My family has a rule: only one person is allowed to be crazy at a time. During the current pandemic, we've revised that to requiring that only one person has to be sane. It's a tricky balance, but we've managed it pretty well.
My original plan was to have Ray and his family fill the roles in this comic. I've been thinking a lot lately about doing more with the characters that are on the outskirts of the convention community, and since the actual event that I'm basing this on happened while under quarantine with my parents, it would have been more accurate. I chose not to, however, because they haven't appeared in the comic enough times yet to establish that having a heated argument at the dinner table is atypical, something more easily demonstrated with three characters already established as good friends.
Rock on, guys, and never stop drawing.