by Sean Holmes*Waives fingers* You WILL go next year.
When I first heard from my colleagues at Castwave Studios that we were going to Intervention, my thoughts were level with my shoes. In other words, my expectations were low. Then, I went to the event. I couldn't have been more incorrect.
Intervention (internet + convention) is what would happen if the Geekdom, Nerdism, and combined interests of the internet (minus the porn), jumped out of your devices into neatly arranged convention tables. Add the most friendly people you can imagine, another addition of a heaping teaspoon (F**k it! the whole container!) of Retro Gaming from MAGfest, and this cliched recipe analogy is complete.
Words fail to describe how awesome it was to be networking for Castwave Studios. The activity that really drew me in to love this convention so much was the NETWORKING! I mean the REAL PERSON-TO-PERSON networking you simply CANNOT get through social (thumbs up your butt) media that has made an entire nation into lazy cattle. Not to say Social Networking is not valid -- in person is just simply better.
Even from the convention floor, stuck at our table (photo above), we were constantly in contact with convention attendees and even the vendors themselves. Sharing similar interests with your fellow nerd is one of the finer things in life and why the Hotel business is still booming. I recommend this convention to anyone who has enjoyed things on the internet. Which is to say, EVERYONE. Please check out the numerous links from the convention attendees this year.
LINKS TO YOUR ZELDA (ha)
Slackjaw De-Animation Specialists
Rob and Dan
TauRadio Independent Broadcasting
Shawn Padriac Murphy
Hello The Future
Bittersweet Candy Bowl
Of Dice And Men
Bonus Vines from Intervention