[identity profile] dire-epiphany.livejournal.com
I am such a busy bee... as if the Pocket Program wasn't enough, behold, the glory of the Gaming Guide!

The Gaming Guide is now available for download at:

http://advertising.dragoncon.org/publications/gaming-guide/

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/9k8uygl

It can also be downloaded directly at:

http://advertising.dragoncon.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012-Gaming-Guide-FINAL-web.pdf (Approx. 5.25 MB)

TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/8o7jfbl

For those of you using the app, it will be available for download inside the app later today under "Show Documents." 

Enjoy!
~Cassy
[identity profile] extremis.livejournal.com
I was browsing the con site and noticed under the bio for one of the last tracks added, Mike Capps, the president of Epic Games, says he's "co-directing the new Videogames track." When I eagerly tried to find info on this on the site, I didn't see it listed under fan tracks, but I did notice the MMO track is no longer there. Have these tracks been consolidated? It makes sense to me because as someone who plays a lot of games but not MMOs, I felt the subject could use some expansion. I know we'll never be able to compete with PAX Prime for guests for the most part, but it'd be great to have more gaming panels! Does anyone have more info on this?
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
We got a lot of great feedback during our "Defend Your Game" and "Post MMOrtem" panels today, but I wanted to reach out to the LJ community and solicit some feedback on how we can improve the MMO track for next year.  4 years as a track, and I still feel like we're on the learning curve.  If there is anything we can do to improve your experience next year, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks for a great Dragon*Con 25!

-Grim
[identity profile] datavortex.livejournal.com
The annual Kingdom of Loathing Party runs as part of the MMO Track, and this year will be
at 10:00 PM on Sunday night, in the Sheraton's Capitol Ballroom. It's a 21+ event, bring ID.


Party Flyer
Party Details and KoL panels )
[identity profile] melodicblue.livejournal.com
World of Warcraft Costume Contest at 4 PM in the Marriott hotel, rooms A601-A602 (on the same level as the bar – I’m sure
you know where THAT is, right?). Sure, Dragon*Con is full of costumes, everywhere, and there are easily a half dozen costume contests, but this one is just for WoW. Come and see people show off their Azerothian Finery for our celebrity judges and win prizes! ckknight, Oxhorn, and
The Guild’s Robin Thorsen & Amy Okuda will preside.


If you'd like to enter and would like to expedite the contest registration process (contest registration will be taking place in the beginning of the contest time block), you can do so by printing out the sign-up form and filling it out in advance.  Just bring it in with you!  Go here for that:


http://www.dc-mmo.org/2011/08/wow-costume-contest-signup-form/



If you don't want to do that, don't worry, we'll have copies laid out on a table right as you walk into the room for the contest; you'll just have to take the extra time to fill that stuff out on the spot. 


Please try to be prompt and arrive in the first 30 minutes of the contest time block.  If you arrive after that point, we cannot guarantee entry into the contest, though you're more than welcome to watch.


If you'd like to know what other WoW-related things we have going on over the course of the weekend, check out this update on our site:


http://www.dc-mmo.org/2011/08/getting-your-wow-on-at-dragoncon/

Oops

Jul. 17th, 2011 09:09 pm
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
A couple of hours after telling a room full of staff that "We're full", it seems that I have an opening on the MMO staff after all.

If you're interested, contact me via http://www.dc-mmo.org

-Grim
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
Our 2011 World of Warcraft Survey is up at http://www.dc-mmo.org/wow-survey/

Answers will be used for our World of Warcraft Family Feud game this year, so we need as many responses as we can get.

Thanks much for your help!

-Grim

Fundraiser

May. 24th, 2011 12:21 am
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
If you're in the mood to do a good deed while playing video games, check out the Dragon*Con MMO website (http://www.dc-mmo.org)

We're doing a fundraiser on July 9th at Battle & Brew, and we could use your help.

Thanks

-Grim
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
Have you ever wanted to help out behind the scenes at Dragon*Con?

Guess who’s looking for a few good souls… (No, you don’t have to sell yours. It’s a figure of speech)

We have a few openings on staff for DC*MMO this year. No, we have killed/eaten/maimed any of our old staff, we simply need more people to do all of the things which need to be done. All we ask is 25-30 hours of work from Thursday-Monday of Dragon*Con as well as some pre-convention work involving mostly creative and artistic jobs like designing signs and flyers. If you have any or all of the following skills/attributes, we could definitely use you.

