Hi all. Very excited to be talking to you this week from what might be the first and last week of summer for Colorado this year. I’m joking of course, but this has been one of the coolest springs that’s happened in Colorado for many years. In the middle of last week we had some warm weather, up into the 80’s, and it felt like summer. Then, over the weekend, the daytime highs are limited to the 60’s with overnight lows going into the 40’s. This feels highly unusual! But, it means I’ve been super happy spending my time indoors writing a paper and playing some video games. As I write this post on Friday night, I’m planning to spend a good portion of tomorrow with my brother-in-law who will be moving away soon, and then spending the next day at Denver Zine Fest. I’ll have to let you know how that goes next week. Let’s get on with talking about how I spent my time this week.Read More
Happy (belated) Father’s Day to all the dads out there. If you’re reading this post, I’m going to assume that you spent most of the day enjoying some video games with the kiddos. If not, I hope you found a way to enjoy the day in your own style. My only “child” is of the fuzzy variety, so I spent my day with my dad, father-in-law, and grandpa. During the rest of the week, I split my time up between Star Trek, Run with the Wind, and Breath of the Wild. All in all, it’s been a pretty good week, though I am still recovering from that time zone change. Let’s talk about some fun stuff.Read More
I’m going to have a very short post this week. I was at Denver Pop Culture Con last weekend, but spent almost all of my time helping Crystal with her table. Then, I shipped off to Hawaii for a week of reviewing our construction plans for some road repairs. During the field work, I didn’t have a lot of time to myself. I did bring my 3DS and spent some of my time on the plane with Final Fantasy Tactics A2. I’m finally stuck in a place where I actually have to advance the main plot. All of the other jobs available to me are either too easy or too hard. I’m opening up a lot more classes to play, and hoping that I can start to find some really cool synergies.
That’s all I have to report for now. Have a look through Chris’s convention photos and let us know which costumes are you favorites. Until next time, have a great week and game on!
The time has come. The geeks will once again gather at the Denver Convention Center and its halls will be filled with the creators and actors that make up our favorite comics, shows, movies and games. Denver Pop Culture Con (formally Denver Comic Con) is this weekend.Read More
Hi friends, thanks for reading. I’m putting this post together on May 24, but delaying it so that you have something fresh to read on Tuesday once you get back from the Memorial Day holiday. I think that make me a thoughtful person who cares about your entertainment and emotional well-being. Also, in the much more cavalier sense, it greatly increases the chances that this will end up in front of your eyeballs. I would be lying if I said that audience and reach wasn’t something that I think about sometimes. Anyways, let’s talk about some geeky stuff.Read More
This years Denver Pop Culture Con (formally Denver Comic Con) beer release party is this weekend! The bear this year is called “Bock Machina” and is based on Breckenridge Brewery’s Maibock recipe that won a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Per the press release:
The party is challenged with concocting a malty lager that casts a joyful spell on all whom taste it. Maibock is a refreshing golden liquid which tastes of honey and grain and smells of sweet fruit.
This years event will be held at the Monkey Barrel on Saturday, May 25th at 7:00 PM. The first 200 people to the free event will get a free glass with the beer’s logo. There will also be a Cosplay Contest where winners get tickets to Denver Pop Culture Con and an LED Dance Floor. Not that I plan on dancing, no one wants to see that. But you are probably great at it so you should come on down this weekend and enjoy yourself!
Bock Machina is named after the gaming group Vox Machina from “Critical Role” and joins the hefty list of previous PCC/DCC beers:
The Fantastic Pour
The Caped Brewsader
I Am Brewt
At this year’s Colorado Anime Fest I had the wonderful opportunity to view and photograph the cosplay judging process. For me this was a definitive first and gave me a whole new insight into the hard work and detail that goes into these costumes, some that I would never have noticed before.Read More
Hello, readers! I hope you’ve all had relatively good weeks and been able to find the time and energy to have some fun as well. Sometimes, I feel a bit like Nero, playing my violin as Rome burns. I maybe shouldn’t be so down about things, but it feels like there are so many people in power who feel a need to hurt other people. It disgusts me when folks in power are more beholden to a vocal minority than most of the people the represent. And also when they take rights away from those people. But, I suppose you aren’t coming here to read my political screed. Let’s talk a bit about what I’ve been doing to distract myself from the horrors of everyday life.Read More
Hi readers! I went a trip this week, and unlike more times, I actually did some geeky stuff while I was away. I tossed my reliable old 3DS in my carry-on with the thought that I might play a little bit of Link Between Worlds. In the end, I got through most of the game during a couple of flights. Let’s talk about this great addition to the Zelda canon.Read More