Giveaway Time!

The Escapist STEAM GAME Giveaway

I’m doing a giveaway to clear out my inventory and share the love!

I’m getting a lot of ideas down on paper and stuff to try and get things more organized to my blog.

Lots of work in progress, but until then…..sign up for the give away!

Good Luck!

Old Skewl

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Post Alamo City Comic Con!

Had a blast at Alamo City CC!  This is definitely the biggest comic convention I have ever been to.  It was almost overwhelming at times, but once we got through the picture and autograph lines it got a lot better.

We only got to go on Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday we knocked out all the photo ops.  We got pictures with Milly Bobby Brown (Eleven from “Stranger Things”) , the 3 main voice actors from the game GTA 5, and my wife got her picture made with Ralph Macchio…one of her first “actor crushes”  awwww!  We also got to sit in on the Milly Q&A panel.  The rest of the day was spent walking through all of the vendors and artists and just trying to take as much in as possible.

Sunday was the day to really take in the show.  While my wife and daughter went to the “Stranger Things” panel with the guys from the series, my boys and I made our way through the many vendors and artist that were there displaying their work.

My favorite part of any these conventions is getting to talk to the artists and creators.  Even after 3 days of talking they still seem to light up when you ask them questions about their work.  They know not everyone is a buyer, but showing real interest in what they do and how they make it helps make all the “how much is it?” and walk aways feel a little better.  There were times I wished I had the money to buy everything I liked that weekend.  The talent is remarkable at these shows and I would love to be able to support them all, but my pockets are not near deep enough to be able to do that, so the least I like to do is talk to them, ask them questions, and get a business cards, most of them have sites that they sell their stuff from.   Also, 2 of the artists I saw, I had seen at conventions earlier in the year, so it was fun to talk to them and ask how their year had been and see what new works they had done.

Another fun thing about this show was all of the great cosplays! I forgot my camera and my phone died ( I know, total rookie mistake, I won’t let it happen again! lol) We missed the cosplay contest, but watching everyone walk around, it was amazing seeing the work put in to soo many of their costumes.

Alamo City was a great convention for me and my family and we are already planning on next years show.  We definitely learned a few things that we will do different next time we go, like take a back pack of snacks, and food.  I love that there is food available at the show because I hate having to break up my time going back and forth for lunch and stuff, but I hate that convention centers take full advantage of a “captive” audience.  Just like any sports event or fair I’ve ever been to, they really make sure to push it on prices.  So we will limit the amount of inside food we will need to get next time by packing it in!  LOL

Did you make it to the Alamo City Convention this year?  If so, how did you like it?  What was your favorite part?  What would you recommend for me for next time?   Or do you have any suggestions for any convention I go to?  Any cons that I need to try and get to?

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page!  Don’t forget to follow!!

Old Skewl

Alamo City Comic Con

cropped-screenshot_20160920-134936.pngGot my tickets for Alamo City Comic Con in San Antonio at the end of October!

I can’t wait to check out this Con that I have heard so much about.  This will be mine and my families first “big city” convention and we are all super excited to see what all is going to be going on that weekend.

We are in the process of trying to decide who we want to have our photo-ops with.  I plan on posting pics and videos on here when I go so be sure to subscribe to be able to check it out!

Have you ever been to this Convention? If so, do you have any pointers for us?

Will you be going to this Convention this year?  If you are, what are you most forward to seeing?

Thanks for stopping by!

Old Skewl – Marc

OverWatch!

Wanted to post up a few videos of some of the OverWatch games I’ve had lately on the PS4.  I’ve had some really fun and really frustrating games!

This was an escort mission that started out a little slow, but once we got going, it moved along pretty steady.  I catch the other team with a flank that almost wipes their team and gets me the POTG!  Enjoy!

 

Here is one of my Reinhardt matches.  I had fun on this one because my team really took advantage of Reinhardt’s shield and we got to move into the zones pretty quickly.  I got into it with the other Reinhardt and missed pinning him…I died :(.  I made up for it at the next point!!

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have you been playing any OverWatch?  What do you think about it??

PAX South!!

This is my first year to attend Pax South, located in San Antonio Texas.  This is the 2nd year of the “Southern” Pax, and I can’t wait to check it all out.  This year it runs Jan 29-31st.  I unfortunately missed Friday, but twitter, and instagram are full of posts about how great the first day was, and how much everyone is looking forward to the rest of the weekend.

Be sure to check back for my posts and impressions of this show!

I’M SO EXCITED!!!

If you have any suggestions for things I NEED to check out while I’m here please be sure to leave me some comments!! Or send me some suggestions on Twitter!!

Thanks

Old Skewl

2014 in review

I’m trying to get more consistent but at least I did more than last year!! That’s already a plus!! See you in 2015!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 430 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Good Week of Gaming!

So I’ve been trying to be more consistent with my gaming/streaming schedule and last week worked out pretty good.

On Monday I did a little of the WoW 6.0.2 update and some of the “Iron Tide” quests before the Warlords Of Draenor expansion releases.  I also worked on my twink Hunter just a bit, but never got into any BG’s so it was kind of slow going.

Wednesday I Got back in to Diablo 3 and kept leveling my demon hunter.  I finally finished the campaign by beating Diablo!!

Here are 2 videos from that night.  The first is one is of one of the last bosses before Diablo, Izual the Betrayer.

The second video is my take down of Diablo himself.  This was a pretty fun fight that started in “Heaven”, then went to the “Shadow Realm”, then back to “Heaven” to finish him off.  The fight wasn’t too bad especially since my companion (the boar)  seemed to be able to taunt and hold aggo pretty well.

I was very hesitant about playing Diablo 3 at first. It actually took me a few tries to really get into the feel of the game, but once I started my Demon Hunter character, I really started getting into it. I am now working on level progression to level cap to be able to play some of the other game modes and be involved in Rifts events for more loot!!

The last part of the week, my son and did some more Co-Op play on Diablo 3. He is leveling a witch Doctor, and I am working on a Wizard.  Our goal is to finish the campaign together. We hope to make this a regular thing.

Here is a video of our take down of Araneae, The Spider Queen.

As you can see it was a pretty good week for me on the gaming front and I’m hoping to continue  this trend!

Have you ever completed a game with someone in co-op mode?  If so which one?  Leave me a comment and let me know a good game or two that my son and I should try to go though together!

Also, be sure to follow me on twitter or on twitch so you will know when I am streaming again.  I would love to have people to chat with while I play!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Old Skewl