Friday, July 13, 2012
Wil Wheaton thinks I'm cool. OK, He thought something I said was cool. Let me explain. Every year for the past 17 years I have attended and worked at the Polaris convention in Toronto. Originally called Toronto Trek its a fan run sci-fi and and fantasy con that attracts guests and attendees from all over. I work in the auditorium where the guests appear on stage to talk to the audience. I was working backstage when I met him. I thanked him for his Tabletop web show. On stage his enthusiasm for gaming was infectious and I felt part of an exclusive club. His talk reestablished my enthusiasm for gaming. I knew I had to say something to him for that. But it had to be a quick comment as he was sure to be pressed for time and I didn't want to hold him up. After a few moments of thought I had it. As he was leaving I turned to him and said "you give me pride in my passions". He made the oh that's cool face and said "You have to pay that forward and pass it to the next generation to carry the flag of gaming." "Will do I said". My gaming urge has been restored.