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A particularly good day

Today has been a very good day.

I had my annual review at work, in which I got promoted[1] and a pay rise.

I got emailed a cute photo of Bethany along with a message that Bethany had insisted that I be sent this photo, which gave me a silly grin throughout the course of the day.

I got an email from a second board game publisher on the topic of when I go to the UK Board Games Expo next weekend to take Space Dogsbody[2] around publishers to see if they're interested, saying they're interested in meeting me.[3]

And then I had a jolly fun GamesEvening, in which someone who'd never played Space Dogsbody before played a game of it and was then recommending it to his friend who's not played it yet.

Overall, I'm very happy ^.^

[1]: The promotion doesn't mean I'll be doing any work different to what I've been doing the past couple of years. It's a kind of formal rank that doesn't mean anything. But it's still a target I've been working towards for the past few years.

[2]: I've been designing a board game called Space Dogsbody since January. It's been playtested extensively at GamesEvening, and people enjoyed it enough to suggest I try to get it published, so I've been working towards that.

[3]: Both games companies will only be meeting me for an informal chat - certainly nowhere near an actual contract yet; it might even be overstating it to say they're "interested" in meeting me, so much as just "agreed" to meet me. But it's still really exciting! :)

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cartesiandaemon
May. 16th, 2012 08:40 am (UTC)
Oh, cool. Congrats for all :)
alextfish
May. 16th, 2012 09:22 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
androidkiller
May. 16th, 2012 09:10 am (UTC)
Sounds awesome! Good luck with Space Dogsbody.

I miss GamesEvening :( - hopefully I'll be able to make one soon!
alextfish
May. 16th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm aware that it's usually a pretty long road to getting a game published, but at the moment it's all pretty exciting.

It'd be great to see you at GE if you can make it sometime.

And I have a feeling we still have a small bag of wooden pieces from some game you brought last time you were here and accidentally left behind? Does that sound plausible, or am I getting confused?
androidkiller
May. 17th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
In theory I'll have time in a few weeks once I've stopped running improv workshops on Tuesdays, so hopefully I'll make some then! I think you do have some wooden men of mine too, yes.
aiwendel
May. 16th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
all very exciting good news!
Congratulations! :)
alextfish
May. 16th, 2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
passage
May. 16th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

Is there a reason you haven't posted the Bethany picture?
alextfish
May. 17th, 2012 11:54 am (UTC)
Heh. Not particularly. I'll most likely include it in the next lot of photos we post on Picasa. But until then I'd have to either put it on a public site, or bother to upload it to my personal website when I'll just be putting it up on Picasa a few days later.
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