Friday, September 13, 2013

GenCon & Beyond: Vlogs, Interviews and Reviews

I obviously haven't posted here in awhile. I feel I need to explain.

I launched a YouTube channel at GenCon 2013. Like, literally at the con. I recorded footage every day of the con and would go back to my hotel room every night, just to sit and edit until the sun rose again, then posted my videos to YouTube whilst shoving down breakfast before I raced back to the con. It was exhausting and a bit crazy and I definitely came down with ConCrude because of it.. but I would not go back and do it differently for anything.


I met fantastic people while shooting for my channel. I interviewed unlikely game designers and very likely ones. I shadowed an elite group of Adventurers into the unknown perils of True Dungeon. I talked to moms who spent days making their kids the most amazing cosplay outfits ever. I listened and watched musicians perform fantastic music. I was the pilot of a starship and the programmer of a very silly robot. I played games until I was falling asleep at the table – and I was lucky enough to be able to record it all on video. The best part of all of this, though, the thing that really gets me, is that I was just a girl with a video camera. I was a stranger among thousands and everyone I talked to was more than happy to let me record them to put it on the internet. I love that they trusted me with that power and I feel so very honored to be given that trust.


Ahem. Right. So, that's my rant on my tiny little soapbox of an OP. I guess I should link the videos now, huh?


I've organized all of my GenCon videos into a playlist, which you can see here: GenCon 2013 Playlist


There you'll find my 5 daily vlogs, interviews with the designers of Dungeon RollEminent Domain, and In the City: Origins, a behind-the-scenes look at True Dungeon, and some extra footage that I cut together of me just being silly.


If you want to see something here and now, may I recommend the first of three videos of me being, well, me:


I'm still editing all the footage I got at the con, and have even more footage that I took at PAX a couple weeks later. I have video ideas overflowing my brain for table top reviews and interviews and tutorials and just so much that I want to create. So.. you know, if this kinda thing interests you, Subscribe and Like and all those things. And/or follow me on Twitter. Warning: Contains Me.