I tried to spread the word that a game could be on across the hallway; however, with the Inquisition running past 11:30 PM, people were too distracted, busy with other things, or simply drained by the stress of the event. Although I set up with cards and such, and had individuals come by for a few minutes, we never had the necessary critical mass to have a game -- at least four would have been preferable. I suspect that if we could have got at least three of us sitting down, others would have come by, but with just me and some cards there, I couldn't attract enough attention.
So instead I slightly cleaned up the notes from the Inquisition, and after 12:30 AM, having concluded that it was too late for anything more to happen, I headed back over to post the report.
I want to make it clear that I'm not complaining at SMOFCon 25's management for the lack of a good poker-playing space. I clearly said in pre-con discussions that I do not consider an organized poker tournament to be a standard part of SMOFCon! I'm merely disappointed that what has been an informal tradition -- an informal poker game -- didn't come together this year. That's not SMOFCon's fault; it just didn't work out this time.
I've been having computer problems. My network card intermittantly doesn't want to recognize a wired or wireless connection or both; however, I did get at least one of them to work this early Sunday morning.
Soon I will return to the room and get some sleep. Fortunately, I don't have an early-morning meeting on Sunday and can thus get an extra hour's sleep.