The Crap You Should Buy This Week: 3/8/09-3/14/09

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week? You know you wait with baited breath for…

The Pault KeeperTrying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week? You know you wait with baited breath for your Tuesday Best Buy visit and your Wednesday comic shop visit! Well, here’s a list of the good stuff coming out this week – don’t waste your money on anything else!

Well…instead of seeing Watchmen for the fifth time, hit your local comic shop or your Best Buy for the goodies coming out this week!

Have a seat and let The Pault Keeper help you figure out…

The Crap You Should Buy

Your Morning Head: Fear The Con 2 – 1st Day Recap, pt 1

Sweet fancy Moses, I’m tired this morning!  Fortunately, coffee and little chocolate donuts have swept in for the rescue! Yesterday…

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Mikel Matthews (right) paints a dark nightmare world in his SLOT 1 Don't Rest Your Head RPG where guilt and sin are made flesh...

Sweet fancy Moses, I’m tired this morning!  Fortunately, coffee and little chocolate donuts have swept in for the rescue! Yesterday was an unrelenting day of gaming goodness here in the greater Saint Louis area.  Games started at 11:30 AM and pounded on for twelve hours.

The con’s being held at Memorial Hall in Saint Charles, the same venue as last year.  The difference is that we’ve got more space in 2009.  At the first Fear the Con, we had just the upstairs portion of the hall.  Now we have the basement and the upstairs area.  It’s a ton of space.  And we’re using it!

Your Morning Head: FtC2’s World Wide Wing Night

I had a terrific time at last night’s World Wide Wing Night, Fear The Con’s pre-con social event.  Here’s how…

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FtB Host, Dan Repperger, works the room at FtC2's World Wide Wing Night.

I had a terrific time at last night’s World Wide Wing Night, Fear The Con’s pre-con social event.  Here’s how it works.  Gamers.  Wings.  Beer. Cigars.

Brilliant combination.

A lot of us gamer types are not the most sociable people in the world despite the fact that we are engaged in a hobby that’s all about talking to one another.  One of the guys at  Wing Night clarified that you can tell which of us geeks are extroverts.  They look at your shoes when they’re talking instead of their own.  Wing Night, then, is a terrific opportunity to get everybody talking and familiar with one another.  I believe it was key to last year’s successful con and if last night was any indication, FtC2 is gonna rock it hard.

The Crap You Should Buy This Week: 2/22/2009-2/28/09

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for…

The Pault KeeperTrying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for your Tuesday Best Buy visit and your Wednesday comic shop visit!  Well, here’s a list of the good stuff coming out this week – don’t waste your money on anything else!

Well…put down your special edition Street Fighter IV controller, there’s plenty of good stuff coming out this week!

Have a seat and let The Pault Keeper help you figure out…

The Crap You Should Buy

Your Morning Head: Meet Your Geek

Remember when you were a kid and it was easy to meet other geeks? Jamie and I have known each…

"This is my chum Lars Bitely and I am Dread Magus.  You should know, I seldom miss at this range."
"This is my chum, Lars Bitely and I'm Dread Magus. You should know, I seldom miss at this range."

Remember when you were a kid and it was easy to meet other geeks?

Jamie and I have known each other since grade school.  For awhile, I knew him simply as the kid who was always late for the bus.  One day, though, we were seated at the same table.  We were each drawing.  I was working on some giant starship fight scene involving the U.S.S. Enterprise and a war group of three Klingon D-7s.  As I illustrated phaser-fire lancing out from the Constitution Class Federation Cruiser shearing the nacelle from the lead Klingon ship, I verbalized the imagined explosion.

Jamie looked up from his skecth, “You make sound effects when you draw, too?”

And we’ve been friends ever since.

The Crap You Should Buy: 2/15/09-2/21/09

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for…

The Pault KeeperTrying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for your Tuesday Best Buy visit and your Wednesday comic shop visit!  Well, here’s a list of the good stuff coming out this week – don’t waste your money on anything else!

Well…since we’re all broke from buying two video games last week (both of which are EXCELLENT), thank goodness we’ve got a bit of a slower week this week.

Have a seat and let The Pault Keeper help you figure out…

The Crap You Should Buy