One of my favorite photos in the bunch, at least of those that center on me as a subject, is this one:
I like this shot for several reasons:
- It was taken moments before OSRCon ended on Saturday, so it was literally the last shot taken of me while I was there.
- It depicts me wearing my LotFP shirt and holding a copy of Vornheim I just won -- so I'm sporting quite visible old-school credentials here.
- As I said, I won that copy of Vornheim in a post-session raffle, but it so happens that I already bought a copy of the book back in May. So rather than cling onto two copies, I asked around amongst some of my compatriots to see who wanted it or would get use out of it. It turns out that Theo (depicted below) was quite interested in Vornheim, so I simply gave him my newly won copy. Theo attempted to offer me money or trade for it, but I figured, hey, this was a total freebie for me, why not share the wealth with a gamer who will surely get use out of the product? So I insisted that he accept the spare copy of Vornheim as an OSRCon gift.
- Soon thereafter, as everyone was gathering up their stuff to leave the building for the last time that weekend, Theo came up to me and gave me a set of dice that he had used in my Friday morning Labyrinth Lord game. I had been admiring his dice earlier in the Con, and at the end, as a kind of karmic trade-off for giving him the Vornheim book, he gifted me that set of dice, which I subsequently photographed back at my hotel room:
And that is my favorite OSRCon story, a real illustration of the comradely spirit that characterized the whole event for me. Moral of the tale? Theo rocks, and so does OSRCon!