ELU 2016 was amazing. After watching ELU2014, and seeing how much fun everyone was having, and then seeing a tabletop track get added for 2016, I knew I had to go.
While I did not do that well for my hospital, the friendships I have made are something extra special. Since then, I have seen fellow ELU tabletoppers at GenCon and BGGCON, and even hosted two of them in my house for 5 days during BGGCON, and I cannot wait to see them again in March.
I EVEN MET A UNICORN!!!
(with a Sean Rooney in the background...)
The motivation meeting the champions gave me the energy to not only exceed my goal, but, more than triple it this year.
Not only that, after spending time with the champion from my home state of Louisiana, I found out he had also done Extra Life and he had raised $450, and was said he was short of a silver medal, so, I gave him mine. (Which inspired another Extra Lifer to give his medal to his state's champion!)
So, my flights are booked, my entrance registered, my hotel booked, and my shuttle service requested. I will see you there in March (and if you haven't heard, Thursday, March 23, 2017 is my birthday, so, we will party with the kids, I'll bring a cake - now I have to find a cake in Orlando...)