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Eggbert! You know, the Easter Bunny? That’s his name, right? At least it was in our house. Who else is named Eggbert? It’s really a perfect name for an egg-toting, house-breaking-into, giant rabbit. What choice did he have? He had to become the Easter Bunny. Trix, on the other hand, must be a nickname. It’s way too pat to happen to be called Trix and then wind up a hyper-active, cereal-stealing, sugar addicted, lop-eared rabbit. He was probably called something like Floppy or Fuzzy but after the 87th bowl of cereal he hid from a little kid his friends probably thought it was funny to call him Trix. Who cares if they spelled it wrong? They’re bunnies! Give them a break. And then there’s Foo Foo; that ill-mannered, pugnacious rabbit with a penchant for bopping field mice on their heads and a brazen disregard for witches. Foo Foo seems like it’s probably his real name. I mean, it’s not a tough-guy name. Wouldn’t he be nicknamed something like “Bopper” or “Spike” or “A**hole?” Let’s face it, cute as he may be, he kind of is an a**hole.

So what was I talking about? Oh right. Bunnies. But that’s not what I meant to say. What I wanted to tell you was that if you weren’t busy this weekend either hiding eggs or looking for them, come on down to Norwescon.

But why? My you ask a lot of questions. Because Eggbert wants you too! It will be fun! Meet authors and artists and your friendly neighborhood gaming professionals and oh yeah! ME! I’ll be there too! I have the distinct pleasure of sitting on two panels: Famous Rabbits (just kidding…)

Women in Gaming this Friday
Women in Gaming 4:00 p.m. Cascade 8
Our all-female panel of gaming professionals discusses the growing presence / awareness of women playing and designing games, and what that means for the future of the Gaming Industry.
Julie Haehn, Shelly Mazzanoble, Donna “Danicia” Prior, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jennifer Brozek

Gaming in the Mainstream on Sunday
Gaming in the Mainstream Noon Cascade 6
In the early days, if you said you were a gamer, people immediately thought, “devil worshipper” or “computer nerd”. These days, games are becoming more integral to mainstream literature, TV, and culture. How did this happen? Come join the discussion with our panelists about why gaming isn’t just for geeks anymore…
Julie Haehn, Jeff Combos, Shelly Mazzanoble, Teeuwyn Woodruff, Mike Selinker

Look at the esteemed company I’ll be sitting with! Hopefully they’ll do all the talking.

Norwescon is held at the SeaTac Doubletree. There certainly seems like there is something for everyone so be sure to support your local convention and hop to it! Sorry. Eggbert made me do it. Check out the schedule of events here.

Hoppy Easter! Stop it, Eggbert! That’s not bunny! I mean, funny! Grrr…

Shelly Mazzanoble

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