I started at the convention center at 9:30 trying to figure out how I was going to get in in time to be at the Ennies booth by 10:00, where I was supposed to be volunteering. I ultimately learned that I was just supposed to head in with the mass of humanity (an impressive quantity) when the doors opened at 10:00 and just get there a couple of minutes later. No big deal.
So, I had half an hour to kill. I went up to the Sagamore Ballroom where D&D 4e events are held and asked about volunteering to run a session of the D&D Game Day tomorrow. It turns out that they actually have lots of extra DMs, so they didn’t need me. Thus, I’ll probably get to play with my generic ticket. Awesome!
My time at the Ennies booth went by quickly. I was volunteering with an EN World denizen known as Blindrage; an Indianapolis local who does this every year. I got to meet Funk BGR and Piratecat, two other EN Worlders, in person. Yay! Piratecat made the astute observation that though I am OnlineDM, I was not, in fact, online when I was speaking to him. The universe did not explode, thankfully.
After my shift in the booth (watching some awesome costumes go by the whole time), I stopped by the Ookoodook booth to pick up my copy of Snips, Snails and Dragon Tales, the long-delayed new Order of the Stick book. Yay!
I then met up with Ryan et al for lunch at BW3. Mmm, wings!
Next up: Wandering the vendor hall for 90 minutes, followed by True Dungeon!