* A good sense of teamwork.
* Willingness to work late-night shifts
(nobody gets all of the late-night shifts, but that means everybody gets at least one)
* An absolute refusal to bitch about missing an event on some other track because you are scheduled to work. (We do allow shift trading.)
* Communications skills
* A working cell phone
* Experience with at least one MMORPG.
(Mainstream titles, I don’t need someone who plays nothing but obscure Asian Grinders.)
* Having (and using) an IM account.
* Creative writing skills/Blogging experience
* A sense of humor
* A digital camera (yes, taking pictures is part of the gig)

What’s in it for you?

* A badge with no standing in line required.
* A chance to meet/work with some of the movers and shakers in the MMO business.
* A chance to work with a great bunch of folks who also play MMO games.
* An occasional beta key or invite.
* Free coffee (no, I’m not joking… we have a barista on staff.)

We only request that no “First Time @ Dragon*Con” folks apply for this gig. You really don’t want to spend your first Dragon*Con working. We’ve seen what happens. It’s not pretty.

If you are still interested after reading all of this, drop me a line at the DC*MMO website or at mmorpgs (AT) dragoncon (DOT) org
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
Before I forget my brainstorm at Dragon*Con this year, I'd like to get in touch with an experienced costume designer who can do vacuum formed armor pieces for a costume project that popped into my skull during the convention this weekend.

I honestly have no idea how long these things might take, so I'm asking early to get an idea of how bad this is going to be or even if it is possible.  I am a complete noob at costuming, but this was one of those "oh, if that could be done, it would be SO cool!" ideas.

If you're interested, or know someone who might be, please contact me through the DC*MMO website.
[identity profile] datavortex.livejournal.com

The Kingdom of Loathing
An adventurer is you!


We got left out of the schedule grid in the printed pocket program (we were on the missing page), but we're still throwing a hell of a party!  Join all of your fellow Turtle Tamers, Seal Clubbers, Accordion Thieves, Disco Bandits, Saucerers and Pastamancers for some inebriation-fueled fun! We'll be hosting a themed party on Sunday night at 10 PM in the Sheraton's Savannah room! Show up on time to participate in the KoL costume contest to win fabulous prizes. They'll be awarded by the game's own creator, Jick! We'll have gaming groups, nerdy music, and some free sandwiches and soda for you there as well. If you're over the age of 21 then stick around after the contest for the FREE booze! We'll be serving punch and lemonade modeled after the adult beverages that you can concoct in the game.


You can also join us on Friday night at 5:30, also in the Sheraton's Savannah room, for a one hour Q&A with two of the developers from KoL's publisher, Asymmetric.  Jick (the game's creator) and HotStuff will be joining us to answer your questions and talk about their experience taking this game from hobby to career, and putting out the most hilarious content in MMO gaming.


Kingdom of Loathing will also have a fan table in the Hyatt, outside the Regency Ballrooms!  Stop by, say hello, and pick up some free swag!

[identity profile] dire-epiphany.livejournal.com
Hi Everyone,

I am a little behind with the iCal version of the schedule this year, but in the mean time, here's the link the the Tournament Gaming Guidebook! For those that may have missed the earlier posts, you can also download the regular Pocket Program at the "Publications Website" listed below.

Publications Website: Tournament Gaming Guidebook

The direct link to the Guidebook PDF is: Tournament Gaming Guidebook (1.8 Mb)

Enjoy!!

~Cassy

[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
The Dragon*Con MMO gang is throwing a party, and you're invited!

Saturday night in the Sheraton's Capitol Ballroom (10:00), we'll be holding our first ever "Gathering of Heroes".

Come as you are, or come dressed as your favorite hero from an MMO.

MMO heroes limited to... *deep breath*

Stormtroopers, Jedi, Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi, Knights, Ninjas, Pirates, Rogues, Thieves, Buccaneers, Snipers, Scouts, Rangers, Strangers, Hunters, Wizards, Lich Kings, Dragons, Dwarves, Gnomes, Elves, Pilots, Sorcerers, Warlocks, Necromancers, Shamans, Priests, Demons, Barbarians, Conquerors, Enchanters, Federation Officers, Redshirts, Spellslingers, Post-Apocalyptic Wanderers, Road Warriors, Corsairs, Privateers, Smugglers, Mad Scientists, Tinkerers, Drow, Monks, Medics, Healers, Brewmasters, Tanks, Dragon Riders, Warriors, Superheroes, Supervillains, Lions, Tigers, Bears (oh my!), Ravens, Hawks, Tauren, Orcs, Trolls, Goblins, Worgen, Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies, Elementals, Kobolds, Cylons, Colonials,  Gods, Gunslingers. Pandas, AAAAAAAAND

