Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Other Haselton

This blog has been dubbed Home Sweet Haselton, something I developed to chronicle our adventures as newlyweds, keep in touch with family, and perhaps contribute something interesting to the world wide web. And it's pretty obvious I, Erin, do most of the blogging.

In addition to my Sunday Confessions, I think it is high time to introduce a new series, highlighting time with Scott, whose adventures we know less about. I am still working on a clever name, but in the meantime, we shall discuss the latest experience this week, as best I can as an outsider:

For those may be unfamiliar, this convention attracts gamers from around the world, put on by Blizzard Entertainment at the Anaheim Convention Center, where gamers unite to preview new games, meet their heroes, and have Q&A sessions with designers.

Before I go any further, let me make a few needed points. My husband is an exception to the average attendee at these conventions. Much like Star Wars conventions, it is a gathering of people with a similar interest whose excitement intensifies among their peers. Scott, Harrison, Andrew, and others I know who have gone, enjoy the games as a hobby, not a lifestyle.

That being said, I believe (though I haven't done much fact finding here short of a few FaceBook photos I saw uploaded yesterday) that thousands of people flood the convention center to be there. The closest I came to an experience like this was waiting for a World of Warcraft game to come out with Scott at a Fry's a few years ago. The game was realeased at midnight, and we stood in a line hundreds of people long, in the cold, in the middle of January (or at least that's how I remember it.) Granted, I did a similar thing a few weeks ago, though am realizing I am fairly old for this business now. I haven't heard Scott's recap from the first day, though he was only there a few hours after work. Today he will be heading back to absorb more Blizzard's games and perhaps eventually add to his collection when new games are released.

Tomorrow, Scott will travel to the land of gracious living that is Del Mar and bet on ponies with his parents and brother. I hope we can do this together someday, because let's be honest. A fancy dress and a fabulous hat-I am there!


Mrs. ummmmmm......Brownell said...

Thank you including my husband on the "part-time nerd" list! Sometimes I worry that he has carried over to the other side....I am glad to hear, that as an outsider, it still appears that he is only a hobby player! :)

Twinkle Toes said...

i had to laugh out loud at your need to clarify scott as not being a gaming's okay, we all know the truth ;)