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< Piro >

"Interventions"

Tuesday - August 24, 2010

[Piro] - 10:22:27 - [link here]

Breaking Intervention news! There is a schedule and a table assignment!

Fred is at table 15 in the Vendor/Guest room. More importantly his "10 Years of Megatokyo" panel is at 1 PM on Saturday in the Large Panels Room and he's on the "Back in My Day" panel at 2 PM. Also, someone ask him about the Characters page. There wasn't enough laughter over that at Anime Central...

--Kalium

** read down for info on Intervention, the convention i'll be attending in a few weeks**

It took a while, but most of the pre-orders are out the door, but just about all of them are out the door and should be in your hands. For those of you who pre-ordered Megatokyo volume 6 through the MegaGear store, thank you very much for your patience with the time it took for me to sign everything (not to mention things like making shirts and whatnot). Thank you.

That said, you have no idea how relieved it feels to have Megatokyo Volume six done and out the door, both the production of the book and filling all the pre-orders. It’s been a rough year and not everything has gone smoothly, but it’s nice to finally feel like that particular gorilla is done stomping on me.

Speaking of the book, it’s always kind of interesting to look at your new book for the first time. I’m really happy with how the book came out, it looks even better than I thought it would (it seems that drawing digitally transfers very nicely to print). It’s a pretty dense book, and even for me it’s nice to be able to sit down with a print volume to read and review rather than the tattered binders that I usually work with.

As you know, I haven’t really attended too many conventions since Jack joined us almost three years ago, the first in a long time being Anime Central a few months ago. Now that the book is out and jack is big enough to wield a bakahammer to keep the girls away we're been looking ahead and planning more shows. In fact, we'll be attending a new show in just a couple of weeks in the Washington DC area.

On September 10-12 we will be attending Intervention at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville. Run by the fine folks at Onezumi, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a good show with a fine cast of crim- er, guests including Hawk (who I will show no mercy!) and Pete Abrams from Sluggy Freelance. Sluggy Freelance is one of the comics that somehow got me going into making webcomics, so i'll have to be sure to give Pete my sincere *appreciation* for getting me into this. If you live in the area, be sure to come by the show and say hi. We’ll have a nice selection of fine art prints, a few shirts and copies of volume 6 for purchase and i'll be doing my usual sketching and signing for folks. More details as we get closer to the show. Be sure to pre-reg if you are going to attend!

I've been working on coloring a drawing i did recently of Kimiko in a kind of multi-layered homage to a certain Vocaloid image, and it's not turning out too badly in color. I need to re-work the background a little (make the hex map a little better defined) but all in all this might make a decent poster (as well as a t-shirt, which was my original idea here). Ah, fun.

< Kalium >

The answer is always entertaining, at the very least...

"What Would Largo Do?"

Sunday - August 22, 2010

[Kalium] - 01:17:38 - [link here]

First off, a bit of news: Fred is going to InterventionCon. If you're even remotely nearby, go. I suggest striking up conversations with Hawk about Doctor Who just to annoy Fred. I would go, but I'm in San Francisco now and that's just too far to drive.

Moving on.

There comes a time in every man's life when he gets the compulsion to build something awesome. Something insane. Something preferably involving booze, fire, or cars. If we're very lucky, more than one at a time. For many, perhaps most, it will never be more than an idea. A hope, an aspiration, an ideal.

This is not about such souls.

This is about the few, the proud, the inventive, the ones with scorch marks instead of eyebrows. The ones who make dreams into reality. You know. The guys who build beer-bots. The ones who talk about something crazy and then reveal the next day that they spent all night making it. The people who bring awesome things to life.

This is about such people. The ones who think like Largo. Who do what he would do. His friends, brothers, and kindred spirits. I give you: What Would Largo Do?

The L33tm4st3r himself may be reached here. In case you have something awesome enough.

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