Date:November 9th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
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Having missed my own damn con, Dorkstock 5.5, at Rock-Con, I hearby swear to make Dorkstock 6, next November, the best darn Dorkstock I possibly can.

Here here!

Hazzah!

I am in the same boat as you John... I want to plan some extra special things.. just got to figure what
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From:natural20
Date:November 9th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)

Dragonmeet

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So, are you actually going to be there, 'cos that would be cool. And it would avoid James having to rack up a big phone bill to get cool auction items from you. :)
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From:snesgirl
Date:November 9th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)

plushies!

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bring as many plushies as you can pack to sell!

Also Anything with Gilly on it should shift pretyy easily ::ahem:: not that I want a gilly plushie or anything ::ahem::

and the my little cthulu shirts !

And yay for finally being able to get my hand on cineplexcity. will it be the uk version ?
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From:muskrat_john
Date:November 9th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)

Re: plushies!

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The UK version won't be out for a while, I fear.

But the US version will be far more playable anywhere else than the US version of Apples to Apples was.
From:fnordal
Date:December 4th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)

Better late then never: a couple of pics from Essen

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http://picasaweb.google.it/fnordal72/JKinEssen

4 pics of John with our booth staff (yeah, we caught him while he was having a break)

Federico
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From:muskrat_john
Date:December 4th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Better late then never: a couple of pics from Essen

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That's marvelous! Thanks!

I was just reading through the game last night, too.

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