Archive for July, 2009
It has been a busy summer. Year, even. But two days from now, a community of alternate reality gamers and creators, media and casual folk, fans and fanatics, will descend on Portland, Oregon for the annual ARGFest-o-con. 2009 marks the 6th year of the ‘con, which began as a group of friends gathering for a meetup in Las Vegas. It’s certainly come a long way!
My flights are booked, hotels reserved, and later today I’m heading out for the trip to Portland. ARGfest has always been an amazing experience, both socially, educationally, and professionally. That it’s also highly entertaining goes without saying. If you’re also registered for attendance, keep an eye out for me and say hi! :)
For more information about ARGFest and the events of the weekend, be sure to bookmark and visit ARGFestocon.com. Watch for new announcements, teasers, press, editorials, photos and videos, and much more to come out of the ‘con. Catch up on the latest discussion at the Unfiction thread.
Not to be outdone, after the ARGFesters have dissipated, I’ll be attending the San Diego Comic Convention the following week. There, all forms of entertainment are present and respresented, from comic book artists, to TV shows, to video games, to upcoming major theatrical releases, and of course many fans decked out in their favourite characters’ costumes. It’s a sight to behold!
This will be my first attending of the SDCC, and to say I’m extremely excited is an understatement. Be sure to watch this space for updates, news, rumours, and – hopefully – intimations of upcoming ARGs and quality promotional campaigns! These events are hot spots for mysterious happenings and hints of upcoming announcements. Let’s hope there are some upcoming campaigns with some meat, some substance!
At the very least, there will be a sore lack of sleep, lots of talking, lots of news, definitely lots of photos, and many announcements. Watch this space for updates!
Two years ago Comic-Con was host to a part of Batman: The Dark Knight‘s campaign Why So Serious, with a live event and lots of fanatical attendee activity. Last year, Comic-Con saw dropping of content related to Resistance 2‘s campaign Project Abraham. What might this year hold?
We shall see…
As above, if you’re also planning to be in attendance, watch for me – the guy with the black Canadian ball-cap – bold red maple leaf in the front! :)
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