Archive for October, 2010
Just a quick post with some pictures. Facts 2010 was pretty good ! Mostly better than last year in any case, more roomy, more stuff to see. Not everything improved unfortunately, the Q&A sessions with the actors were held on the main floor (lots of background noise) with very limited seating. so that’s one thing they need to improve next year. I did buy some stuff though, 2 cool tshirts (Autobots and stormtrooper). I couldn’t find a fluffy Darth Vader for the kid though
The photoshoots were the best part though, I got a picture of me with Jewel Staite (Firefly and Stargate Atlantis), Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager and Stargate Atlantis) and the guys from the A-Team. Check out all the pictures here.
This is going to be a long one, many things to talk about in no particular order ! Ready … Set … GO !
We’ll start with what is fresh in my memory: BlizzCon ! For this year also known as DisappointmentCon. I bought the live stream, had some friends over, got out the drinks and snacks and waited with full anticipation for the big announcements … which didn’t come. At all. Now I realize that they had already told almost everything about Diablo 3 (except the last class), Cataclysm is public knowledge and they weren’t going to say much about Heart of the Swarm. However, they are working on a new game, couldn’t they at least do a suggestive poster or something ? Or give a release date for Diablo 3 ? Big disappointment and a bit wasted money on the live stream. At least my friend and I had a good time afterward playing some Starcraft 2 to take our minds of it, and Katrien had cooked an awesome dinner (and pie !).
Now that I’m ranting I’ll get it all over with so we can end on a positive note What is wrong with Belgium and baby stores ??? I’m sure I’m not the only geek in this country, do we really only have shops that sell baby stuff with bears and fluffy animals ? I want something fantasy / science fiction related ! A cute dragon or a funny wizard or something … That we don’t have the really cool stuff that you can find in the US on ThinkGeek I can understand (but still sad about it) but really, fluffy animals ? That’s all we’ve got ? Geeks unite !
Anyways, moving on. Today we’re going back to the baby store to pick out a present for friends of us who just had a baby. In the meantime we’ll look at some buggies for ourselves (really wanted the ATAT Walker one, but even if they did have it I think Katrien would veto it )
Last weekend I went to visit Valery. We went to the movies … twice (right after each other, we are so old school !). Legend of the Guardians and Despicable Me. Both were good movies, especially the second one was funny. Guardians was mainly very pretty, even though we had a small scare there that it started in Dutch but it was corrected thank god Other than that we tried out some new mini games on the PS3 and the new move controller. Fun times.
I also went back to Ukraine for work. And as usual the weather sucked, it really follows us around. Had some good times with the team though. We went bowling, which was great to get to know the new guys.
Talking about teambuilding, we did some of that with the Belgian Thomas Cook IT department as well. We had another LAN party at the Outpost. It was pretty good, Java team has some new great gamers, Vincent really wiped the floor with me in Starcraft 2
Tomorrow I’m going to Facts again (Science Fiction / Fantasy convention thing), should be fun. There are some people from Stargate coming, Jewel Staite and Robert Picardo (aka the doctor from Star Trek Voyager). Face and Murdock from the old A-Team will also be present. A good geeky afternoon
With that I’m going to conclude, baby store time again !