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This past weekend was the Horrorfind convention, or keeping the tradition, Dorkfest 2005.

For the n00bs, Horrorfind is, well, a Horror convention consisting of vendors, authors, movie stars and seminars and book readings from the horror genre.

But, while the stars and the readings and the shit to buy is cool, Dorkfest has evolved into a reason to get together with friends and spend all weekend not only making fun of the geeks at the conventions, but each other as well–and this year was no exception.

Since there were going to be quite a few of us drinking, I went up to the hotel early and arranged to have two patio rooms right next to each other, so we would have two patios to drink on. For me, I hate drinking in a hotel room. It feels like I’m in highschool. But if you throw down on a patio, there is an air of adulthood with that. Don’t ask me why.

Anyway, one of our concerns was if there were going to be a bunch of drinking in view, losers would come up and invite themselves to our party. We needed to keep out the rifraf from just wandering up. I hate people by nature, and I hate drunk people I don’t know trying to hang out with me even more. So a solution had to be found. And it was.

Ron noticed there were some poles on the side of the pool area (think of the type of poles that you put a velvet rope on) and suggested we put them around the patio to keep out the drunkards. So, once night hit, we snagged the poles and placed them around the patio. And we one step further, we added a sign.

“Private party for HorrorTalk guests only.”

Handwritten and all.

I guess it must have worked because nobody bothered us all weekend. Wait. Scratch that. We were approached once.

On Thursday night, about 12ish, this guy came up to our blockage (but did not cross it, he had to respect the sign). “Excuse me guys, sorry to bother you, but would you guys mind if we splashed around in the pool?”

We kind of looked at each other in disbelief. “No problem, go ahead.”

Yeah.

It’s all about the sign.

  • Anonymous

    Had a great time being able to talk to you one on one Steve. Thanks again for being the cool guy that you are. 🙂

    Travis

  • Are you sure you are posting on the right blog? I don’t this Steve is nearly that cool of a guy.

    I keed.

    It is finally nice to have experienced an event in person that became a blog post on here. lol. It’s almost like an honor. 😉

  • Ace

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  • Ace

    Cosigned. Even though I’ve probably been involved in a couple of these mishaps, it’s always nice to be at something that makes the Mother of All HT Blogs.

    Oops. Sent that comment midsentence. Consider this one the official comment.

  • Weird. Everyone who reads this blog was THERE, so what the hell are you posting it for? 🙂

    And for the record: With how fuckin’ hot it was, I prefer inside hotel rooms. Humidity blows.

  • Sounds like the h8r is jealous he wasn’t invited.

    lol

  • Travis, glad we got things squashed. Keep going down the road you are on and it will all be good.

    fnord and ace, you make me blush. I heart you both

  • Anonymous

    Onebyone here just appreciating the power of the sign.

  • Sweet. 🙂