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A few days ago we released a new video to go with a beautiful new released game, Dying Light. Ballsrog sits down and shows us how to survive a Zombie apocalypse with all the sound effects included. A huge thank you to the team for such a beautiful video, with a funky beat! Enjoy this gem, because there are more to follow.

 

Another Friday another episode, we are hitting a good stride and we appreciate our followers that always come back. This weeks show had a severe lack of Rog, as BallsRog was unable to join us with the usual shenanigans. However he responded to jokes with calling in from the “Skreets”. There were short jokes tossed at James, and covering the news of losing Monty Oum, animator for Rooster Teeth. Corey rocked out the Top5@5 with a BallsRog impersonation. Gather round and have a laugh, enjoy us while work is dragging or you are blowing it up in a video game!

NERDSYNQ

http://nerdsynq.podomatic.com/entry/2015-02-06T10_15_41-08_00

What’s up ladies and gentleman! 2014 is coming to a close and we are hoping that 2015 really turns everything around. We have great writers coming on board, and more than enough content to post for your viewing pleasure–but we forgot to mention that we have a new show. These very very important things that slip our minds. For that we apologize for not trafficking it through the appropriate channels, but we hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

 

 

NERDSYNQ

 

 

 

This year I was smart. I came out to Indianapolis, Indiana the night before the con began. I was able to obtain free parking about 30 minutes outside of downtown and got a ride into town from a friend. First obstacle averted. Next, obtain proper lodging. Luckily I had a floor of a hotel room reserved for me, and a blow-up queen size mattress from my friend Basia, I was all ready to go.

The first day begins early. In line at 7am to pick-up a press badge. Pick-up starts at 7:30, doors open at 10. I wanted to get in line and pick up my early access pass. First 100 press in line get to get in at 9am. Beat the crowds into the dealer and vendor area and pick up my merchandise before the wild trampling begins. Opening ceremonies begin, the first dice are rolled, big fuzzy ones. The roll is two 5s. Good signs to come, hopefully. There are at least 3,000 people jammed up at the door, ready to rush to get their con exclusive pieces. The doors open and they are off to the races! With me safely hanging out with the balloon sculptor, Tim, I watch as the masses run into the con. As Tim begins to build his amazing balloon sculptor for this years convention, I sit back knowing that I do not need to fight with people to get anything I want within the con.

There were many cosplayers. You had people as Deadpool all the way to a male Misty from Pokemon. There was an area set up for the cosplayers to hang out in front of a sign so people knew where the pictures were from, but of course people don’t seem to take well to directions or read what they are. Now time for a little tangent. If you pay for a convention ticket, and hang out in an area that does not require a ticket for 95% of the time you are at the convention, why would you waste the money in buying a 4-day pass? Why not just buy a single day pass and buy what you want that day and just hang out in the common area the rest of the time. It’s not my money, but why not save it.

Enough of that. I would say at least 10,000 people walked through the doors that day, if not more. I have never seen a place more packed in every isle. There was 30 isles going one way with another 3 crossing the opposite directions. And they were all full! The convention is bound to break their attendance record again this year, but I don’t know how many more people the convention center can hold. From my understanding, this is the 3rd largest convention center in the world. THE WORLD! They set the record last year at just short of 50,000 people. And that does not even include all of the people walking through the convention center that just work in the city. The looks on the locals faces that had not seen a con before was priceless. People had their jaws dropped at outfits and looks that a regular con goer wouldn’t even look twice at.

One of my main focuses was helping out my friend, Tim the balloon sculptor. He has created for Gen Con for the past two years. His first year he crafted a fire-breathing dragon. Last year he made Cthulhu, 18 feet tall, 30 feet wide. A HUGE piece. This year is more photo friendly. A minitar fighting a barbarian and a sorceress. He finished his main work by the middle of today, Friday. People are now able to take their pictures with the pieces, pretend to fight with them and have a good time. On Saturday night they will be auctioned off and the highest bidder gets to destroy the pieces that were created in such a short time. The proceeds will go to the charity GLEANERS, which is a food pantry that provides food to those that are having problems with providing meals for themselves. Last year he raised $1,000. This year he hopes to raise over $1,500. Along with the main pieces, he will be creating wearable pieces. One of which is Emmet from the Lego Movie. Another piece is a Dalek from Doctor Who.

There is so much going on and so much to do in Indy, that I need to absorb more over the next two days. Learn a few new games and try to find more creative cosplayers. As from above, this is only the first part of my article since this is only the halfway point of the convention. If you would like to view pictures I have taken, please check out our facebook page. Also please check out CaveRadio Broadcasting, where we have a live show on Thursdays from 4-5pm eastern time.

Detroit Fanfare

PallyDOTS —  31/10/2013 — Leave a comment
Corey interviewing Jay Bonansinga

Corey interviewing Jay Bonansinga

The weekend was full of firsts. It was the first weekend that the entire local NerdSynq crew attended a conference as press. We were able to obtain interviews with top of the line media guests at a convention.

The convention is now complete after three days of fun in Dearborn, MI at the Adoba Hotel. It was quite an experience to say the least. There were many things to see, and all three days were needed to see and talk to as many people as we could. We were able to talk to Indie writers and artists to people that write for The Walking Dead and draw for comic books of Regular Show.

Not knowing what to expect, we came in with a blank slate on Friday and examined the grounds to find our course of action for Saturday and Sunday. We already knew that there was a 24-hour video gaming area that would be used to defeat anyone who got in our way when we needed a break from interviews or at 4 am when there were no interviews to be had. As usual, Ballsrog was taking on all opponents from ages 6-16 and destroying them with one fowl UGGGH!

Saturday was an early morning for the NerdSynq crew. One of our first interviews of the day was with Jay Bonansinga of Walking Dead fame. He is a co-writer of the Walking Dead series, which the TV show is based off of. Jay was at the convention as a guest of local comic book shop Comic City. Some other guests that were attending the convention were Dan Fogler, Chris Yost, and the voices of the TV show Futurama.

Ndamukong Suh and Israel Idonije

Ndamukong Suh and Israel Idonije

One of the big attractions for us was to get to talk to and interact with local writers and artists. There was a whole room of just local people that we were not able to talk to everyone. Even so, we were able to talk to self taught Detroit artist E.L. McColors……..who drew and wrote his comic book on why drugs and alcohol are bad for kids and teenagers. We were also able to talk to local artists/writers Chad Kovah, Brian Shopp and Rob Kaminski, better known as Decayed Minds Comics. We had a great time talking to them about American Bloodlust, Truepower, and Ramen.

For those sport fans out there, the Detroit Lions were represented at the convention with Israel Idonije with his comic book The Protectors. Toward the end of his signing session, Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh made a surprise appearance to take some pictures with the fans and support his teammate.

As previously stated, at the very top level of the hotel, Dead State Pavilion hosted a 24 hour gaming room like no other. At least 20 TVs with XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and Gamecube hooked up with games like Injustice, Lego Marvel Heroes, and Super Smash Bros just to name a few.

The convention was at a great location, with lots of room to move and room for people to cosplay. There was no lack in that department. It was hard to believe that 3 days could go by so quickly yet take so long at the same time. That 24 hours video game room was no help in how long the weekend felt.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page and YouTube page for interviews and other videos from Detroit Fanfare 2013! Also don’t forget to donate toward the top of the page!