DINK 2017

Hi everyone! No "Professional Gamer" article this week, as I have been out of town with no opportunity to be a geek. I will however, spend a few minutes today talking about DINK (the Denver Independent Comics and Art show), which I attended last weekend. There were a few organization mishaps, including some miscommunication and scheduling errors, but overall the show was well run and well attended.  

Let's talk about the comics a bit. I haven't had a chance to read a lot yet, but let's look at a list of what Crystal and I bought.

  • Toxoplasmosis by Melanie Gillman
  • Sketchzine by Lye Lawrence
  • Good Kitty by Mike Freiheit and Bad Dog by Isabella Rotman
  • Just the Grass Ones Gen One by Lye Lawrence
  • Minor Deviation Part 1 by Darla Okada
  • Please Destroy My Enemies by Michael Sweater
  • Nimue by Cait Zellers
  • Cats of the Internet by Ally Shwed
  • The Have Issues edited by Zoe Sugg, Jami Jones, Jessi Jordan, and Katy Rex
  • My Cats are Jerks by Cait Zellers
  • Afar by Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton
  • Horizon Anthology Volume One edited by Jeremy Lawson
  • Carbon Issue 1 by Justin Madson
  • Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky

Of these, I've read Toxoplasmosis and My Cats are Jerks, and enjoyed them both. The first is cat horror and the second is cat humor, so you can see why I will have prioritized these two. That's all I've got for this week, but I'm hoping to have more next time. Have a great week and game on!

COAF 2017 Review

Hey everyone, Carebear here to share my experience from Colorado Animefest 2017. This is the second year for the convention and you could see some growth and improvement all over the Con. This was also the second year for it to be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver, a small but in my humble opinion well setup hotel. So, let’s get started with the review. I’m going to start by talking about the things I went to see on each day and then I’ll talk about some of the other things that were happening throughout the weekend.

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Overwatch Uprising Event has Started

Overwatch has started a new seasonal event called "Overwatch Uprising". Taking place before the fall of Overwatch this event takes place on Kings Row during an Omnic uprising. You can read the primer to the event in the most recent comic here. From the looks of the trailer this looks very akin to the Junkenstein's Monster event from Halloween. Here is the teaser for the event.

So there you have it. So you have until May 1st to get your fill of this event, so get to it!. The world could always use more heroes.

Steam Anime Sale

Do you like anime? Do you like anime video games? Then good news! Steam is having a sale on both of them. You can get games such as "BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend", "RWBY Grimm "Eclipse", "Megadimension Neptunia VII" and many, many more. I never really realized how many anime games Steam has until I looked at this list. Then, thanks to a partnership with CrunchyRoll, you can also buy actual anime such as "The Testament of Sister New Devil", "Re:Zero", and "Free".  You still need to stream them, but you actually do own them.

You can see the full list here: http://store.steampowered.com/sale/anime-weekend-sale/

So what are you picking up?

Ghost in the Shell (2017) - Mission Success!

Ghost in the Shell (2017) - Mission Success!

"Ghost in the Shell" is kind of an anime staple with the original movie having been released over 20 years ago. It is quite the risk to take it on and make it live action. So first I want to give props to DreamWorks and Paramount (apparently there is quite the history on this film actually making it to theaters) for taking the risk. The resulting movie is literally a live action anime. The visuals presented in the movie are absolutely amazing. They bring the city to life in ways that felt super science-fictiony but still grounded in the realm of possibility ... eventually. The characters are also well done. The are the characters that we have know (assuming you have seen any "Ghost in the Shell" movies / show) each still have their unique traits that make them, them. 

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Denver Comic Con Guests! Oh the Guests!

Greetings geeks and nerds! Over the past few weeks there have been two big announcements as guests go for Denver Comic Con. And I was too busy playing WoW: Legion and Zelda to pay enough notice to my inbox to notice the announcements. Shame on me. But now that I am taking a break (as in I stepped away long enough to actually ready my email) I wanted to do my own announcement for both of the most recent guests. Why? Why not?

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Carebear's Convention Self Care

Hi guys, Carebear here with a quick blog before Colorado Animefest’s second year gets off and running. As some of you may be aware I do occasional writing and recently decided to incorporate my two sides, “Geeky” Carebear and “Therapist” Carebear. For this blog I kind of wanted to focus on how I personally manage social anxiety. The last couple of days I have been feeling “off” and wasn’t quite sure why, I got plenty of sun at the zoo on Sunday, I’ve been trying to cut back on my caffeine intake, doing little things like putting on new makeup. But I still found myself wanting to curl up and cry not knowing why and then it dawned on me, I’m scared.

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