Yesterday I trudged along to EGX after four days at Oktoberfest in Munich. That was a terrible idea – flashing lights, crowds, and motion have not helped my recovery. I was also somewhat puzzled by the lack of lederhosen. Regardless of my ability to absorb what was going on, I had long since gone off the main show at EGX. Increasingly it’s made up from large name booths with massive queues and no windows into them. I’m not keen on hanging around in line ten times a day, and I really don’t see why they can’t let people peer in to watch those who are hands on. UbiSoft have done many things wrong in their time, but at least they set things up so punters can spectate while others play. Anyhow, I made my way through the main section pretty rapidly to get to what I considered the main attractions: Rezzed and The Leftfield Collection. It’s great to be able to walk amongst the games, chatting to the devs and getting to play some games I might otherwise never get a chance to experience. Some of the games on show I was already looking forward to (Heat Signature) and some I’ve played already from their Kickstarters (TinyKeep). In addition to those, I’ve now walked away with a list of more games to add to the ever-growing backlog. …
It’s been very quiet here for a while, and that’s mostly because I’ve been preparing cosplay for London Film & Comic Con 2014. Photos I’ve collected so far are in the gallery below. I had a different costume for each day: Barf, Jayne Cobb and Obi-Wan. It was an exhausting weekend, especially given how poorly ShowMasters ran this year’s convention. Still, I had a great time meeting other cosplayers, stars and friends. Now it’s over I can try to catch up on life – I’ve got a few progress photos from some of my costume creations so I’ll write up a post at some point on those.
Oh, and I was featured on BuzzFeed!
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Google I/O 2012 starts tomorrow and I’ve taken some time off to attend the I/O Extended event organised by the London GTUG. Foolishly I have made plans for my mornings so I think it’s going to be a couple of heavily caffeinated days to make it through!
I’m honestly not sure what to expect from the keynote. Obviously there are rumours flying around and many “leaks” of the Nexus tablet, but I haven’t yet seen anything that’s going to make me go “yeah, I didn’t see that coming and that looks pretty cool”. Last year that slot was filled by the Android @ Home section so I live in hope that we’re still going to see something I haven’t already heard rumblings about. Or lots of details on Project Glass. Yep, I’ll happily settle for that!
Anyhow, beyond the keynote there are lots of interesting sessions. Might have to try to stream some on the night bus journey home to catch up on the many many clashes!