I used to have this really cool job at a comic book store that was also an internet lounge, of sorts (I was the token female on staff). On light days I would sit behind the counter reading comics or watch people play World of Warcraft on the computers. The other awesome thing was the conventions. When I wasn’t behind the booth, I was running around getting my books signed or sketches from the artists. But all that was a while ago; I haven’t been back to a convention with a vendor or as a guest in years. But well, spring is around the corner and that means the beginning of the convention circuit, and I thought it would be nice to go back to one again. Arguably, all the best comic cons are south of the border, but Toronto’s no slouch either. This weekend was the Wizard World Toronto Comic Con 2010, and seeing as it was such a nice day today, my husband and I decided to go out for lunch and hit the convention on the way. It wasn’t a bad show, but I was only a fan … [Read more...] about Toronto Comic Con
Cute best friend gifts
In a conversation about the recent Starflight 3 Fig campaign – which you won’t see covered here since it’s not multiplayer, but let me throw in an OMG and a squeeee right now anyway – a guildie of mine wondered aloud whether anyone really cares about art books in these campaigns. I’m with him; art books aren’t my thing. I probably wouldn’t pay for soundtracks either since YouTube is awash in free video game music. On the other hand, I am a sucker for maps. I still have my original Ultima Online cloth map, for example, as well as my City of Heroes maps, the latter of which I used to hang on my walls because I never could freaking remember which line went where. This game doesn’t even exist formally anymore, but I still have my maps! I thought it would be a fun question to post to the team and the readers for this week’s Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time? What was the game? Is it from a … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time?
Abandon hope all ye who log in here. That is how I felt at the start of EverQuest II’s Frostfell this past Tuesday. As of stream time that night, there was still no official Daybreak mention of this much-beloved holiday, let alone an announcement of its start or any new goings on. I knew it began because I followed the in-game calendar; and even if I didn’t, the appearance of decorations and the magic closet throughout Norrath heralded it once I logged in. But the lack of exposure and apparent lack of new quests from my searching for a second year in a row bashed at my remaining EQII hopes. Last year I worried about that precedent: If Frostfell was abandoned again, if that Norrathian staple was ignored like Nights of the Dead was, what hope would we have for attention to the game going forward? Luckily, we don’t have to consider that quite yet. The event announcement did finally appear, albeit pretty late (and with inaccuracies). And within it was that desired … [Read more...] about EverQuesting: It’s a cash shop Christmas in EverQuest II’s Frostfell