About three weeks ago, debate nationals concluded and I flew home from Birmingham. I was working on my Imperial Fists one day, when I realized that I didn’t have anything pressing to worry about in real life for several weeks. Then it hit me: this is the first summer that I don’t have grad school to worry about in three years! This was officially going to be a good summer for hobby progress! My last post certainly indicated as much, with several major projects in the works. That being said, I think we all realize that it is very easy to start projects, and it is even easier to have half-completed projects collect dust on the shelf than actually finish them. But before I get to those projects (and I have made good progress!), I want to talk about something that came out of left field and was a present surprise:
At the start of the month we held the third annual Bugeater GT at Millard West High School. It was another successful year overall, raising thousands for the debate team while at the same time allowing gamers to have a great weekend. In an effort to kick start my blogging and get my posts up I wanted to share my thoughts on the tournament: what our goals were, what went well, what we could have done better, etc.
For the second year in a row, the Outlanders braved the 7 hour journey to Chicago to play in many different events at Adepticon. If you’re not familiar with Adeptcion … well I don’t know what to tell you. Despite the fact that we run a GT ourselves, Adepticon is truly the major event that the rest of our gaming universe revolves around. Our winter paint and play was timed to build up to Adepticon. The March Hare point values were matched to Adepticon’s instead of the Bugeater. All of this is for a good reason – Adepticon is an amazing experience. This year, we have several folks attend: myself, JT, Russ, Billy, Adam, Jon, Matt, and Dan S. A slightly smaller contingent but still a nice group (there were a few other Omaha groups that made the trip out).
Inspired by some other “I’m back” posts from Hulksmash and Inquisitor Dunn, I figured I should get off my butt and get my blog updated. For one, GT planning is full speed ahead now that we’re actually in 2013, and second I’ve made it a New Year’s Resolution to ensure that I take time to enjoy doing the things I want to do. I love my job teaching and coaching, but to avoid burnout and stress I need to keep my free time free … and filled with Warhammer!