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Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:14:13 Reply

I was preparing to make a big front page post thanking everyone for coming out to the Big Apple Con in NYC when Luis beat me to it and summed things up pretty well. But I'll make a post anyway and try to out-list him!

So the whole idea for a NY con came up last summer at the San Diego Comic-Con, when MindChamber was like "Fuck this west coast shit, we need some east coast love." I've been totally conned out from the mixture of Comic-Con, PAX, IGF, SlamDance and SXSW, (2007 was so busy I never even made pages for any of the cons) so I told MC that if he could pull it together, I'd pay the expenses and show up. I didn't want any more distractions, with Castle Crashers still in development after three years.

MC began plotting with Luis and Eric Black and decided the Big Apple Con (a NY comic convention) would be a good place to start. Eric got us signed up for two tables, Luis rented a van, MC prepped a DVD, made flyers, patches and a fancy price list poster, while Bob packed up a bunch of existing merch from the store. Swain came by the office and helped load up the van before the guys (MC, Luis, Swain) left Friday afternoon to get set up in NYC.

April and I showed up on Saturday and the booth was running like clockwork! A number of NG regulars helped set up and run the booth, including EyeLovePoozy (who normally visits NG from his crane above the Miami skyline), TomaMoto, Krinkels, Afro-Ninja and LeftHandedSock.

Lots of other NG regulars showed up, including Nogfish, Nathanial and Bryce Millburn, DarkShadow8181, Radioactive24, El-Presidente, mynamewontfitin, Techno, TSstudios, Cz-Backlash, Kirbopher15 and others!

The artists got to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. The convention was a lot smaller than the San Diego Comic-Con, but we still got a good turnout and had a lot of fun. We're planning to get more mobile and tackle more cons in the future. I'm considering Wizard World Philadelphia (June 2009) and maybe something in Chicago or Florida. We'll have to check out our options.

A ton of NG regulars will be at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 24-27th! Check out this list of attendees that RubberNinja has been maintaining.

I will be at the Behemoth booth, showcasing a FINISHED BUILD of Castle Crashers and pimping CC / NG merch. With CC wrapping up, my attention will be turning heavily to making games for NG again, after a two year lull since that K-Fed game. Words can't describe how excited I am. :)

Speaking of excitement, here are the winners for BEST OF MAY!

TOP FIVE MOVIES

1. 2 - The Story of Khale
2. Chuck's New Tux!
3. Brawl Taunts
4. Deep Sexy Space
5. Irod Bad!

TOP FIVE GAMES

1. The Last Stand 2
2. Tactical Assassin 2
3. Journeys of Reemus
4. Music Catch
5. Meet and Fuck Leila

RUNNER-UP MOVIES

6. Bad Baby
7. Spares
8. Tank Epic
9. Apples.
10. Weebl and Bob : Frank
11. Sonic Shorts Volume 3
12. Skittles N' Dickz
13. Primal War 17
14. Tmnt: Rebel Theme
15. LL - The Cookie Jar
16. NEW LIFE- English version
17. Dubya Doo 4: John McCain
18. 4 Swords Misadventures 5
19. The Promises
20. GT - Monster Trainer

RUNNER-UP GAMES

6. Ignite people on Fire
7. 6 Differences
8. Go Go Plant!
9. James The Pirate Zebra
10. Head's Rush
11. TBA++
12. Sittin' at a Bar
13. Chronotron
14. BR's Reelin' Roundup
15. Platform Racing 2
16. Xeno Tactic 2
17. Alien Slayer 3D
18. Draw My Thing
19. MonstersDen:Book of Dread
20. Music Bounce

The randomly selected voter of the month and winner of $100 is ConstantOne!

Winners (top 5 games, top 5 movies, voter) should PM Bob with the following info:

1. Whether you are splitting the award with co-authors, and how that split works.
2. Your name, for the check.
3. Your name, as you want it to appear on the certificate.
4. Your mailing address (be sure to include zip code, country, etc.)
5. Your t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
6. Your t-shirt preference. Pick anything from the store and make sure we have your size in stock!

Congrats to everyone who won! And sorry for this MASSIVE POST!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:14:49 Reply

Finally, it's not a BBS reg winning the monthly voters prize!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:19:35 Reply

congrats everyone!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:19:39 Reply

You should do something outside of the US.


