avocations

Beyond my rather heavy media habits, I have other hobbies. I’m a frequent player and game master for role-playing games; past long-running campaigns have included Ars Magica, Shadowrun, and Feng Shui; I am currently preparing a Star Wars game. On holiday weekends, the science fiction conventions outweigh the gaming and anime conventions for me: I’m a regular attendee of BayCon and SiliCon.

I also enjoy anachronistic fashion and dancing; I’m most familiar with the 19th century. I worked Dickens Fair back in high school and have been a decorative extra at the Renaissance Faire from time to time.

When my schedule permits, my preferred martial art is Aikido; when I get a technique right, the practice is just as exhilarating as riding a roller coaster.