This is brilliant news and means I will be able to go to WorldCon, and Dublin is a brilliant city, so its going to be an amazing event. Myself, Lindsay and Megan are all planning on going, just looking at the costs at the moment and it does mean no Eastercon that year and the UK Games Expo will be reduced to a day trip, but it will be worth it.
WorldCon 77 will run from August 15th to 19th 2019 at the Convention Centre Dublin, a brilliant venue, and the Guests of Honour are Bill and Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Steve Jackson.
If you love sci-fi and fantasy I encourage you to attend, going to a WorldCon is something I think all fans should do at least once in their lives, and this one looks to be an amazing one.
Interestingly EuroCon is the very next weekend in Belfast, so I am looking at doing that as well, although Megan isn’t sure she can handle it, so I would likely be on my own for that one.
What I am Modelling
Had a slow week of painting, my hand tremors were quite bad, so I only managed to finish off a squad of Space Marine Primaris Intercessors for my Blood Ravens.
I am quite happy with the new technique I am using as it has cut out a few steps and looks just as good.
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These took me a while to paint, the hand tremors have been bad this week. But here is a squad of Blood Ravens Primaris Space Marine Intercessors from the Dark Imperium set. I am quite happy with the new colour scheme I am using on these, works a treat and is much simpler yet just as effective as my old scheme. #PaintingGamesWorkshop #PrimarisSpaceMarines #PrimarisSpaceMarine #BloodRaven #BloodRavens #DarkImperium #FullyPaintedIsForClosers #PaintingWarhammer #PaintingWarhammer40k #SpaceMarine #SpaceMarines
Anyway, right now my Primaris Marines have a Captain in Gravis Armour, a Lieutenant and this Intercessor Squad.
I did do some building this week, I built a Chaplain on foot, a Repulsor and a Redemptor Dreadnought for the Blood Ravens.
This evening I started painting some Inceptors for the Blood Ravens from the Dark Imperium set, I have painted on the main colour of the armour and given it a wash
What I am Reading
I finished Deathfire and am now listening to Sons of the Forge, and I am finding it easier to follow it as an audiobook as opposed to it being in text, and unlike when I read it, I am actually enjoying it.
What I am Playing
On Tuesday I played Arran in a game of 40k, he was playing his Salamanders, and he brought a very powerful list with a couple of Sicarans, a Typhon and a Fire Raptor, it was a ever so slightly illegal list but I am not bothered by that personally.
It was a very fun game, we used the Open War cards and pulled the Comet with the Dead of Night twist, and it was a rather fun game, the objective arriving in a random location in the middle of the game is quite interesting.
I lost, but I did a lot of damage to his army, my weakness was being too conservative with pushing my forces forward, also didn’t help that I took 9 wounds off my Deredeo myself by rolling 9 1s when firing the Ectoplasm Battery!
I also played a game of 7 Wonders Duel with Lindsay on Sunday and I actually won, she made a poor decision in the first age, which allowed me to pull ahead on reources which eventually translated into a crushing victory!
What I am Backing
Founders of Gloomhaven ended this week and hit all its stretch goals, I shall look forward to getting that early next year.
Ogrezine is still funding and it’s looking like it’s going to be a decent magazine. I really need to get Ogre our to play a bit more often.
This week the two expansion decks for Paranoia arrived, Mutant Explosion and More [Redacted] Societies, looking through the decks there are a lot more options for the game now and they will add a lot of fun to an already fun system.
Also this week Pretending to Grownup arrived, and that has some very nice artwork in it. It was a really cool project as the designer got a lot of well know web comic artists on board to design cards for it, all of which are really nice.
What I am Cooking
This week I cooked Sloppy Joes, an American classic, which is basically a mince dish served in bread buns.
The recipe I used for this was influenced by my love of BBQ flavour, so I added BBQ and Tabasco to the sauce.
It was something I could prepare in advance and then heat up and add the cheese to later on, although I should have picked a better cheese, perhaps Monterey Jack.
Anyway it was served with chips and the girls rather enjoyed it, they gave it an 8/10.
To celebrate Dublin winning the right to host WorldCon77, on Sunday I cooked a coodle!
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To celebrate Dublin winning the right to host WorldCon77, I today cooked a coodle! Been a long time since I made this and I lost my usual recipe so this one used one I got from the internet, on reflection there was too much bacon, not enough potatoes and it could have done with pearl barley, oh and I didn’t have parsley so I used mixed herbs. Also ham stock is delicious! So I will be making this again and making a few improvements, probably adding in a carrot so @lynzybee and @magickmogwai don’t complain about the veg content! Oh and of course I will have to make soda bread last time instead of sourdough. #WorldCon #WorldCon77 #Dublin #Dublin2019 #Dublin19 #Coodle #CordonNeckbeard #DublinCoodle #Ireland #Irish #IrishFood #IrishFoodPorn
Been a long time since I made this and I lost my usual recipe so this one used one I got from the internet, on reflection there was too much bacon, not enough potatoes and it could have done with pearl barley, oh and I didn’t have parsley so I used mixed herbs. Also ham stock is delicious!
So I will be making this again and making a few improvements, probably adding in a carrot so Lindsay and Megan don’t complain about the veg content!
Next week I am doing a Tex-Mex chilli in the slow cooker.
What I am Spending
Trying not to spend any money, but I had a £10 voucher for eBay that was expiring so I used that to get a Deathwatch Chaplain as well, both are going to join my Blood Ravens.
I also had to pay the Royal Mail ransom money for Pretending to Grown Up, something I hate doing. I have no issues paying customs charges, but the £8 processing fee is exorbitant.
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: 4
In My Ears: Linger by the Cranberries
Game Last Played: 7 Wonders Duel
Book Last Read: Paranoia – Guide To Alpha Complex
Movie/TV Show Last Viewed: Rick and Morty
Current State of Projects: Inceptors base coats on and washed