Without a doubt the highlight for me was the chance to meet Paul O'Grady (of the Man Cave blog) and his son Reilly in person and gets some X-wing gaming time in with them. Paul is a fantastic fellow and his son is a most impressive young man (and, by the way, a newly minted Eagle Scout!). I was very pleased to see that parents from the southern hemisphere of our planet take the same great pride in their children that those of us from the Northern one do. More importantly, these Southern Hem parents both excel in and take great delight from embarrassing their teenage offspring in public with goofy behavior. There really are traits we all share on a universal basis. I've now got a great excuse to find my way to Australia!
The con mainly consisted of meeting and getting to know Paul and his son, playing in the Flames of War doubles tournament with Luke of Friday and then playing X-Wing, lots and lots of X-Wing but more on the in a following Fall-In'15 post.
One thing I do feel compelled to comment on is the con's venue, the Host Resort in Lancaster. I have been extremely critical of the Host in the past. While I didn't stay there this con, I did think the facilities management and food service was much improved. They place was kept clean and the staff seemed to be a lot more motivated. All-in-all they did a good job and should be recognized for the significantly improved efforts.
FOW Doubles Tournament: