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If they remade it in the style of the "Scary" movies, I would pay cash money to see that movie!
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I'm very sorry that something like this kept you from gaming until now, Cal. As someone who was a teen in the '80s and already playing D&D et al, Dark Dungeons caused a lot of problems for us as well. Which is why I'm glad it's being satirized now. Because nothing in DD had to do with gaming as we knew it then. My first thought after reading it for the first time in 1986 was, "Wait, there are girl DMs!?" It would be many years, unfortunately, before that became a reality for me (isolated Northern community, I knew every gamer within 100 miles). So I get where you're coming from, Cal, and I don't deny it caused damage. Which is why I am enjoying its satirical demise now. And despite DD's best efforts you found your way to role-playing games anyway. I'd call that a win; welcome aboard! You can play at my table anytime.
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Brilliant! I love that Dark Dungeon is getting a lot of satire traction lately. It was so ridiculous right from the start I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner!
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I was thrilled to see more of Dr. Parrish and I'm excited to see his character developing. I love the work you are doing and I can't wait to see more. And the Carter/Bank Robbery sequence? Gold-pressed Latinum! Colin Ferguson's performance, especially his physical comedy, has kept me tuning in to Eureka for four years now. The show just keeps getting better and better. Thanks so much for all your work, and please pass my thanks to the cast and crew!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2011 on Eureka: Up In The Air at WWdN: In Exile
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Well, that makes you the same age as my younger sister...sorry, for a second that made me feel old enough to need a typing cane. Anyway, Happy Birthday! All the best to you and yours, and may you continue to be surrounded by those what love you enough to tell you your real age.
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That is a truly unfortunate turn of events, and I find that level of entitled ignorance astounding. I'm sorry that happened to you at what was an otherwise excellent event. Living here in Edmonton, AB, Canada, I have occasionally seen Nathan Fillion walking the streets, or hanging out with friends in a pub. But I've never gone to speak to him, because it just didn't seem like the thing to do, you know? Edmonton is his hometown, and I'd like to believe that he comes home to get away from that part of his life for a bit. His need for downtime far outweighs my need for a bit of friendly contact, especially when there are options like conventions out there. And I have to say, when I came by your signing table at Gen Con last year you were absolutely friendly, and gave me a great tip about picking up the Dragon Age tabletop RPG. That experience far exceeded anything some idoit is going to get by ambushing you in your off-hours. Anyway, glad you and your son came out safe, and kudos to the indomitable Felicia Day.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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I can't tell you how perfectly timed this article was for me. I run a fan-driven sci-fi convention in Edmonton, AB, Canada. We have had some problems in this, our third year, and while they aren't enough to keep us from running the show, they have been enough to drag me down and sap my enthusiasm. Reading your article reminded me of why I started this little convention in the first place. It certainly wasn't for the money; we are looking forward to breaking even for the first time this year! :) I have always loved sci-fi and fantasy, and I consider myself the last of the great generalist geeks, because there isn't anything I don't love to explore in this genre. The fact that there wasn't something to celebrate the "speculative arts" here in my hometown irked me no end. So I gathered some like-minded friends, voila! Pure Speculation was born. Three years later we are still all excited about the convention and can't wait for this year's to happen. We've had venue changes, got screwed over by Masons (the secret order, not bricklayers) and had guests cancel for, quote, "a better offer". But we persevere, and if I have anything to say about it Pure Spec will continue on for at least another twenty years or so. Thank you so much, Wil! I forwarded a link to all of my organizers so they could also read the article, and hopefully get the same pick-me-up I did. Best of luck with everything, and if you ever find yourself in Edmonton, drop by; the beer is always cold and Guitar Hero is always in the machine...
