AVL Scarefest

Only One Week! Ahhhh!

There's a mantra many of us have begun chanting relentlessly these past few days: It's going to be fine. It's going to be fine. It's going to be fine. We say it while fighting off the Paperwork Monsters, while tripping over Baby Miniature Dire Goats, while chainsmoking catnip in the bathroom accompanied by potent brews (that's mostly just Minion #7, but we all live vicariously). Anyway, in the midst of it all, we realized there were a few important things you needed to know, so here you go...
  • We have one meal ticket and one t-shirt (size 2XL) that folks need to re-sell. Please contact us directly if you'd like either one.
  • If you have not gotten your pre-con info packet, you can download it here. Please read it...that way we all win (it has a map, with parking marked, for example).
  • Check In and Registration: If you are staying in the Winsborough or Glen Rock Apartment, your keys will be with your registration packet at the Gaming Hall. You can swing by and pick them up starting at noon. If you are staying in Assembly Inn, your keys will be at the front desk there. Check in at Assembly technically begins at 3PM, but they will let you in earlier if the room is clear (they will also hold your bags behind the desk, if you like). Registration at Freeland Hall opens at noon. First games start at 1:30.
  • We will be printing schedules on Wednesday. So any changes you make to your gaming schedule after that will not be reflected on the personal schedule on the back of your badge.
  • If you didn't get a meal ticket, be aware that there will be a food truck available from which you can buy meals with cash on Saturday lunch and dinner, (as long as supplies last) but otherwise you'll need to plan ahead. There are refrigerators and a microwave in the Winsborough, and a full kitchen in Glen Rock Apartment.

Minion Corner...surrender has its limits.

Welcome to our ongoing section, Minion Corner, where we Minions get to tell you a little about our lives and what goes on outside the spotlight (Minion #22 has been taking a psychology course and says it will be "cathartic").

Obviously, we have very little time to write at the moment, but Minion #22 insists that we can't skip a session, so we will try to sum up. The Clown is still here. And as we have found with all horrors...you eventually get used to it. It's taken over the kitchen, and actually it's a pretty good cook. It's sort of nice to eat something that you didn't take out of a plastic bag, even it it is all flourescently coloured.

Meanwhile, Minion #6 has discovered a strange new development. We realized, very shortly after their arrival, that the Baby Miniature Dire Goats would need to go outside (believe me, it was an unavoidable realization, as we tend to go about the compound barefoot). As Minions, we are generally opposed to Outside. Minion #6 drew the short straw, and has been ushering our little trip out for a gambol several times a day. While at first uncomfortable with the occasional clown sighting through the trees and the massive amount of sky, soon they were reporting on the joys of the outside world (amazing resolution and apparently the air sometimes tickles, just like the Tiny Turtles, but all over). Yesterday, however, as the goats were bouncing along, Minion #6 heard a series of strange noises coming from the ground beneath their feet. Dropping to their knees and putting their head close to the earth, they could hear the unmistakable sounds of tiny screams. Exploring further...they found this. We have no idea what this is, but the forest floor around the compound seems to be full of them.

Does anyone know what this is? Are we supposed to take care of it? Is it in a larval state that will grow into something monstrous, or will it remain in it's current form? Please send help.
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