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[HOSTS: Ash, Matt, and Scott] PAX East 2014 is upon us, and what better way to get stoked than with a visit from your friendly Indie MEGABOOTH Overlord, Kelly Wallick ! We welcome her back to the show to catch up, and preview the 100+ games that will be at this years’ convention. The guys also talk a little Kindle FireTV, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Game of Thrones. In our NAQOTW, you tell us about friends you’ve met and made through conventions. Let’s get to it!
We’re pleased as punch to welcome to the show, Alix Wilton Regan, voice actress for Samantha Traynor in ME3. We talk with Alix about her path to acting, giving 110%, Traynor, and meeting fans at conventions. It’s a fun one, and we think you’ll really enjoy this one! After the interview, Ash and Scott return to handle the news and look forward to the future with next-gen systems.
Yes, I’m fully aware that this article is woefully late, but we’ve been BUSY. The weekend prior to this year’s PAX East I had the opportunity to check out one of Florida’s biggest conventions, the Orlando MegaCon. The number of cosplayers at MegaCon has increased exponentially over the years, and I have to say that this year’s show had more costumes than ever before. Even if you’re not a cosplayer yourself, you have to admire all the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into building some of the costumes you’ll see below. Here is quick look at some of the costumes of MegaCon 2013.
What day is it? I’m not even sure right now. My brain and body are officially fried in a wonderful way that only information overload could accomplish. I’ve seen a lot of talks, met a lot of people, and even gotten a look at a game or two. I’ll have to do a full write up later but for now I’m going to offer you, in no particular order, the talks I attended that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Yesterday I attended the second full day session of the Game Design Workshop. My brain is currently overfull in a wonderful way. While many of my fellow attendees are nursing their very real hangovers, I’m holding down an intellectual one.
The gang gets into karaoke in the QOTW. We talk SWCVI, PAX Prime, tech business, Avengers 2, and Capcom’s Remember me. We review ME3’s Firefight DLC, Nexus 7, Orcs Must Die 2, Risen 2, Darksiders 2, and Bourne Legacy. Special thanks this week to Mark Dago for the Star Wars inspired track Knightfall, available at markdago.bandcamp.com
Orlando FL is the theme park capital of the United States and we’re just starting to get a ton of incredible conventions in our humble city as well. Due perhaps to the success of Disney’s Hollywood studios, Orlando is lucky enough to once again be the home of the biggest Star Wars convention in the entire galaxy, Star Wars Celebration VI. Here are some of the panel highlights for the big con taking place between August 23 – August 26th 2012. It should also be noted that we’ll be doing our best to provide coverage of the event, and are really keeping our fingers crossed that there will be a lot of Twi’Leks with nice lekkus.
We love conventions, but sadly we can’t attend them all. Last year, we were lucky enough to have our friend and contributor Stumpynat head to Seattle in order to cover (and enjoy)the first annual GeekGirlCon. This year we’re happy to say that she’ll be helping us out yet again. If you didn’t get a chance to check out Nat’s coverage of the event, you can do so HERE. If you’re curious what GGC is all about, here is some information straight from the source.
If you’re a “con carnie” like me, you’ve definitely seen Crystal Graziano’s amazing cosplay in action. Whether she’s dressed as Mourningstar for the game Firefall or sporting kick-ass female Commander Shepard armor, she rocks the cosplay scene as an absolute pro. Enjoy my recent chat with the very stunning costume extraordinaire, Crystal Graziano, as we talk costumes and brand ambassadorship.
Last year we wrote up a guide for Comic-Con goers that featured some tips and hints designed to help folks have the best time possible. We’re super nice like that. Well, this year we’re expanding our list to include some more secrets that we’ve learned in our many years of attendance. It’s pretty special show and we want you to have the best time possible. Many many nerds died sweat to bring you this information. In years past I’ve traveled with folks that have gotten bloody from extreme chafing… true story. We call that the “Sizzle Crotch.”
Since none of us won the mega lottery, we’re back! We talk about fan-made Wing Commander, KickStarter, Harry Potter, New comic-based TV cartoons, SEGA’s woes, and the new Superman. We take a look at Angry Birds in Space, (now with gravitational pull), and give early impressions of Kid Icarus uprising for the 3DS. Finally, we look ahead to convention season and talk about your most anticipated releases this year. Special thanks to Jimmy Hinson (aka Big Giant Circles) for rejoin music from the album Legacy, featuring unused material originally intended for Mass Effect 2. Awesome!