It has been a long day! My friend and I arrived in Atlanta around 1:00 after driving a few hours. Thankfully we were able to check in and we marched our way to the Con. Unfortunately, like in some previous years, registration was not handled in a very efficient way. Con-goers were forced to stay outside in the Georgia heat for over two hours. It took us a total of three hours to get our badges and my buddy’s was messed up. At any rate, we eventually were able to get our tickets and get into the con!
We missed Brian Green’s first panel, much to my dismay, but we did get to catch him at the “How to break into MMORPGs” panel. It was a stellar discussion and featured, in addition to Brian, Todd Harris, Kelly Barnes, Linda Carlson and a gentleman from Mythic who’s name I sadly did not catch. The audience had some pretty great questions and the information provided by the guests was really great. A major point they made was that there is a glut of game designers and producers. The best route in right now is through programming and art. To boil down all of the excellent information to just that doesn’t do it justice of course but for now that will have to suffice.
I also had the opportunity to chat a little while with Amnerys and other members of the SOE staff that are in attendance. As always they were wonderful and are in some rather dapper costumes. After that we went costume watching and managed to get a few wonderful pictures! Enjoy!
Imperials from Warhammer 40K
Ferrel and Gnobrin
Torgutz and Zap Brannigan
My friend Rhiannon (on the right) and her friends!
Harvey Birdman attorney at law… on a smoke break.
Ferrel with… um… people in great costumes. What are these things?