Oh yeah here we are yet again! Another episode of total news this past week! Wayne signed up for Loot Crate and got a Transformers Crate and came with a Marty McPrime shirt, pretty cool! We also talk about whats going on with the “Destiny’s $500 Million” budget! Feel free to push that play button!
It’s a little late coming, but better late than never. We go to quite a few cons here at 2 Shots of Geek, recently having attended AWA and Eurogamer Expo. We don’t get the chance to hit every con, but we want to tell support local cons when we can. Having said that, events like San Diego Comic-Con aren’t the only things going on. There are other, very intimate conventions going on everywhere, and San Diego Comic Fest is one such event. Taking place from today, October 4, to October 6 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, it’s something you should take a look at to indulge your inner geek.
The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC) was my very first convention, and I am pretty damn glad that I started out by going to such a mindblowing convention. It certainly did not hurt that I got a press pass as well (which I rubbed in the faces of some of my friends that I saw at the convention, admittedly). Being a member of the press, I was a bit nervous; I’m not exactly used to stopping various people to take pictures of them, handing out business cards, and conducting interviews, especially with celebrities. That feeling of uneasiness quickly passed once I learned just how nice all of the guests at MTAC were. Everyone seemed excited to have their pictures taken, the cosplayers and merchants were more than willing to answer any of my questions, and even when I awkwardly handed out business cards to people they were very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in checking out 2 Shots of Geek. My only complaint is that some people seemed to be professionals at needlessly taking up space in narrow walkways, so it was a bit tough to maneuver from place to place once things got crowded, but that happens at just about any place with excited people moving all about (and school). Continue reading