So tonight I finally made it out to a NAVA meeting at Digital Press. The other guys in PBC had been telling me about it, and finally the opportunity came up that I was free and able to go. If you haven’t ever heard of the store you can check it out here: http://www.digitpress.com/
Let me just say – it’s amazing. The selection is just awesome, the attention to detail is great, they have everything a gamer could want. It’s what I always hope for in an independently owned video game store, and Digital Press had it. We’re talking not just the standard new games and retro games that any cool store would have… but also just weird rare stuff that you might have heard of but have never really seen in person. They have a whole section dedicated to retro games in their boxes!!! Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Intellivision, Coleco, Commodore 64, other consoles I can’t even remember right now, and of course all the new stuff too. The place is just amazing, and if you’re ever on a road trip and passing anywhere near Clifton, NJ you are MORALLY OBLIGATED as someone who loves, appreciates and respects video games, to go there and support this store. It is a rare gem in a sea of Industrial ick.
The event I attended today was NAVA – the North Atlantic Videogame Aficianodos: http://www.digitpress.com/nava.htm they have a gathering the last Saturday of every month complete with in store video game tournaments, pizza, and awesome conversations about games. What more could you ask for?
In other news – I know I haven’t posted much lately, but what can I say… we’ve been rather busy over here. Check out this weeks VLog on our main site to read about all the exciting projects that are coming up. I do have a few Little Miss Gamer episodes in the works, and there should be one released relatively soon. Stay tuned…
so I just got back from my weekend at ICon and let me tell you – it was different than any other con I’ve ever been to. “How” you may wonder could 1 con in Long Island be so different than the run of the mill DC area con that I’ve come to know so well over the last couple of years? Well, I’ll tell ya, it was the representation of SO MANY different kinds of nerd culture at one event. It was really amazing.
You have Trekkies, Star Wars Geeks, Gamers – console, computer, table-top, and LARPing (yeah – I said it… LARPING…. boogah boogah), Furries, Anime Fans, Medieval Enthusiasts, and anything else science or sci-fi related was there represented in some way. There was definitely something for everyone, and in comparison to some cons I’ve been to lately, the panels overall, seemed to be well attended. I ended up being on a few different panels throughout the weekend, some of the more enjoyable and interesting ones were about cheat codes, violence in video games, and old school games.
I will admit that I was still trying to get over this chest cold that afflicted me a few days ago, so I wasn’t feeling 100% part of the time, but I did have fun.
In other news – I don’t think I’ll be on any women and gaming panels anytime soon… I am so done with that topic.
to WordPress that is… I know the blog might look at little rough around the edges right now, but I’m working on it, trust me! HTML for me is easy as pie – PHP takes a little more know how. With the help of my friend Chris, we were able to get it on it’s feet, so now you can all comment and RSS to your hearts content!
In other news I’m about to jet off to ICon – if your in the area, please stop by and say hello! There’s going to be an array of nerd culture galore, and i’m psyched about it.
PS – I’m just getting over a cold, so if you meet me and my voice sounds a little demonish, it IS me and not my evil twin!