So, uh, there was a tornado in Maryland? Two days ago? Yeah tornadoes don't happen here in Maryland. But neither do earthquakes. And one of those happened here 2 weeks ago. So this tornado took out our power on Sunday and we have been scrambling to set up operations in homes less affected by the storm. Pepco got our power back on today, but Comcast still hasn't fixed the internet. This post is being typed from my boyfriend's house. Gordon (my boyfriend, our own personal lint roller specialist, and part of our usual convention staff) luckily lives in one of the tiny areas that was unaffected (electricity-wise) by the storm.
Let us reflect, also, on Katsucon. A week prior Maryland received the merry gift of four feet of snow from mother nature. We also lost power then, just when we needed it most for luma and pillow sewing. Are we cursed? Doomed to forever experience natural disaster just before conventions? Yup. These calamities are definitely occurring merely to affect our business. Doesn't have anything to do with climate change or just plain luck.