Tag: travel

Going to Comic-Con, Advice Sought

Having grown up reading comic books, I’d always wanted to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. During my university years, I gradually moved away from reading mainstream comic books, having gotten fed up with the plots and lack of characters I identified with, as well as the sheer expense and the accumulation of paper that the collecting aspect entailed. I eventually stopped…

Attending on Another Even Year: GDC 2010

In several days, I shall be flying down to San Francisco to attend the Game Developers Conference. I’ll again be a behind-the-scenes volunteer as I was in 2006 and 2008. This means I’ll spend the vast majority of the week working to ensure that the developers who attend GDC have a pleasant conference experience. The conference runs from 9th – 13th March, but…

It’s Off to PAX I Go

Last year, I went to my first Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) as a regular videogame fan — nay, a Super Fan. This year is different. I am working for a videogame developer and instead of attending PAX to have carefree fun as a fan, I’m attending to work and have a different kind of fun. The kind of fun you…

E for All 2007

My employer is dispatching me to the E for All Expo in Los Angeles from 20th – 21st October. If you’re at the con, feel free to stop by the booth. I will be arriving on 19th October in time to attend the Video Games Live concert, though I won’t actually be working on the 19th. I’m not sure if…

After-PAX Travel and Rest Period

PAX is over. It was largely awesome. I will not go into detail now, because once I start writing I won’t be able to stop. Plus, I really need to go to sleep. I will write about the ArenaNet panel at PAX, the Guild Wars party, my conversations with people from the Guild Wars development team, and my overall PAX…