Thursday, June 30, 2011
Been a while since my last post, there is a reason for the delay. To be honest I had planned to continue posting like crazy when I realized just how far and wide this was spreading. A week later I was so busy that I haven't been able to do anything other than load games, fix pods, and pay bills since then. Trust me, I am not complaining, this was exactly what we needed to keep this place alive. We aren't out of the woods yet, but there is a little daylight between the trees now. The now not-so-recent blog flood was partly because I finally had some spare time to write. It was also partly due to the fact that we were about 2 weeks from losing the business. Things were really bad. I was working on a lot of different things that were slated to happen starting in mid-late May, but I honestly wasn't sure we would make it that far.
I have had an extremely busy few days, and I should really be asleep right now, but I know how much Tatsu dislikes late posts... So I will try to stay awake long enough to get this posted, for fear a purple Owens might knock on my door someday... of course he would do it in the middle of the day and wake me up, so I would miss even more sleep. Tatsu is just that kind of guy. He would just be chasing me around the yard telling me about all the things he dislikes.
So things were bad. I started posting and adjusted the schedule based on the feedback I was getting. I got a HUGE response. This place has been busy almost every night for a month and a half now. Things are really rolling. Party bookings have picked up to several a week now and almost every night has seen the pods full at some point, if not for the whole night!
Some of this can be blamed on the projects I was working on, we saw a huge response to the event we put together with Laughs Comedy Spot, Game Truck, and Seattle Retro gaming expo. Thanks to all of them for the help! It really did make a difference! Most of this really had nothing to do with me, it was the fact that so many of you showed up to play and got the Summer started off right. If you have been missing Roadkill's blog posts please flip through the history and catch up, the tournaments have been amazing lately.
So now we roll into July, which was actually a pretty bad month last year. Lots of people were out of town and busy with stuff tied to the 4th. I hope you will all make some time for The Airlock in July. We are almost caught up on the bills, but the slow season is right around the corner, and if we are going to survive another winter, there really needs to be some money in the bank.
Luckily there are lots of things going on this weekend to distract you from your family obligations. Friday we have a flat rate $20 pass available to members so that we can get as many as possible out here to welcome a couple of players from Denver that are coming up for a visit. Sumo and Jerdog will be arriving late evening (9pm-ish depending on flights, etc). They are big RedPlanet fans so it will be an RP heavy weekend, but we have arranged the schedule so the BT players can get their fill too!
Friday we will let them warm up, play a variety of games, have some fun. We will be loading a little BattleTech heavy before they get here, and RedPlanet heavy after they arrive.
Saturday we have the BattleTech Random Mech FFA tournament at 7pm. There is a flat rate pass available for $30 + tax to play all night, including the tournament. We have done a few of these now, and they are great fun.
Sunday we are going to open up at 5pm and have a random VTV rally at 6pm, normal tournament pricing with $30 + tax pass available. We will play until Sumo and Jerdog have to leave!
Later in the month there will be a Grand Melee that will be used to seed the Gunslingers! Stay Tuned!
I hope to see you all this weekend, I am really looking forward to this. Please know that I appreciate the support! I am very glad we get to keep playing. Please continue to spread the word. The pods are only still here because of the amazing support we get from the pilots.
As usual there is more news I need to share, but I have been up for 24 hours and need to reopen this place in less than 4. I am going to stop now and go take a shower so that Tatsu doesn't dislike me.
Crash and Burn,