It’s been over four months since I’ve known about this, but haven’t been able to say anything until the official announcement was made. That announcement happened last night, so I am now free to spill the beans:
I will be the Gaming Guest of Honor at Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, October 4-7, 2018.
I’ve never been to Montana before; I’m looking forward to this trip, and to meeting tons of new folks who enjoy my favorite hobby. I will be joining my friend Monica Valentinelli, this year’s Special Guest of Honor, in Great Falls next October. Also being honored next year are Artist Guest of Honor Rob Carlos, Montana Guest of Honor Lee Shinabery, and a Cosplay Guest yet to be announced.
I’m planning to drive out to Great Falls: it’s much easier to make sightseeing stops that way, and besides, I have a whole year to plan my itinerary, and I hope to make the best use of my time on this epic road trip. I’m a little concerned about weather; there’s already significant snow in the mountainous parts of Montana this year, and my car, while fine in snow in the midwest, is not equipped to handle snow, slippery roads, AND mountains. I’ll be keeping my eyes on the Montana weather come late September next year…
Being invited to be a guest of a convention is always flattering, but also involves responsibility. For one thing, I have to run games for folks at the con, and for another, I’m expected to appear on panels to talk about gaming, fiction, and pop-culture topics. Those are all things I enjoy, so while the convention will be work, it’ll be fun work.
Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous is, as you might have guessed, primarily a gaming event, though there are also panel discussions, an art show, a dealers room, workshops, and a significant cosplay presence there as well. GFGR has existed since 2012, and I’m delighted to join such august company as Chris Pramas, John Goff, and Owen K.C. Stephens as previous Gaming Guests.
As of this posting, the hotel of record for Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous is the Great Falls Holiday Inn, 1100 5th St S in Great Falls. Phone number: 1-800-HOLIDAY. For the direct line to the hotel in Great Falls, dial (406) 727-7200. To reserve a room online, click HERE.
I hope to see you there!