This was our first three-day event.
Friday night was a VIP party and awards show, and included several fun nerdy acts:
- Awards (7:00, 8:15, and 9:15)
- A One-Man Star Wars Show (7:30)
- Kalashnikov Clowns (8:30)
- Nerdesque Burlesque (9:30)
- Sons of Robot Monster (10:30)
Saturday and Sunday were filled with games, games, and games.
The program book shows all 100+ scheduled games.
I also preached a game-themed sermon on Sunday morning, for the Christians who were attending the event.
The categories (and winners) are:
- Nerd of the Year: Rueben Perales
- Outstanding Community Role Model: Colin Moore
- Gamemaster of the Year: Matthew French
- Most Creative Gamemaster: Mike Pfaff
There was also a nice shout-out to Volunteers of Distinction: Brandon Aten, Andrew Bates, Matthew French, Squire Greene, Rick Hudson, Hailey Kuhn, yours truly, Reuben Perales, Mike Pfaff, Andy Smith, Eric Toncray, and Steven Wu.
I ran two of my most popular games, Meep on the Borderland and Night of the Living Crunch.
In Meep on the Borderland, the Muppets embark on a fantasy adventure. Kermit stars as Hopalong Kid, leader of the Muppy Men. The rest of the usual (and semi-usual) Muppet crew are there, too.
The Cereal Killers world was created by my friend Joe Linehan. In his original adventure, he sent Cap’n Crunch, Tony the Tiger, and the others through the plot of Watchmen, to give you idea of the level of absurdity and insanity involved. I loved the idea, and between us we’ve put the poor cereal characters through the plot of Aliens, Apocalypse Now (“A Box of Trix Now”), and more.
In Night of the Living Crunch, the crew fights off zombie soggies in the far-off land of Bransylvania, Count Chocula’s homeland. I designed the character sheets to fold around miniature cereal boxes. You can download the character sheets and play your own cereal adventures.
Nerdlouvia also had an auction, a game swap table, video games, anime films, side quests, vendors like Goodman Games (Dungeon Crawl Classics), Card N All Gaming, and Red Bull (who actually offered free cans of Red Bull throughout the event). But most of all, Nerdlouvia was filled with friends, new and old.
And best of all, as a licensed non-profit, all the proceeds are donated to a local charity.
I hope to be involved next year, too.