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?

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Diablo 3!!

Hey there!  If you are back again one thing has stayed constant this month…my play through of Diablo 3.

After beating the main game I decided to get the “Reaper of Souls” expansion.  This expansion includes a higher level cap (70), a new act (Act V), a new playable character (the Crusader) and alternate game modes after reaching level 60, (Rifts and Bounties).

I jumped into Act V with my Demon Hunter that was level 47 and all I can say is that I am hooked more than ever!

The story is Great! This time we are on the hunt for Death himself! The different areas that you are sent to during the story are beautifully drawn and the the new monsters that you encounter are bigger, badder, and more dangerous than ever.

One thing that I have liked about this expansion are the “events” that take place throughout the story.  These are basically side missions that offer a break from the story but a chance for more experience, gold, and loot…we love loot!

Below is a video of a few of the events that I found while traveling through Westmarch Commons.  This is the beginning area of Act V, that starts the transition into the main story.

Clip one is at The Killing Floor. I meet up with Uzkez – The Annihilator. I got a Legendary Crossbow off of him and Ding 48 with the turn in.

Clip two is at the House of Deep Sorrow. Here I see Lady Victoria and after saving her, she turns on me. She dropped the “Horrible Secret” Lore Book, which you need to read for the “People Finder” achievement.

Last clip is at Tustine’s Brewery. Fhosgrave the Usurper – the Vile Reaper, is the boss in this area. I didn’t get any decent drops from him, but still a fun and quick fight.

I really like the extra’s that Blizzard has added in this expansion.  Even though I have yet to try any of the Level 60 game modes, I definitely feel i have gotten my moneys worth with this new Act and all of the side quests that are just in the story mode.

Hopefully by the next time I write here I will have my Demon Hunter to Level 70, I will have defeated Death (again),  and I will have had a chance to run some of the Rifts and Bounties and acquired more Epic Loot.

What was the last game that you played that had a great expansion or updated content?

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