Thanks to all the fans who came to #CosmicCon! We enjoyed the great Cosmic games, showing off the #CosmicEncounter archives and teaching new players. Kudos to Bryan Bornmueller, Fantasy Flight Games Consumer Business Manager for the wonderful set up, the round the clock attention, the great gaming, and the sound design advice!
It was a pleasure meeting all the fans in person: Cosmic Dominion designers Bill Martinson, Jack Reda and Jefferson Krogh along with his wife, Dawn Olson and CosmicCon Alien Design contest winner Robin Raianiemi (DEMON). Alien Designers Shane Brewer (HOST) and Warren Denning (ENGINEER) were there. And a special thank you to Steve Staton who trekked up from Texas with his AV equipment and graciously shot more than a hour of video of the Future Pastimes guys. Our Skype guests Richard Garfield and David Brin were special treats. Both Richard and David are great Cosmic Encounter fans.
Designer Kevin Wilson, who is the talent behind Fantasy Flight’s Cosmic Encounter, treated us to his game playing prowess and his design expertise, well into the wee hours.
Raven Zachary, lent his presences as a player, designer, and true friend of Cosmic. We can’t express our gratitude enough for the help he’s given to us over the last few months.
And a special alien HUZZAH to Tom Vasel who streamed CosmicCon video to his Dice Tower channel and went toe to toe with the best Cosmic players in the world.
On Saturday, Artist Felicia Cano Skyped in and chatted with fans. We set her (on THE iPAD) next to the two amazing posters that she sent to us at the con featuring all of her (almost 80) Cosmic aliens!
We were happy to Skype out to fan designers at home from the Con: Lila Boutin (BRIDE), Tess Boutin WHIRLIGIG), Rob Burns (DIPLOMAT), Chris Oliveira (GREENHORN) and Phil Fleischmann (JOKER).
Lastly thanks to Chris Peterson, FFG CEO, who has enabled his great staff to create a Cosmic Encounter renaissance, beyond our wildest dreams. We look ahead to a continuing fruitful relationship, with FFG and with the fans of Cosmic Encounter.
~ Peter Olotka, Bill Eberle, Greg Olotka