EverQuest convention article

Today’s NYT had an article (in the Circuits section) about the Everquest Fan Faire, which is some kind of festival of scariness that happened last week. I notice that they had to find someone dressed as an elf, because everyone knows elves sell newspapers. Here’s the online version.


Today. At Gen Con. I saw five elves. One had crossed eyes. I’ll look for more tomorrow.

If I turned up at a convention like that my wife would divorce me. :shock:

What if you were covering that convention?
“Honey? Where are the ears? I need to go to work!”

I actually took my wife recently. This is from last year:

Seriously though, I met Sandy Petersen today, that was a thrill.

She’s the live action version of the elf girl on the box, right?

No, no, Sandy Petersen is a guy.

He created Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu RPG.
Then went on to work on Sid Meier’s Civilization, then Doom and Quake, then moved on to Ensemble to work on Age of Empires, Age of Empires 2, and now Age of Mythology.

Oops, I should have put a smiley, sorry :)