Real soon we are going to launch our Kickstarter project the Convention Experience. While most of the details will be brought to you by the project I wanted to take some time and share with you why this is personal to me. Sometimes I feel that the blog is too impersonal and you don’t get to see how passionate I am. That is something that bothers me. This is my opportunity to share something with you that goes beyond mere coverage and start to make the change.
When I was challenged to start this blog by my friend, Ryan Hale, it was intended that the coverage was going to be news, reviews and the blending of real life with gaming. I think I’ve had some great successes and that I am still trying to find my footing in some areas. With almost 300 YouTube videos published it is clear where I’ve succeeded. But I feel a need to do more, I am going to return the original vision and add more real life to the blog. I really can’t think of a better place to start than Gen Con.
That doesn’t mean you are going to loose the coverage I have done in the past, in fact you are only going to get more. I plan on adding
- Family experiences and my parental wisdom (or lack of).
- More complete game walk throughs.
- A new radio show with my brother on Indienation.fm.
- Real life articles, like how to deal with stress from my point of view.
- More engagement via Skype and Google Hangouts.
- Plus so much more.
Oh I might be wondering where this is coming from, we are up for an Ennie this year for some of our reviews. That has kind of inspired me to take things a step farther. Which is why at Gen Con 2014 I want to make an effort to meet every one of you.
This whole project as really changed my thoughts about media we present and as the year unfolds I will share with you my ideas for 2015.