(Yes, there's even an MMO with Hello Kitty)

If, somehow, I missed your particular brand of MMO hero, rest assured.  If you can think of it, chances are it's in an MMO somewhere.  Show up anyway!  Our friends at Artix Enterainment, Sony Online Entertainment, and Comcast will be on hand to give away goodies and have been gracious enough to sponsor our entertainment and "refreshements" for the evening.  We'll have 2 DJ's spinning dance tunes until the wee hours of the morning.  There's only one "First Time", so don't miss what promises to be a unique Dragon*Con tradition.

-Grim
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
Could I have more "@" in the title?  Anyway...

The DC*MMO staff and friends are having lunch down at the Vortex bar and grill (Little 5 Points) this Saturday at around noon. (We are notorious for scheduling in the ISH timezone...  Noon(ISH) )  If you'd like to join us and hang out, or gossip about our upcoming shenanigans at Dragon*Con, we'd love for you to join us.

-Grim
[identity profile] frankkmiller.livejournal.com
Anyone playing that at DC this year  ? I know WoW gets most of the attention but I thought I'd ask.
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
CKKnight has just been approved as a guest for this year.

If you have used Pitbull, Cartographer, or Fubar, then you should definitely know who he is.

More info on the main D*C site as well as on DC*MMO.

-Grim
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
Over on the DC*MMO Website, we have posted our schedule of events for this year .

The schedule is not official yet, but we will notify everyone if/when we make any changes.

Notice that we are throwing an honest-to-goodness party this year as part of our track!  Saturday night... Sheraton Capitol Ballroom... 10:00 PM.  You won't want to miss it!  For those of you who are fans of our World of Warcraft event (punting gnomes, singalongs, etc), we'll be doing that on Saturday afternoon.   Of course, we have 35 other events planned, so stop by and check it out.

-Grim
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
If you've always wanted to be involved with Dragon*Con, but didn't feel like volunteering to work 25 hours (usually more... a LOT more) during the convention.  Here's your chance.

The MMO track, as we are prone to do, has a lot of events on the schedule (more than 40, but less than last year...)  Unfortunately, my staff and I can't be experts on every single game out there that is worth covering.  We're still working on NCSoft, Turbine, and Cryptic, but unless we get a remarkable streak of luck in the next month or so, I'm expecting at least one of these companies to say they can't make it this year.

Which means we have some games that need panelists...

Specifically:

Aion (we got nuthin'... anyone still play this game?)
City of Heroes (I have a few folks in mind, but if you want to step up and give it a shot, now's your chance)
Champions Online (I play, I know a few others who play, but again, if you want a chance to run a panel on it, c'mon down.)
Star Trek Online (See Comment for Champions Online)
Lord of the Rings Online (Paging Tolkein Track Folks... I know at least one of you plays...)
Dungeons and Dragons Online (I think we have this one covered, but I need to confirm)

Now there is still a possibility that we will have the game companies behind these games show up.  If so, then obviously, we'd let them handle the panel.

When I started doing EQ panels, many years ago, it took someone willing to give me a chance to get on the mic and run the show. If you want a chance to get up on stage and see what it's like, drop me a line over at http://www.dc-mmo.org. ; We'll have staff on hand to handle the room setup and make sure you have whatever you need (mic's, projector if you want to do an in-game demo, etc)  All you need to do is be willing to answer some questions and get folks talking.  

If you want to know more about it, or just have questions about what we have going on, drop by the DC*MMO website and drop me a line.  I'll be happy to help in any way I can.

-Grim
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
We're running a very informal survey on World of Warcraft over at http://www.dc-mmo.org/wow-survey and we need your feedback.  The survey should only take a couple of minutes, and will be highly instrumental in enabling us to give away lots of WoW-related swag this year. :)

Again, that's

http://www.dc-mmo.org/wow-survey

Thanks much!

-Grim
[identity profile] grimthorn.livejournal.com
For those of you who are fans of "The Guild"... Would you have any interest in attending a showing of the most recent (or perhaps all 3) season of The Guild even if Felicia Day doesn't make it to D*C this year?

Just curious...

-Grim

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