Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cyclopeatron Moving to NY

The blog's been quiet because there's been a lot of real life action going on for me. As some of you know I'm a professor at a certain research university in Irvine, CA (i.e. the southern stretches of the Los Angeles megasprawl). It turns out I've been offered a somewhat more attractive position at a certain research university in Ithaca, NY. It looks like I'm moving to New York this summer. I've spent most of my life in Southern California and I'll miss all my pals that are still sticking around the L.A. area and haven't yet moved to Portland or whatever, but I have to admit there's a lot I won't miss about L.A.

With the move the summer I'll be unusually busy so the blog posting will continue to be sporadic at best until I get settled in the northern marches. In the meantime if any of you know of old school-style roleplayers in the Ithaca area please email me through this blog and let me know! You can scan my blog to see what flavor of gaming I like.

See you all again in the Fall.

Like, later socal...





Mordor, my old home...

I shall adopt this frozen waste as my new homeland. Care you to game with me?




21 comments:

  1. Great move (except for the weather) ... I'm a Cornell alum with fond memories of Ithaca.

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  2. Cool! I live in Norwich, about an hour away. Could be some gaming will come to pass at some point, that would be cool. Not much in the way of conventions in this area though. SimCon at the University of Rochester in March, Arcon in Oswego in April. And I've never been to either one...

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    1. Don't forget OSRCon in Toronto, coming (again) this August! http://www.osrcon.ca/

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  3. Very cool! Lots of good gaming around NY, though I'm less familiar with upstate. Check out NerdNYC and New York Red Box for some NYC resources, you may be able to find some upstaters from there.

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  4. It was great to get to meet you. Good luck in your endeavors! (ps remember to give Butch a beer every now and then).

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  5. Do we start the Odysseus jokes now, or do we wait?

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  6. well hell! This is pretty damned cool - Ithaca isn't exactly next door to NYC but it sure is a lot closer than SoCal is. We're working on getting the housing situation nailed down, but we should be in NYC before the end of summer. Congratulations on the offer and good luck with your move! Hope to see you at one of the Cons out there (at the least) after we all get settled.

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  7. you need to contact robert dushay at http://rdushay.home.mindspring.com/Museum/Index.html

    he is a PhD at university of Syracuse, a gamer and good guy
    I made his acquaintance thru aNe several years ago

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  8. I live a good deal north of you in Oswego county, but I go to Cornell frequently for SCA stuff.

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  9. Good news for me, I'm only a couple hours west of your new digs, in the Rochester area!

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  10. Congratulations on the new post Cyc!

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  11. As the bumper sticker says, "Ithaca is gorges."

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    1. It really is! Deer run rampant and there's more waterfalls than you can count. :)

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  12. Ah good! It sounds like there are some cool gamers around central NY. Maybe we can talk about putting together an IthaCON for 2013...?

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  13. My family did a camping/caving/convention trip last summer to Schnectady, the highlights being playing in Daniel Boggs' OD&D game at Council of Five Nations and going into an underground waterfall at Secret Cavern. Let's make it an annual get-together field trip!

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  14. My family did a camping/caving/convention trip last summer to Schnectady

    Sounds great! Schenectady is about 3 hours from Ithaca. We could conceivably even pull it off this year...?! I'll get in touch with you when we get settled in to see if you're still up for this.

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  15. I'll be in Paris for the next 2 years, but if you're still around after that, my regular home is an hour outside Ithaca and I could get there for regular gaming.
    What's your subject?

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  16. "Mordor"

    lol

    It's funny because it's true.

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  17. Great news! I live not too far from Syracuse, and I can easily say that Upstate NY has a considerable number of gamers. Might I suggest Providence Hobbies in Ithaca (http://www.providencehobbies.com/) as a good spot to meet some local gamer-folks.

    IthaCON sounds like a GREAT idea!

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  18. Congrats on the move, but sorry pal, we're gonna butt heads on this one. I'm an L.A. boy (born and raised in Long Beach, L.A. County) so it's my Rivendell. Ya just got it turned around, that's all.

    Now if I can just figure out a way to get out of friggin. Oklahoma...

    -SJ

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