I got back from our trip to Nottingham a few days ago and have been trying to catch up with things and get over my jet lag. Time spent at Games Workshop HQ is never wasted and we had a very productive week of discussions and meetings. Can’t say anything about our topics, so you’ll have to use your imagination. Suffice to say there’s plenty of coolness to come.
The trip’s timing was impeccable. The Subhumans (UK), one of my favorite punk bands of all time, happened to be playing in Nottingham last Tuesday night. The venue, Junction 7, was literally five blocks from my hotel. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that! Rob and Nicole bagged out due to jet lag, so I went off myself and had a grand time. Nik and I had seen the Subhumans in Seattle a couple of years back, but Junction 7 was maybe a quarter the size of that club. Seeing a band is a dark and dingy club with 100 other punks is really the way to do it. They played a nice selection of stuff, from the earliest EPs to the latest CDs. The new songs were topical and catchy and you just can’t argue with classics like Subvert City, Rats, Apathy, and Religious Wars. GW flying me to England to see the Subhumans trumps WotC sending me to Atlanta to see the Misfits (who were playing at DragonCon years ago). Big ups to toy soldiers!
I now have a slight breather until next week, when we leave for GenCon SoCal in lovely Anaheim. Can’t be too sedate, you see. Wouldn’t be seemly.