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 Comments 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. Hoo’d chu hav to fight fur dot hat? Nize hat like dot not fur sale to chust enybody.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. The important omission from that story is that once you and Pat died, the clever, charming, and ridiculously handsome rogue got to loot the bodies!

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