As usual the weather in BC was totally perfect this summer. For July and August we stayed with and generally mooched off our awesome families (although I did try to do some cooking). We went snorkeling in the almost-don’t-need-a-wetsuit ocean around Nanaimo, toured local farms and wineries in Cowichan Bay and Saltspring Island, and searched for frogs at Ammonite Falls. I worked hard to finish Rebuild 2 which is now in sponsor bidding.
Labor Day weekend found us once again in Seattle for PAX which was nearly overrun with indies this year, many of them our friends. We spent the usual nights drinking and playing board games with our friends from San Francisco and Vancouver. We stayed to help pack up, affording us a behind-the-scenes peek at the incredible ballet that is the expo hall tear down.
We stayed a couple extra days and went to a Mariner’s game with our cousins Pete and Leah, which was my first baseball game. We had incredible seats – the first two rows right behind the LA Angels, who lost even though Pete says they were the better team. It was the most fun I’ve ever had at any sporting event.
Our plan was to stay in BC until the end of Septebmer but Colin heard quite suddenly that he’d been accepted to present his new game at Sense of Wonder Night at the Tokyo Game Show. Unfortunately we had to miss OrcaJam and IndieCADE this year but we squeezed in Beerfest with Colin’s parents where the theme was decidedly British style cask ales.
Then it was off to catch our 3am Air China flight to Japan…