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So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

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I was OK all last week except the high blood pressure from work issues that kept hitting me. Usually tried to limit actual hand shaking and do fist bumps when I could...and I too have my pocket hand sanitizer that I use more often than I probably should.

 

The amount of guys I would see in the restroom go from taking care of business to the door...made me shudder a bit.  I was pretty sure none of them I knew or had the pleasure of shaking hands with during the con so maybe just gamers rushing to get back like the poker players do at the casino.  Eeeeewww.

 

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7 minutes ago, hungerfan said:

The amount of guys I would see in the restroom go from taking care of business to the door...made me shudder a bit.  I was pretty sure none of them I knew or had the pleasure of shaking hands with during the con so maybe just gamers rushing to get back like the poker players do at the casino.  Eeeeewww

Yea. This. I saw a few people rush out of the restroom after doing a number 2 and I'm like wtf? I didn't even have time to shout wash your hands as they beelined out the door. I was only able to stop a kid who washed his hands. =/

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8 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

I buy Model Railroader mags and books to keep up on things in case someday an empty basement manifests itself.  

 

With regard to con crud, this year Guin and I had an anti-crud protocol of frequent hand sanitizer.  Everytime we touched another person or object, sanitizer.  We tried to be discreet, but we caught no bugs.  

 

I recommend everybody do this and carry a mini bottle of sanitizer with them at all times.  It's not rude to sanitize after shaking hands, it's looking out for each other against the crud!  

 

 

I had a bottle in the carry-all under the seat of my speed-racer, and another in the room.

Between pro-active measures and a venue that hasn't had time enough to work up it's own micro-biology yet I think most of us got off lightly this year.

One of my criteria for our shopping for a new house in the Carson City area is how big a garage/shop building does it come with?

I have plans, for a representation of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad that need a lot of modeling real estate.  Somehow those wide open sagebrush landscapes need more room to spread out than modeling an area where scenic tricks can be used to hide inconveniently close other scents.

GEM

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Coughing raises my alarms more than bowel movements. We don't poop on our hands, but we do cough on hands and arms. 

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8 hours ago, Jeepnewbie said:

I’m hoping I’ll be available to make the trip next year. As long as it is after June. I’ll be overseas before that. 

 

I watched some of the videos of ReaperCon and holy crap there were a lot of people at the awards. 

Since there were circa 500 entries from around 200 people it made for a big program.

GEM

5 hours ago, Highlander said:

I might go this way next year.f2c333f0d6b2958086fe459746201050.jpg.9f6fdc0a3a3ccaa6d654bda340c14040.jpg

Extra points for "wearing a costume".

GEM

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Purell was my friend this year, as it is every year. I can report that I didn't get sick after the Con but I did get an acute case of food poisoning Wednesday night. Fortunately, drinking Pepto like water on Thursday cleared that right up even though I still felt like crap for the rest of the show.

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On 9/7/2018 at 5:45 PM, Dragoneye said:

Lol! Ive been taking pics of things that catch my eye... I must look like a nut.. hold on I gotta take a picture of this rock!

I've gone to flooring and landscaping stores with a camera specifically to take pictures for use as texture fills and reference photos. 

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Hmm, still Con Crud free after my second RCon. Either I'm immune of I'm the Typhoid Mary of conventions.

 

Fatigue on the other hand... But that I blame on the vengeful airline gods.

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On 9/9/2018 at 5:24 PM, Cyradis said:

Coughing raises my alarms more than bowel movements. We don't poop on our hands, but we do cough on hands and arms. 

 

That is, if you only care about getting respiratory infections. 

 

I myself prefer to avoid fecal oral transmission of GI bugs as well.

 

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No con crud here!!

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Well, Im at least ahead of where I was last year with 51 weeks to go.  I have unpacked my suitcase and put my paints back in the rack.  that counts as starting to get ready for next year in my book.  

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57 minutes ago, LordDave said:

Well, Im at least ahead of where I was last year with 51 weeks to go.  I have unpacked my suitcase and put my paints back in the rack.  that counts as starting to get ready for next year in my book.  

 

I think so.  I'm not even that far yet, since technically I'm still not home from the con.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, LordDave said:

Well, Im at least ahead of where I was last year with 51 weeks to go.  I have unpacked my suitcase and put my paints back in the rack.  that counts as starting to get ready for next year in my book.  

 

So when you wanna do paint day? Lol!

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