The Professional Gamer - May 28, 2019

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.

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Denver Pop Culture Con Beer Release Party!

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

  • Brews Wayne

  • Hulk’s Mash

  • Snape-ricot

  • I Am Brewt

  • Razznarock

Colorado Anime Fest - Cosplay Contest Judging

Colorado Anime Fest - Cosplay Contest Judging

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.

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Colorado Anime Fest!

I’m at Colorado Anime Fest this weekend, so there’s no Professional Gamer post again this week. Hope you all have a great week, and look for posts about the convention coming soon.

The Professional Gamer - April 6, 2019

Gonna be a short article this week, cause I was out doing field work and only found one night this whole week to play a little bit of Starcraft II and then watched the finale of Mob Psycho 100. There isn’t anything really interesting to report about in Starcraft, so let’s go straight to Mob. Spoilers ahead. I’m going to be posting my thoughts on the whole series, and while I won’t be providing a plot synopsis, I will be discussing what happens.

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Nan Desu Kan Day 3 Discussion

The last day of the convention is always bittersweet. By Sunday morning, I’m usually pretty tired for the long hours and lots of excitement about everything happening around me, so I’m eager to go back to my regular working life. But, I love the energy that comes from being surrounded by people who share a common passion. Sunday morning was filled with guest interviews (which you can listen to here). I followed that up with a few more panels, and then made my way home and back to regular life.

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Nan Desu Kan Day 2 Discussion

Oh man, Saturday at the convention is always a busy day, and this was no exception. I had several interviews scheduled this day (head over here if you want to listen to them), and made as many panels as I could manage while leaving time to eat, look at costumes, and check out the dealers room. It’s a big day, so let’s get started.

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Daku Con

Hi everyone! Chris and I are at Daku Con this weekend. I’ll have an a Professional Gamer post up tomorrow. Meanwhile, watch our Twitter feeds (@iproteus and @thegameslave) for regular updates during the convention.