|England, York, &|
the White Rose
Blast-off in Bradford
|The expanding Hive|
- Meeting another 40K fan who used to frequent the Bolter and Chainsword, and who vaguely remembered seeing my grinning greenie somewhere online (small world, eh?).
- Seeing a couple of guys playing Hive, a fascinating looking 2-player tile-laying game which has rocketed to the top flight of my ‘must have’ list.
- Catching up with a fellow blogger whose site- Musings of a bisexual geek, I had previously stumbled across under its old title of ‘Vicky’s Journey Through Pop Culture’ (world still shrinking!)
- Meeting the multi-talented Amy Letts, whose work includes the Epic Fail webcomic.
‘In town with a big wallet on his hip’; AKA. the swag
I made my ritual obeisances with the filthy lucre, naturally enough. My rewards that day from the mighty money-suckers were a copy of White Dwarf #392 and a set of the Warhammer 40,000 Munitorum Battlefield Objectives.
The city itself?
|The dark heart of|
Crash-landing in York
|The centre of modern York & its coat of arms|
The geek’s tour
|An old school|
|Airfix’s German Reconnaissance Set|
|Njal Stormcaller, Runepriest|
|Looking down from|
the Wheel of York
|Meridia: a hero for our times|
The geeking tourist
|Authentic medieval map|
And, as if all that wasn’t already enough, then there’s WFRP.
|The dawn of|
Moreover- and perhaps more importantly, all of these places will have been hugely influenced by subsequent history, the Industrial Revolution above all. So I don’t think it’s at all fanciful to suggest that this dual character of the local geography was significant in the germination of one of the Warhammer Old World’s unique features and abiding achievements: namely the way in which its medieval society is poised on the verge of a ‘renaissance’, ie. of that quintessential post-medieval gateway into the pre-industrial world.
So York, yeah. Visit York. You won’t be disappointed! ;)
- My geeking summer #2: True North