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Nervousness and Neuroticism

This entry was posted on Jul 20 2011

So, Anthony and I are going to Alabama next week for the 2011 PlayOnCon.

As excited as I am, I’m a bit nervous. What if no one shows up to our workshop? What if everyone shows up to our workshop? What if I start stammering, which I do more often than I care to admit? What if we bomb the thing? What if the people who show up don’t want to make a game or are so intimidated by it that we have to lead them by the nose, which is no fun for anyone? What if I puke? What if I drink too much the night before and and oversleep? What if Anthony and/or Barbara have to bail on me at the last second?

These are the things I worry about.

The crazy part is, these are the things I am supposed to worry about. It is my job to think of issues and contingencies for them. I know Anthony does this as well, but I consider it my responsibility to plan for them.

The other crazy part is, I love planning for them. I really enjoy thinking of crazy scenarios and how to get through them.

And, finally, as worried as I am, I am truly excited about doing this convention and getting things done at Cliché, and doing this convention is not only going to be a blast, but it is part of getting things done at Cliché.

So, I’m pumped.

Hopefully I won’t puke.

About jkempf


James Kempf, CEO of Cliché Studio, has made two games for Mercury Retrograde Press, learned from managing the comics at Criminal Records that John Stewart is the best Green Lantern, and once happily played a 12 ft. dwarf in Rifts.