For me the best part of the convention was all the behind the scenes stuff. You always wonder, is that a really interesting place to work?
From my brief glimpses through the window, I'd have to say it probably is, and since Blizzard never announces release dates for their games, there's probably slightly less pressure to meet unreal deadlines.
Oh, I'm sure they have them, I just imagine the deadlines they have are more concerned with quality, and have less to do with meeting some random point on the calendar.
Yes, I play World of Warcraft, and no, I don't live in my mom's basement.
But I do love Felicia Day's web Show, The Guild. The Guild is a series about a group of dysfunctional friends who know each other through the MMO they play together. Though World of Warcraft is never mentioned, and other MMO's are hinted at, the show is clearly heavily influenced by Felicia's time spent playing WoW.
I love how Felicia took the chance and produced The Guild herself, and with each success she has, I feel it's a success for any of us that have fought for our place in the creative world.
This week Felicia hit a grand slam. The Guild's music video, "(Do You Wannna Date My) Avatar" hit number one on iTunes and Amazon. On iTunes, the video spent most of the week in the top spot fending off both the Disney teens and Taylor Swift. On Amazon, Felicia and the gang held The Black Eyed Peas at bay.
I have to believe had the song, not just the video, been available on iTunes this week, Felicia would have had a top twenty hit on Billboard. Hopefully this happens next week.
Congratulations Felicia, this one is for everyone that has fought to have their creative voice heard!
And yes, the rest of the gang in The Guild are funny and talented also.
Go to iTunes or Amazon and buy the song and/or the video. Support creativity!
'til The Guild movie is number one at the box office