Feeling That BGGeek Love

Mostly, I’m feeling inspired, but ya know….

So it’s been about a month since my last blog update. Not bad for me. Still not great, but whatevs, right?

Anyways. This past weekend, the grand ole brilliant event known as BGG Con was held in Dallas. Though I wasn’t at the convention itself, there was a killer of party (now known respectively as the Chad Hat Party) thrown at Plaid Hat Games Headquarters for our fellow geeks of the board gaming world. Great time. Superb time. Excellent, brilliant, fucking fantastic time.

No really, I’m trying to emphasize. It. Was. A. Blast.

Never have I been around people who were so entrenched and so lovingly involved in an industry. To me, personally, I’ve not had much of a direct line to this kind of nerd get together in my life. And I know I’m not the first person to realize the sheer diversity of the type of people who gather at events like this, but it was something of a surprise to me.

Just this weekend alone, I’ve met a lawyer (who was downright freaking cool), YouTubers(who really understand the creative process), entrepreneurs (with that awe inspiring drive), pod-casters (who love to share what they love), readers(with similar taste), writers (with similar goals), a multitude of game designers(who are simply impressive), and a bunch of people who are involved in all the nuanced cogs of this industry(I’m one of you!).

And it’s absolutely great when you can gather a group of people and learn about what they do and let it inspire you. It’s also not a bad feeling knowing that when they learn about what you do, you get to send some inspiration back there way. Maybe it’s just me, but it was, for lack of a better word, fun to share some of my own passion about writing with people who very much wanted to hear about it.

So it all has me feeling a little creative, a little overwhelmed, but mostly, it has me feeling like there’s nothing I’d rather do than continue writing and trying my best to create something that might reach the minds of people like those I met this weekend.

Ya know, the ones with the type of uninhibited, unapologetic, and undying love to be creative and enjoy others creativity, too.

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