December 7th, 2006

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Playing Catch-Up

Hello world! Thought I'd throw up a quick update as it's 1AM and I'm obviously not in the mood for sleeping tonight (grumbles).

Had a good Cubicle 7 meeting with Dominic this evening where we discussed Dragonmeet from a Cubicle 7 Publishing aspect (we had a good show with three quarters of the new SLA Industries book 'Cannibal Sector One' that we took to the show selling at the show - the rest of our Dragonmeet print run have now gone up for sale at Leisure Games with the full print run due to hit the distribution chain in January, hopefully worldwide! - we also sold several SLA Industries T-Shirts and Victoriana Bundles as well as a selection of other books). We also chatted about various other aspects of printing, conventions and the business in general. I also showed Dominic a card game that we are in discussions about which he liked as well as talking about release dates for some of our non-SLA/Victoriana projects that are in the works. Plus a couple of licenses that need chasing up now that Dragonmeet won't be requiring all of my time for another few months!

So all-in-all the rush of Dragonmeet is over to be replaced with the rush of the rest of Cubicle 7!!!

Day job wise, Leisure Games has been extremely busy the last couple of weeks with most of the staff pulling late evenings several times. It's largely down to the Christmas rush in the mail order department but we've also had a few big releases recently (most notably Battlelore by Days of Wonder which we had 'a lot' of preorders to sort through). I don't think LG will be slowing down until close to Christmas Day itself which is good on one hand but will keep my time limited and me knackered on the other hand.

On the non-smoking front I'm currently finishing day 3 without any relapses so far. I've only had cravings once since I decided to stop and that was Tuesday afternoon as I was really tired and work was really busy and I just wanted a few minutes break. I resisted though which was good. I was in a bit of an irritable mood today at work which could be down to giving up smoking but then again I had a really troubled nights sleep last night, overslept (didn't wake up until 11.30 this morning!) and was busy/behind at work all day. Felt a lot better this evening though so i don't know what the cause was.

Tomorrow (Thursday) Rosie is driving down to see me after work. She won't be getting here until about 10ish but is staying here until Sunday. The only real plans we have so far is a cinema trip on Saturday (to see Holiday) and the Gary Numan concert on Saturday night. B-Movie is a possibility but as both of us are currently giving up smoking putting us somehwere that will be plying us with alcohol and have otehrs smoking around us might not be the best idea right now. It'll be hard enough at the Numan gig on Saturday!!!

Anyway, that's that for now. Hello to my new readers who have subscribed to me over the last week! (Waves!) Welcome aboard and hope you don't get too fed up with my inane mutterings! Hello also to everyone else (Waves again!) Hope t catch up with everyone sooner or later!

Night night, Angus x
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Cubicle 7 Road Show 2007

Well, as it seems that sleep is not my friend this evening I've decided to abandon it for a while longer and seek some of my gaming friends thoughts.

Cubicle 7 is looking at hitting the road this year and attending more conventions. Both to trade at and also, if we can get the helpers, to run games of our products (most notably SLA Industries and Victoriana).

The Conventions I'm currently looking at are as follows:

January 26/28 - Warpcon (Cork, Ireland) (probably only in a networking/PR capacity due to drivers maternity leave:p)
March 18/22 - Game Expo,(Las Vegas, USA)  (probably only in a networking/PR capacity)
March 24/25 - Conpulsion (Edinburgh)
April 13/15 - Battlemasters (Leicester) - Not sure, anyone tell me anything about this one?
April 21 - SALUTE - C7 won't be trading at this one next year but it's a bloody excellent convention so thought I'd mention it :p
April 23/26 - GAMA Trade Show (Las Vegas, USA) - On the Studio 2 stand
May 25/27 - GenCon France (Paris, France) - maybe. Looking into it.
June 2/3 - UK Games Expo (Birmingham) - seriously considering this one. Need more info.
June 23/24 - Game 07 (Manchester) - again, thinking about this one.
August 16/19 - GenCon Indy (Indianapolis, USA)
August 30 - September 02 - GenCon UK (Reading)
December 01 - Dragonmeet (London)

The ones in bold are the one's we're either 100% or close to 100% intending on attending.

So, any I've missed that I 'have to' be at? Any comments on any I've listed (positive or negative). Give me feedback guys and gals!
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Ming vs Flash

"Where are you Flash? We need you!!!"

Yep, we've just had more freakish weather here in London, only a few miles away from me!

We had a massive downpour this morning which left a good few inches on the roads (and seeping through the fornt of our shop) but luckily that seems to have all dried up now. Bloody big thunder storm for a bit too.

Gotta love the world.
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(Play) A Pleasing Terror

I had a gentleman approach me at Dragonmeet when I was hanging around the enterance desk wanting to know if he could hand out some flyers. Being a bit dubious about people handing out flyers I checked to see what they were and they turned out to be for a small stage show called 'A Pleasing Terror' which is based upon two ghost stories from MR James who died over 70 years ago. The man (whose name I can't remember although he emailed me at my work account) was wondering if they'd appeal to anyone at the show who might like HP Lovecraft.

Well, he'd obviously done a bit of homework about the show and I'm keen on helping plays so I let him in.

I thought I'd also plug the show here as it's taking place at the New End Theatre in Hampstead between 16th December - 6th January.

It sounds like it could be quite fun.

Does anybody fancy seeing if we can organise a theatre trip to see it?