September 20th, 2006

Penguin - hello!

Learning to Juggle...

Been a busy beaver but it has left me fairly exhausted. I was in bed by about 10 last night and I'd only gotten home from work about 8.30!!! Still, allowed me to relax, read and (more importantly) get some sleep...

Today I'm back being busy and I've a ton of things to do/to send/to write/and whatnot.

My weekend plans have now changed which on one hand is sad but on the other allows me to use the additional time to catch up on even more work. I do feel that with two trips away last week plus having maggie over the previous weekend (plus meetings interspersed on my other 'free' evenings) that I've fallen behind and neglected a number of things that I have to get done ASAP! Thus staying in London Friday through Sunday is probably a blessing. Plus the planned weekend activties haven't been cancelled - just delayed a bit, so the idea they'll take place at somepoint keeps me happy :p

Anyway, one of the big announcements seems to be drawing very near. I've seen a closed post about it so far to other shareholders so I'm guessing that a full public announcement will be coming in the next few days. As soon as it does I'll repost it here. This is not the announcement regarding the work that corone is doing with me but that should also be announced soon enough.

Lots of balls. Only two hands. Learning to juggle fast.

PS - What is it with 2006 and babies??? I've just been told of another friend who is now expecting!!! Come on guys - has the government put something in the water or what????
Cubicle 7

Dragonmeet/Gameforce Announcement

Some of you already knew a little about this but now it's officially announced.

From simonjrogers

Angus Abranson of Leisures Games and Cubicle 7 has taken over the running of Dragonmeet, the UK's largest (and friendliest) one-day games event.

A little history first. Dragonmeet was an event originally run by Games Workshop in the 1980s, and reinstituted by James Wallis, then of Hogshead Publishing and an intrepid group of fellow rpg aficionados including me and Angus. The first Dragonmeet was held in Conway Hall, Holborn in 2000. Over the years it has grown and is now well established in the plush but pricey venue of Kensington Town Hall. The event has always been organized by a committee, and after five years, the committee members have lost a little enthusiasm, and gained more responsibilities. With this in mind, the shareholders of Gameforce Ltd, who owned Dragonmeet decided to look for another way to run the show this year, one which would allow the convention to continue growing, but with a more streamlined structure.

Step forward Angus Abranson. A former Dragonmeet chairman, rpg retailer and all-round good egg, he has connections throughout the industry and a willingness to promote roleplaying games in the UK. After discussion, he acquired the rights to Dragonmeet and the Gameforce name and will be running the event from now on. It's clear from what I have already heard from Angus that Dragonmeet 2006 will be better than 2005, and with a year's run-up, 2007 will top the lot.

Under the Gameforce name Angus has already organized games gatherings in London - you can keep up-to-date with these on the gameforce community blog here. More will follow.

ProFantasy Software will be attending and sponsoring, as will Pelgrane Press, and we'll be running the Game in Day event again.

We hope you'll attend this year. Master Mapper Ralf Schemmann will be on the ProFantasy stand, and both Pelgrane and ProFantasy will have more new products than ever before.
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