March 6th, 2004

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Comics Quantities

Since cellio inquired, and I got curious, I decided to take stock as I was moving comics over to the new storage unit (mostly but not entirely done).

I have 45 boxes of post-1990 comics in storage, plus 36 boxes of pre-1990 comics in the attic, making a total of 81 longboxes. Figuring an average of around 300 comics per box (a number that I read somewhere, sometime, as the usual average; I don't know if it's accurate), that makes a bit shy of 25 thousand comics. That sounds about right.

That's just standard-sized comics. I also have a dozen or so half-boxes of magazines, which probably adds another thousand or two, but the normal comics make up the bulk of the collection...
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Who Killed the Con Chair?

Having just been reminded by alexx_kay of some of the other games I've run at Intercon, I've edited my Ten Year Meme accordingly. I am reminded that, if anyone wants to see just how silly I can get when I'm really pressed, take a read through the home page for Who Killed the Con Chair?, the "con game" that I wrote in a couple of weeks flat for Intercon the Thirteenth...

(Edit: It occurs to me that, in the interests of truth in advertising, I should point out that many of the ideas in this game came from vortexofchaos. He and I spent several very long BS sessions coming up with the concepts, and I then coalesced it together...)