Memorial Day weekend has, for about the last decade, been a big deal in my life because it's the weekend that Balticon, the science fiction & fantasy literature convention is held in Hunt Valley (just north of Baltimore). It's a great con with multiple tracks of programing, great guests, and friends that I only get to see once a year.
This year was no different, except that in addition to the usual literature, art, and science programing that I usually attend, I also spent a little bit of time attending new media panels. One thing I didn't get to do was make it to the game room. The programing was so good that I didn't have enough free time!!
Now why do you care?
For one thing, there will be an upcoming contest! For another I may host an interview or two in addition to the reviews of the books I picked up at or because of the con. Beyond that, I have some new maps that I drew up, and a few other surprises in the pipeline.
On top of all that, I have downloaded the DnD Next playtest rules, and I'm starting to read through them. I'll have some thoughts on them soon... but so far, it seems promising...