G’day! I’m Dylan and I’m from Brisbane, Australia!
I wasn’t able to make it last year, so I’m super excited I get to this time. This will be my first board-gaming specific convention, although I have been to GaymerX and GXAU a couple of times. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and making some new gaming buddies!!
I do, however, have a dirty secret: I don’t like Ticket to Ride.
I do like co-op games in general, Pandemic specifically, as well as Two Rooms, Monikers, Tokaido and Mysterium. My favourite game ever is Betrayal at the House on the Hill.
Back home I run a monthly event called Cubs&Cardboard. It’s a free community event for young gay adult men in the Bear community; That is, bigger, chunkier guys, often a bit more hirsuit then the convention. I found many guys felt quite isolated by being not your conventionally attractive gay guy and by being geekier then the average Bear, so decided to give them something geeky we could do to make friends. We have 200+ members now, so I think it’s going OK?
Always happy to talk about running a gaming event, especially for niche communities and queers! Also, fun fact, my boyfriend refuses to believe that Paul just likes Bears (the animal) and will argue for hours that it’s a metaphor for bears (the gay community). I think he’s just being ornery… But maybe he’s sincere?
I look like this!!