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I can't tell you how perfectly timed this article was for me. I run a fan-driven sci-fi convention in Edmonton, AB, Canada. We have had some problems in this, our third year, and while they aren't enough to keep us from running the show, they have been enough to drag me down and sap my enthusiasm. Reading your article reminded me of why I started this little convention in the first place. It certainly wasn't for the money; we are looking forward to breaking even for the first time this year! :) I have always loved sci-fi and fantasy, and I consider myself the last of the great generalist geeks, because there isn't anything I don't love to explore in this genre. The fact that there wasn't something to celebrate the "speculative arts" here in my hometown irked me no end. So I gathered some like-minded friends, voila! Pure Speculation was born. Three years later we are still all excited about the convention and can't wait for this year's to happen. We've had venue changes, got screwed over by Masons (the secret order, not bricklayers) and had guests cancel for, quote, "a better offer". But we persevere, and if I have anything to say about it Pure Spec will continue on for at least another twenty years or so. Thank you so much, Wil! I forwarded a link to all of my organizers so they could also read the article, and hopefully get the same pick-me-up I did. Best of luck with everything, and if you ever find yourself in Edmonton, drop by; the beer is always cold and Guitar Hero is always in the machine...
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Late to the party, but Happy Birthday Wil. May you and yours enjoy health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year! Cheers!
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2007 on happy birthday to me! at WWdN: In Exile
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Late to the party, but Happy Birthday Wil. May you and yours enjoy health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year! Cheers!
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2007 on happy birthday to me! at WWdN: In Exile
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Being a Canuck and a SF nerd, I would highly recommend a series of anthologies called "Tesseract". They are currently up to number eleven, and each one is packed with some amazing science fiction written by Canadians. The site is www.edgewebsite.com if you want to check them out. I'm also a huge Robert Heinlein fan, so any of the anthologies collecting his work are high on my list; Expanded Universe, Green Fields of Earth, etc. Spider Robinson is another excellent author and I can't get enough of his Callahan and Lady Sally books (Callahan's Cross-time Saloon, Time Travelers Strictly Cash, and Lady Slings the Booze are particularly fun). Hope that helps! Cheers! Brent
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2007 on wookin pa books at WWdN: In Exile
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Being a Canuck and a SF nerd, I would highly recommend a series of anthologies called "Tesseract". They are currently up to number eleven, and each one is packed with some amazing science fiction written by Canadians. The site is www.edgewebsite.com if you want to check them out. I'm also a huge Robert Heinlein fan, so any of the anthologies collecting his work are high on my list; Expanded Universe, Green Fields of Earth, etc. Spider Robinson is another excellent author and I can't get enough of his Callahan and Lady Sally books (Callahan's Cross-time Saloon, Time Travelers Strictly Cash, and Lady Slings the Booze are particularly fun). Hope that helps! Cheers! Brent
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2007 on wookin pa books at WWdN: In Exile
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I finally came out of the cave I've been living in, and watched InDigital for the first time today. Wow! I don't know how I didn't know about this before, but I am not missing another episode from now on. Great stuff! **Warning: Watching all fifteen episodes of InDigital in a row will create an almost irresistible craving for shiny, cool electronic...stuff.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2007 on InDigital Episode 15 at WWdN: In Exile
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I finally came out of the cave I've been living in, and watched InDigital for the first time today. Wow! I don't know how I didn't know about this before, but I am not missing another episode from now on. Great stuff! **Warning: Watching all fifteen episodes of InDigital in a row will create an almost irresistible craving for shiny, cool electronic...stuff.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2007 on InDigital Episode 15 at WWdN: In Exile
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Fantastic! I'm friends with some members of an a cappella group here in Edmonton, called Apocalypse Kow. They do a Mario medley, essentially taking the audience through an entire game. And their rendition of "The Final Countdown" has to be heard to be believed!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2006 on Music from the Mushroom at WWdN: In Exile
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Fantastic! I'm friends with some members of an a cappella group here in Edmonton, called Apocalypse Kow. They do a Mario medley, essentially taking the audience through an entire game. And their rendition of "The Final Countdown" has to be heard to be believed!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2006 on Music from the Mushroom at WWdN: In Exile
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I wanted to add my good wishes, but I'm guessing from the tenor of some other posts that things didn't go well. My best wishes anyway, Wil. And that was a great piece by the way. I especially like the description about the drive; reminds me of similar road-trips across the Alberta praires. Cheers! Brent
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I wanted to add my good wishes, but I'm guessing from the tenor of some other posts that things didn't go well. My best wishes anyway, Wil. And that was a great piece by the way. I especially like the description about the drive; reminds me of similar road-trips across the Alberta praires. Cheers! Brent
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