Though not exactly Day of the Living Dead, there were certainly some wounded individuals shambling about the Westin come Sunday morning and early afternoon. The convention had taken its toll from the mortal husks of several thousand gaming enthusiasts, to be sure. Indeed. The energy at the Killzone tables was subdued compared to Friday’s frenzy, but that seemed the perfect pitch to round out a staggering weekend: gentle, cordial, and kind.
In sum, Sunday was a day of hellos and goodbyes. Skarvald said his farewells to the event telephonically, and secreted himself away in sunny Palatine Illinios –never making the event at all, ahem. Still, in his stead Elbrun made a cracking show of it on the day, and I greatly enjoyed talking shop and ideas for Killzone. I also got to meet Adam, the man behind the very, very cool Killzone Rosters. Tall Paul stopped with the Right and Honorable Referee Pitmann in order to have a gander at his handiwork. And Loquacious even popped round with the Dude for a quick chat -two absolutely ace individuals if I may say so.
One final note: there’s been a wonderful response for the tables (thank you, one and all, for the kind words), and Sunday was a day of “goodbyes” also for seven of that bunch. There are, however, three tables leftover in my garage. They are for sale if anyone is at all interested. Just saying.
Shorthanded as we were (looking at you, Skarvald), I wasn’t able to take as many pictures for this round, which is certainly an unintended shame. I’m certain by this point, however, that you get the idea. A highlight for me, I must say, that in order to complement the appearance of Gaunt’s Ghosts on Friday, the Last Chancers also deployed on Sunday. One good turn deserves another.
Names of Note from this round:
Most Cinematic: John Stentz
Wildest Theme: Ben Richardson
Player’s Choice: Jason Lewis
Special Operations Commander: Max Shuchard
|Ben's GK v the Last Chancers. Tremendous.|
|I'm foggy by this point. Elbrun, are these your puppies?|
|My greatest regret from the day that I didn't get a better shot of Adam's stupendously cool Sentinel conversion.|
Many, many thanks to all the folks that made this year's event so wildly successful. The players on the weekend were legendary. I think it fair to say that the Chicago faction of the Killzone experience has stumbled away from the event physically exhausted but spiritually inspired. By dusk on Sunday evening, great plans were already taking shape. Great, great plans. Just wait until next year. oh baby.