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07-16-2017, 01:34 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 16, 2017: LibertyCon Report (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2017-07-16)

http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2017/DDqkdvDXUAEJz22Thumb.jpg (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2017/DDqkdvDXUAEJz22.jpg)Chattanooga is a great city, and I always have a good time at LibertyCon. This one, number XXX, was no exception. I ran demos of three unpublished games and they all went well. I also played Ogre (http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/) and Munchkin (http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/game/) - I won my Ogre games but got beaten like a drum at Munchkin. So it goes.

And I had dinner with Jason "PK" Levine, who lives nearby, and we ate great sushi and schemed about upcoming GURPS (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/) releases.

But I don't pay my own way to LC just to do business and demo games. I also get to socialize, meet other pros, and generally have more "fan" experience than I normally get at a convention. I attended the Baen Books dinner, rekindled some old acquaintances, and met some new people. I got to see a lot of programming, including Dr. Stephanie Osborn's entertaining and scary report on the New Madrid fault system (midcontinent and just as ominous as San Andreas – look it up). I toured the parties. And I got to spend some time chatting with two of my favorite authors, David Weber and John Ringo (who was Literary GoH).

The charity auction is always a highlight of LC. This year two Munchkin (http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/game/) card appearances went for $800 each, benefitting the Hatcher Foundation, which fights childhood cancer.

If a fun Chattanooga event sounds like your cup of tea, watch their site at libertycon.org (http://libertycon.org). The date and location for the 2018 event are not set, but when they are, it's likely to sell out even faster than this one did.

Steve Jackson (sj@sjgames.com)

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