We have just concluded our first full day of ImagineCon in Virginia Beach, VA. We had another great day meeting many diverse fans of Tolkien. Again we educated those that did not know of the movies, and were astounded at the knowledge that some of the attendees carried with them.

We had new neighbors at our table, EmarthnGuarth. EmarthnGuarth run a padded weapons live action roleplaying game in the Virginia Beach area. The footage they had from one of their recent events was quite interesting and entertaining. In the pictures below we have an image of one of their past events, as well as, the staff from Tidewater Dragon magazine beating themselves silly. Tidewater Dragon is a quite well done zine local to the Hampton Roads area.

Calisuri and I intended to present a panel entitled “How to create a fan based website”, but alas we had some stiff competition for the attendee’s attention. Instead we sat with two long time readers of TheOneRing.net, discussing the films and Tolkien in general. We would like to say “Hi” to Chris and Ross Graham and thank them for taking the time to hunt us down.

Later in the evening, Calisuri and Blasm attended the premiere of a documentary entitled “Millennium’s End: The Fandom Menace” while leaving me to tend our table. You can find out more information about what Calisuri and Blasm assure me was an excellent documentary at Far Away Discourse Productions.

The rest of the evening were spent preparing this report and practicing for tomorrows presentation on the movies. I wish all of you could show up tomorrow and watch Calisuri’s foray into public speaking, but I realize most of you will have to make do with a report of the fear in his eyes.

Once again the staff of ImagineCon were nothing but helpful and courteous. Thanks to them for having us be a part of this great convention. If you can, make sure you check this event out before its too late!

And the Crowd gets bigger!

Chris and Ross Graham – BigTime Ringer Fans!

EmarthnGuarth Fighting

EmarthnGuarth’s Table

TideWater Dragon folks using the EmarthnGuarth weapons