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Three! Three Weeks to Scarefest! Ah! Ah! Ah!

We averted a near-disaster this week when Minion #6 discovered the Yeti training the Baby Miniature Dire Goats to count. While this probably doesn't sound alarming to you, try to imagine the sound of 23 tiny hooves tapping in unison. Over and over. At 3AM. Now imagine the reaction of a drudgery of Number-Crunching Faeries (that's what you call a group of more than 3 of them) who get it into their heads that they're about to be replaced by a trip of baby oversized goats. We barely averted a slaughter. And the Yeti learned a valuable lesson. We hope. In any event, here are a few things we thought you should know this week...
  • The deadline to order t-shirts is midnight on 10/3. That's next Tuesday. If you want one but haven't ordered yet, you can take care of that here.
  • We've managed to procure some additional lodging. After the Winsborough sold out, we had some very disappointed people. So we managed to snag a few more rooms in the Glen Rock Apartment (a bit farther away than the Winsborough, but still on the conference center grounds). If you're still looking for lodging, you can reserve your room here.
  • You can also camp. If a solid roof over your head is not your style (or if you just really want to tempt the horror-movie dieties), you can reserve a tent camping space on the conference center grounds. Information and the reservation system are over here. As of this writing, there were four campsites still available for the weekend.
We have continued to slowly add games to the Warhorn schedule over the last couple of weeks, so make sure to check in occasionally to see what's new. Also, we have a small number of open tables remaining, so if you or someone you know would like to GM, get in touch ASAP!
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Minion Corner...it hurts less if you don't fight it.

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").
If you are interested in more insight into the life of a Minion, you may enjoy A Minion's Tale, the third part of which can be found here.

It has come in steps, stages, and waves, but it has come, nevertheless. A slow realization that this is the new normal: leering clowns, horrifyingly squeaking balloons, and unnerving carnival music. And a happy vampire.

That last is probably the most difficult to accept, to be honest, but acceptance has come to us all. Some of us even wave to the clowns from a safe distance as we go about our duties, and Hilda brought back popcorn for everyone the other night. It was an unusually kind gesture, and in turn we offered to stand in Minion Stacks if she needed to hang any decorations from high places. She seemed very grateful, and we're sure Minion #4 will recover quickly.

Only our nightmares remind us that this is not what we signed up for, is not normal. But since the Yeti has now started trying to train the Baby Miniature Dire Goats to walk on their hind feet while balancing things on their noses...we don't get much sleep, anyway.
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