Been a while since I wrote one of these. Here’s what I did for fun this past weekend.
- Attended an afternoon scifi mini-convention at the Tech Museum, organised by my dear old Tolkien Society buddy and gaming group regular Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf. I heard good talks by journalist Jörgen Städje, scifi scholar Dr. Jerry Määttä, and gaming giants cum fantasy novelists Erik Granström and Anders Blixt. And I gave a talk of my own on the prevalence of time-travel evidence in the archaeological record.
- Played Settlers of Catan and Qwirkle. I rarely get Settlers to the table because unlike me, most hardcore gamers played it to death years ago. I played it once back in the 90s and found it too austere and unthematic, but my taste has changed. Juniorette won this time and was very pleased.
- Had tea with old friends and dim sum with wife & daughter before taking in Junior’s school’s Christmas concert in the Franz Berwald Concert Hall. The youngsters sang really well and it was a joy to see how seriously they took the event.
What about you, Dear Reader? What did you do for fun this weekend?