It’s been a busy weekend for us at Imaginary Wars, what with the Battle for Zendikar pre-release events and with us attending the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this last weekend!
Thanks to my being at the Expo all weekend, I’ve got no pictures of the Battle for Zendikar events the store ran both days this past weekend. And thanks to honestly working the Expo all weekend (which means, basically, being chained to the store’s booth for pretty much every waking moment the vendor’s area was open, I also have no pictures of all the cool things that went on at the Edmonton Expo. The best I can manage is the almost brush with celebrity I had: Jonathan Noble walked by our booth and stopped for a few seconds—just long enough for me to snap a quick picture.
I’ll confess my only knowledge of Jonathan Noble’s CV is that he was in the Lord of the Rings films, in the role of Denethor, the Steward of Gondor.
For those who were never good at keeping track of the myriad characters in the film, he was the one that made the young Hobbit, Pippin, sing while Denethor dined. The scene was made more memorable by cutting between the Steward’s son’s doomed attack on the orc-held ruins of Osgiliath and the throne room where he dined obliviously (some might say with a hint of madness).
For me personally, it was a very busy weekend: juggling working the Expo booth, visiting family and trying to reconnect with old friends—I didn’t even notice that I completely forgot to bring any reading material with me! It’s a bigger deal than it sounds, considering the backlog of reading that I need to tackle!
…but THAT is fodder for another blog post. As it stands right now, I need to get ready to play in the Flames of War tournament (mid-War Madness) being put on by the Calgary REGIMENT this weekend. I had hoped that my Canadians-in-Italy army was going to be ready for the club’s annual tournament this time around, but alas, it was not be—but that too is fodder for another blog post!