Monday, September 24, 2012

Flames Rising - AfterEarth Interview

An interview with the creator of a Kickstarter that leaves almost everything up for the backers to decide.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

AV Club - TeslaCon

One of the things I love about Wisconsin? It is home to so many geek things. TeslaCon is the premiere steampunk convention in the country and it happens in Madison.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Old School Con Report - Geek Kon 2012

High light: Talking with Michael Stackpole and giving him my card.

Low light: The lack of Sarah and Sharon.

Best experience: Playing board games with a table full of good friends.

Worst experience: Getting the evil eye from the wedding the double booked the same weekend. Mazeltov!

Best bargain (had to buy it, no freebies): $20 is still a great deal for the show. It's a great day trip con from Milwaukee.

Best Freebie: There are no additional fees at the show.

Most welcome surprise: We filled the room for our Dating For Nerds panel.

Most unwelcome surprise: Half of our panel showed up late due to the storms.

Best costume: Pete Radke came as Mugatu and got stopped for pictures constantly.

Best costume try: Seems like an easy costume - suit+hair product= 10th Doctor.

Most amusing costume: Someone was driving a Dalek.

Coolest booth and why: Flames Rising. Always good to see Matt and Monica.

Strangest moment:The moment when one of the audience members took over our panel with detailed knowledge of dating websites.

Favorite item available in the Exhibit Hall: Anime buttons.

Stuff bought:
Extra passes

Stuff got for free:
Vampire Dark Ages books

Stuff that was wanted that was unavailable:
Samurai Champloo soundtrack
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

Things to buy after Geek Kon:
TeslaCon tickets.

Best Quote:
"Nobody else would think of doing Mugatu".

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

AV Club - Grand Avenue Pop Up Stores

As much as I make fun of it, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Grand Avenue. I really hope this program works.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kickstarter - The Coriolis Defect

After dipping my toe in the pool a few times, I'm jumping into a Kickstarter as a creator from the beginning. The Coriolis Defect is an indie-influenced RPG in the mold of media like Groundhog Day, Quantum Leap or Sliders. If you have gamed with me, take a moment and consider backing this. I promise I will sign it and/or run it for you if you do! If you aren't someone who plays RPGs, consider just a $1/5 contribution to support my career as a guy who gets paid to write pretty.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

AV Club - Major League

It's hard to tell if this movie is as beloved in the rest of the world as it is here in Milwaukee. Major League was made here, and "Juuuust a bit outside" is a common movie quote in sports bars.