Hey y’all! Sorry for the delay! Grad school and work can do a number on my perceived free time. It’s taken me forever to compile this entry, so here’s an amended version.
These friends play video games on their Youtube channel and have a popular podcast where they discuss all aspects of video game culture and news. Some of them were play testers [folks who play games to look for bugs and give feedback] so they often talk about games from a technical perspective (their fighting game series, “Friday Night Fisticuffs” is often full of gaming jargon). Other times, they just goof around.
And of course, I played lots of games, and even spotted some oldie but goodies. My Dad was a pro at Mech Warrior.
I also had an agenda of my own to see Pretty, Brown and Nerdy, three girls who host a Youtube show covering all aspects of pop-nerd culture, from comic books to anime. They were there presenting their documentary, “Shades of Cosplay,” which led to a super satisfying and illuminating conversation afterwards. I’ve already waxed poetic about the virtues of diverse faces in cosplay, so I won’t repeat myself here. Just know that the ladies of PB&N are so necessary in geek culture, and I’m so glad these ladies are posting tutorials on how to fit big hair under a wig because that might be necessary for me next year.
Speaking of cosplay…
I love cosplay, and every year I think, ‘Eh, I could do that.’ Whoknows. Maybe by Otakon, I’ll have a costume ready?
Hope to see you at the next event! I’ll leave you all with a song from a video game to mark the occasion. Uhhh, how about, Muffet’s theme from Undertale?
Enjoy and see you soon!