Wizard World Convention Day 2 Part 2

Day two was so intense that we simply had to split the article into two pieces. It would take to long to load the images alone. Let’s continue where we left off shall we?

Gaming and comics come from the same geeky DNA strand. Where you find a pile of comics, you will also find gamers. They need to be fed just like any hungry person without a meaningful relationship (this being a joke of course).

This enthusiastic person went dressed as Sonic. I have to tell you, I have nothing but respect for people who wear these heavy costumes. It must be so warm in there! Non the less the fastest hedgehog in the world posed for a few photos, then picked up his belly and limped on thought the sea of people.

Going through the crowd, I spot a familiar helmet! Masterchief! I walk towards him with speedy stride and ask him the one thing I could ever think of asking the Master Chief. “Why wont you die?!”. As the helmet is removed and I see the face of my long time nemesis I get one single responds to my question, “Because I am to awesome to die”. Kidding aside, after the helmet has been removed we find a Halo enthusiast willing to talk about the one game I cannot stand. We talked about Bungie, about Master chief and the upcoming remake of the first one. How the 3rd installment of the series was to short and also if Halo could stand as a single player. We both agree that as a single player, it wouldn’t be able to hold it’s own. It’s the community it accumulated over the years that has made this game, hard to get rid of. So woe is me, I’ll have to live with this helmet for a while longer.

After this awkward encounter(but weirdly enjoyable), I continue to see what interesting vendors I can find. Being a very old gamer, I spot something that I haven’t seen in almost 20 years.

Secret of Mana, the original Snes release, very worn but there it was. Along with it, Zelda, Lufia, Final fantasy 3! This was a feast for my very tired and dry eyes.

So many of these are so familiar to me from my childhood. I zoned out as I often do and was brought back to the days of running from my house to a friends house. Knocking on their door and then spend the rest of my day with them, looking while her older brother finishes another game.

I know it is very cheesy to say this, but they do not make games like this anymore. Part of the interaction I think has been lost to us. It is rare today that a game would be considered great. Then again, we do release more games and at times make them easier so people won’t get to frustrated and quit.

Speaking of enthusiasm. Here is me with an companion cube. That table got quickly filled up with young unmarried ladies going “awwwww”. My advice to them, “get the cube, it wont make you do it’s laundry”.

I never thought that I would be standing next to younger woman and giving them relationship advice. The irony.

Being married there was no room for a cube in my life. I thanked the vendor for letting me pose with it. It brought me much joy. Maybe once my husband decides to go belly up on me, I will have room for a companion cube. Till that day, I’ll just enjoy being married to my best friend.

I think this article needs some costumes don’t you think? I will add some costumes for you to look at, because some were just brilliant to say the least!

A lot of talented fans put in many hours into making their costumes and as such should have some recognition.


Now that you’ve been exposed to some awesome costumes. I will conclude this article and continue with day 3 tomorrow. I hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve released so far. There are much more awesomeness to come.

Stay tuned!

Written for http://www.gamertagradio.com

On the road again

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Day one of wizard world Chicago. We got up early and made sure everything was packed and ready to go. I am currently playing little big planet on my psp. Kim is driving ofcourse. Our first stop before Chicago is madison Wisconsin. We have some Swedish friends there that we would like to visit. They became parents not long ago. I am a sucker for babies. I will keep this blog updated as well as I can. More detailed writing  of comic con will be posted during evening time when we are in the hotel. Stay tuned 🙂

Little big planet inspired doll

I am a big fan of little big planet. It isn’t the design your “own” levels aspect that I enjoy most. What I do enjoy, is the artwork. The use of everyday things to create a game that is simplistic, yet beautiful.

I celebration to that, I’ve created a doll that will reflect some of the little big planet spirit!

 

It will premier on Cartoon Doll Emporium soon. I think you will enjoy the originality of it. What I did is that I used every day things to create clothing, hair and other items. I’ve been very inspired of doing these type of artwork lately (just look at my profile image)

Mind you that little big planet isn’t for people who are serious gamers. It is what I would consider, a  casual game. A great casual game non the less. When you play 4 friends in hope to finish a level, it gets cluttered and hard to everyone to keep up at times.  With the right group of friends, you’ll be able to at least have a few laughs. There is nothing more fun then smacking a team made of the ledge and into his/hers demise.

As for my life, I am literary living in boxes. My husband and I are preparing to make our epic move back to Europe and restart our lives. The hardest part is to get rid of all your things. I am not really tied to materialistic things but you do get a tear drop when someone comes and takes it away. It took many years of hard work to afford certain things, kinda like a trophy.

My lizard Dr Zoidberg is going to a new home this Thursday and will have a wonderful couple to call mom and dad. I will miss her though, but I am happy that she will be safe and well taken care off! As for the cats, they are getting a microchip here soon and will be shipped along with us. I got this off thought that once the cats are micro-chipped, that they will become Robocop(cats).  It’s been almost a month since Google+ launched as well and I find myself liking it more and more. I’ve met a great deal of people.

 

Other then that, it is business as usual! On wards to filling up those boxes!