Friday, July 15, 2005

First (official) Day

Lots of stuff at the con ... first a few pics. Some are a little dark, but hey ... it's a camera phone.


Market Street is buzzing


Randy Green and David Wohl


Heading to lunch by the marina


King Kong by Weta Workshop


"I am your father ..." (yes, it's sideways ... sue me)


Kelly Yates enjoying the food at Hooters


Randy enjoying the other Hooters attractions


Now that we have that out of the way, here's a rundown of events. Spent most of the Preview Night last night setting things up for the rest of the show. Randy, Kelly, and I hit Hooters for dinner and got all set for today. Today, we hit the show and I kicked into high gear. Probably the biggest thing today was the lengthy interview with Paul Jenkins. Damned good interview, and something I think you'll all get a kick out of next week. I have a bunch of video game related goodies to add to the infamous "swag bag". Everything from t-shirts to action figures to soundtracks to autographed demo discs and more ... and there's a lot more to come.

I picked up a few goodies for myself as well. I bought the complete Red vs. Blue DVD collection. Damned funny stuff. Also, I picked up a sketchbook from Josh Howard (Dead @ 17). I'll probably get a sketch from him tomorrow. Also, I bought one of Clive Barker's new plush toys. That's right, I said Clive Barker has a new line of plush toys. The characters, part of a liner Barker developed called "Jump Tribe" are unique creatues ... each packed with a small hardcover book explaining the characters' stories.

Another interesting project I saw is a program called "Comic Book Creator for Video Games). The software allows gamers to take screen captures from various PC games and format them into a comic book layout, complete with word balloons, effects, etc. The finished products can then be saved into PDF format and sent to all your friends. VERY cool so far. I'm looking forward to seeing more as the product gets closer to release. Check it out for yourself at Planetwide Games. The company was also nice enough to give me a copy of its latest MMO, RYL: Path of the Emperor.

There's a lot more going on than I can touch on right now, but I need to get started on some regular writing too. I'll update more later.

3 comments:

JAYCEprime2791 said...

Keep us informed, Dave! Plus, get us some Star Wars and WildStorm stuff, too! ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you're having a Great Blast. Let there be light, in pictures that is. How big is that swag bag? Software coming out to make own comic sounds GREAT.

KOI

Jenn said...

The pictures are great and the comic book creator sounds wicked. Looking forward to hearing more about how things are going. :)