BEWARE: Train-of-thought rambling ahead. Then again, that's all I pretty much do anyway usually no?
Well... at least the Gay Robot Convention organizers put out a general brochure before the registration this year.
I have zero interest in the Botcon figures this year and even less than zero interest in Botcon as a convention. (Pretty much 90% or so the same as previous years. That'll never change even with a new con organizer I'm afraid.)
Just more repainted toys but this year with a theme that only the most serious hard core mom's basement-dwelling geek could muster a shit about.
And I already have 3 versions of the Classics Bumblee mold and multiple versions of the Classics Starscream mold. I can only imagine the Goldbug they mention will be gold Bumbleblee and yet another Starscream repaint.
Will they actually make a new fugly blue retooled Goldbug head though? I wonder.
Now the one thing that would be funny... and might actually (jokingly) pique my interest is if the "evil" Autobots all have goatees on them.
Obviously, I could paint that on myself but then it would be a custom and not an officially approved toy so I couldn't get it AFA graded and all.
They're kinda grasping at straws for the Wednesday tour too. Laser Tag? The toy mall? A grocery store? A comic store???
Ok. I can see if you aren't from the area that the toy mall might be remotely interesting but c'mon. Laser Tag and Queen City Comics???
And Jungle Jim's is totally scraping the bottom of the barrel to keep people occupied but I can't say it is remotely worth part of the $85 day fee.
Renting a car would be cheaper and you can do much of this for free without any tour charge.
The Air Force Museum is cool though. I've been there years ago and that I can see being worth it with the right people with me. (Actually, the trip to Dayton would probably be the most fun part of it.)
It is really going to be hard for me to find a real reason to do anything but walk-up for this con. But then again, Giga and I would really enjoy that 2-day course but probably only that.
Now maybe... and I can't believe I'm typing this... I can convince Zeta Convoy and my usual cronies to possibly form a... my god I can't believe I'm actually typing this... a team to compete in the boards wars thing.
The thing is I say that and yet I realize that not one bit of me really cares. (I'm actually grasping at straws of my own to find some reason to pay money to go to this aren't I?)
This may be my first GRC in which I just walk around, drink, bullshit, and not wait in lines.
What sucks the most though is I have to decide soon if I'm going to drop the cash on this or not.
I suppose I could sell the exclusive set for toys to some of the dealers. Thought I suspect this set will be easily parted from buyers hands unlike the past 2 years.
What would be really funny? If the attendee freebie is actually the missing Sunstorm seeker from last year's set.
Bwahahahahah.... that'd be the way to piss off people wouldn't it?
Well... those that actually care about having the supposed "perfect" seeker set.
Now one thing that I may be able to convince some people to do... is to head over into the scary northern southlands of Kentucky and go to a tittie bar!!!
I myself have never had the pleasure (or displeasure) of seeking Kentucky tail. And least I don't remember having had any before. Hmmm... oh the Dark Ages of my 20s sometimes make me forget stuff.
So... Spectorscott... JackOfAllGeeks... Despotes...RJ... Zeta C... Crazy Steve... what're your plans geeks?
Crazy from Powet... you going to be there again this year?
And for Kelmeister, JKNotRowling, and Max... here's the shit on general attendance.
I'd love you guys to come and chill and be The Lame with us but I won't force you to suffer through it since it isn't exactly free.
Hmmm.... I've still got my "Up Close and Personal With Crazy Steve" documentary to consider. I wonder... since he was in the military... does he get a discount at the Air Force museum if he flashes his tits or something?
Placebo's cover of "Bigmouth Strikes Again" is one of the best cover songs ever.
Ok. Time to look at the finances and see if a Primus package is really worth it or not.
Don't forget... The Hoont needs to be boarded during this time too. That's potential drinking money right out the door before we've set foot out of Cowtown.