My day-trip to Origins was my first outing to a convention or game fair since the 1980's (the last time Origins was in Baltimore, I believe that was). All in all quite a fun day. It was the first time I can recall being in a place where you could overhear terms like "sonic screwdriver" and "bag of holding" in casual conversation. Very cool.
Since I've been spending like a drunken sailor on minis and terrain lately for my WWII project, I held myself to a spending limit and, in addition to a few small WWII games I picked up, I only bought a couple of T&T solo modules – "A Sworded Adventure" and "A Traveler's Tale" – both of which I'm very much looking forward to playing.
However, the BEST part of day was that Ken St. Andre was actually there at the stand when I bought them, so I got to meet him, and he kindly autographed the modules for me. I've read on other blogs how friendly Ken St. Andre is, and I have to say that it really is true. Everyone I met at Origins was friendly, but Ken was tops. Meeting him was the highlight of my day at Origins, and I was very excited to get the chance just to make some gaming small-talk with him for a few minutes and shake his hand.