Will people be around if I book it to show up early Friday morning? I've not been to Anaheim before (I've been to San Diego) so I don't really have a good concept of where things are in relation to each other, particularly the amtrak station and the property.
Also, I'm toying with the idea of bringing along an Army of Darkness tabletop rping rulebook (or Call of Cthulhu...or All Flesh Must Be Eaten). Would anyone have an interest in getting a tabletop game going at some point during the event with any of the above? I have everything needed to play so you won't need anything except maybe some pens and paper. Please let me know via pm if you're interested and which one of these you'd rather I brought.
For a quick breakdown, Army of Darkness plays like an interactive movie (either the original movie or a custom scenario) that allows 1-2 people to play 'Chosen Ones' like Ash (or you could be Ash if you wanted), 2-4 people play as Heroes (basically Lord Arthur or Duke Henry), and 2-4 people as Primitive Screwheads (basically low tier characters). Each tier serves a purpose in the game. AoD uses limited dice roles and supports special moves (chainsaw slurree) and Drama Points to liven things up. Drama points basically allow you to interrupt certain catastrophic events (at the leisure of the game master) like your death, giving yourself a couple dice rolls worth of hitpoints to simulate a second wind or 'it's only a flesh wound' type situation (and a lot of other circumstances provided you can justify it). Likewise, you earn Drama points for witty one-liners, critical successes that result in deadites being blasted to guts, and so on. It's the most relaxed and the shortest of the 3.
All Flesh Must Be Eaten is a Zombie Infection scenario using the same basic ruleset of Army of Darkness except that it eschews Drama points in favor of a more robust dice rolling system (a little closer to D&D). The setting can be anything from post-apocalypse with mutants to space stations in the future and allows for seat-of-the-pants gaming much like Army of Darkness.
Edit: Ken is interested in playing this.
Call of Cthulhu is one of the more cerebral tabletop games on the market and while it supports combat roles it is designed primarily for exploration and puzzle solving (much like an adventure game). The game routinely pits you against Lovecraftian horrors that aren't going to die from a couple of bullets so instead your characters will study arcane rites and learn the weaknesses of your enemies while fighting to keep your sanity. Sanity is the most important part of the game as it determines your character's ongoing behavior and you can go batshit insane in the game if you stare into the abyss one too many times.
Anyway, this is just a thought so don't feel like you have to participate, it just sounded like it could be something fun to do. If I get 3-4 pms interested I'll bring along the materials.