My Dad Went to GenCon and All I Got Was This Actually Pretty Darn Nice Hat

Yeah, I got dad points. 

Also, I had a nice day at GenCon. As I did last year, I came in for the day specifically, this year in order to take part in Pat Rothfuss’ charity run through True Dungeon. I regret to say I died thank you very much Pat Rothfuss, but the Pat followed me almost immediately into death and thus became my honor guard into Hell. So I got that going for me. Aside from that my day was spent seeing friends and hanging out, which was also fun. But mostly, it was about getting a hat for my kid. As it should have been.

26 thoughts on “My Dad Went to GenCon and All I Got Was This Actually Pretty Darn Nice Hat

  1. You’re a pretty good dad, Mr. Scalzi.
    I on occasion got those Hey Kids! bags of comics from the grocery store but I usually had to have a serious fever and cough.

  2. I regret to say I died thank you very much Pat Rothfuss, but the Pat followed me almost immediately into death and thus became my honor guard into Hell.

    I believe you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how this works – if you died first, you’re his honor guard.

  3. Yus. Chust keep an eye on dot hat, becauss any plan vhere chu lose your hat, is a BAD PLAN.

  4. Indeed, that is a Bretnor and Foglio worthy hat.

    Now of course, on subsequent trips, you’ll have to buy her pieces of the rest of the outfit.

    Attention sellers of this stuff: stock up your booth at Worldcon!

  5. Nice hat! I agree with Kevin Hicks; she does favor her mother.

    My kids and I had a great time at GenCon this year; I was happy to run a D&D game for them as I’ve done the past few years. Though I bought them dice, cat ears and plush dragons, not hats.

    I also was pleased to see that they had their harassment policy posted on an easel right inside the front door. As far as I could tell, it was a very cool environment.

  6. Got back from my first Gen Con trip last night. Saw you & Pat in the corridor near True Dungeon hall and wondered if you had just played. (You were in conversation, & I didn’t want to intrude, since you weren’t in Work Mode.) I also played TD for the first time – and yeah, I died. Scored my own Dad Points for the trip with a John Kovalic “Doctor CthulWho” shirt. Amazingly fun weekend.

  7. “Of COURSE his looting my body falls under the clearly posted harrassment policy! Wouldn’t you feel violated, too?”

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