Four Two One Rule


Quantum Muse Books just had a very successful convention at PortConMaine.

For us a successful convention is one where they don’t throw us out and try to beat us up in the parking lot with boffer swords. PortConeMaine actually liked us. The staff was amazing. We presented a couple of panels, and even sold a fair number of books. We look forward to attending the 2018 convention.

We are old hands at conventions and have the basic survival skills necessary for such events. One of the most important rules of thumb is the Four Two One Rule. What does it mean? When attending a convention people sometimes get too excited and carried away. Some forget to take care of basic needs.

Here’s what the rule stands for: make sure to get at least four hours of sleep, eat at least two meals a day, and for the love of all that’s holy, take at least one shower a day.

Consequences of ignoring the rule range from serious body funk to being hauled away in an ambulance. We have seen people keel over at other conventions. Let’s face it, for many it’s one of the few times in their lives when they are surrounded by their people, those who seriously get their geek on. Keep the Four Two One Rule in mine and you’ll most likely survive.

PortConMaine was much better than most about watching out for people. They made sure everyone kept hydrated. That’s no small thing when costumed in eight layers of clothes while wearing forty pounds of high density foam armor and carrying a five foot mega sword.

Stay tuned to hear about our next convention appearance.

-Raymond M. Coulombe

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  1. I am now a believer of the fabled “unicon”: an allegedly mythical convention where the staff is nice, the con goers are nice and it’s well run with decent sales.

    Dreams can come true!

  2. New are are going to expect to be treated like human beings at our next convention and will be unprepared for the rigors of Con life.

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