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:21:48 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:20 AM, Techno wrote: Oh and tom show april this picture lol.

What's that between his legs? O.o

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:21:56 Reply

well thats good to know


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:22:24 Reply

Congratulations to the winners.


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:23:52 Reply

I have to say that the Khale movie was one that deserved its place in the top five; one thing that annoys me on occasion is when you have a submission that gets there simply due to fanboyism. Thankfully, that doesn't appear to be the case with this one.

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:26:29 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:14 AM, TomFulp wrote: The randomly selected voter of the month and winner of $100 is ConstantOne!

How do you guys even know he's active?


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:28:40 Reply

I was hoping win the 100$ :(

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:28:47 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:20 AM, Techno wrote: Oh and tom show april this picture lol.

Hah, nuclear shoes.

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:30:17 Reply

Congrats to the winners!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:31:04 Reply

congrats to all the winners and everyone who came out to NY.. i'll be putting together a semi-decent gallery this week. If you have any photos you want me to include PM me

I wish Bad Baby made it to the top 5 animations! Oh well, atleast Khale and Chuck's held their own


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:32:58 Reply

I got a few nice pictures of the dick pages and with you too. Damn, I have to buy ANOTHER shirt because I got it in the wrong size :).

I'll hope to go to the next East Coast meet-up or Con if you guys are planning on it!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:38:28 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:14 AM, TomFulp wrote: MindChamber was like "Fuck this west coast shit, we need some east coast love."

I know! Wait, I'm English.

Congrats to everyone who won! And sorry for this MASSIVE POST!

It's cool, man.


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:40:51 Reply

Heres all that Tom did while everyone else was hard at work setting up his booth. And yes his shoes always glow.

Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:41:45 Reply

Woohoo!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:45:42 Reply

I think it would be so fucking awesome!!!!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:47:51 Reply

congrats

and hi tom


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:50:28 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:40 AM, Luis wrote: Heres all that Tom did while everyone else was hard at work setting up his booth. And yes his shoes always glow.

Seriously, what's up with that?

Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:52:21 Reply

man I wish could of gone, I hear it was big this year and nice job everyone!!!


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 10:53:46 Reply

TOP FIVE GAMES.

5.Meet and Fuck Leila. Why am I not surprised.

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:04:24 Reply

I wanted to go so fucking bad. But I had too much work to go :(

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:07:47 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:14 AM, TomFulp wrote:
April and I showed up on Saturday and the booth was running like clockwork! A number of NG regulars helped set up and run the booth, including EyeLovePoozy (who normally visits NG from his crane above the Miami skyline), TomaMoto, Krinkels, Afro-Ninja and LeftHandedSock.

HAHA

It was my pleasure man.
I'm just glad I was there to handle the "slightly unsavory" aspects of getting the booth ready.
Like "acquiring" the dolly we used to haul all the NG stuff from the van to the booth.
Finding and "borrowing" some pipes (for the NG banner) and garbage bags to protect the merchandise from prying/greedy eyes and other things I probably shouldn't go into here. lol

You and your darling wife were a pleasure to be around during dinner and drinks as well as Swain, Mind Chamber, Tomamoto, Bob and his Dutch GF, Krinkels, Afro-Ninja, some of the young users that tagged along but I can't recall their names and of course Luis.

SHRIMP POP BURGERS AND BUTTERY NIPPLE SHOTS FTW!

Remember that you and April have a climb up a tower crane pass that doesn't expire!

Just give me a shout a day ahead so I can score you a hard hat and some gloves to protect those soft as a babys ass hands of yours....

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:09:26 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:14 AM, TomFulp wrote:
The randomly selected voter of the month and winner of $100 is ConstantOne!

OMG! Unintentional Smash TV reference! ROFL!

Oh yeah, congrats to the winners, Khale was tons of fun! One day I'll go to a Con... one day.

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:12:58 Reply

At 6/10/08 10:53 AM, Oblidios wrote: TOP FIVE GAMES.

5.Meet and Fuck Leila. Why am I not surprised.

................................Hell To The YEAH!!!!

Toms A LAZY Bastard LOLZ

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:19:23 Reply

Oh my god you should bring it to kentucky. i wish i could gp

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:20:39 Reply

A month really doesn't take long now.

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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:21:31 Reply

Man, I can't believe I missed the NYC Big Apple Con.... I feel like shit right now. I could of met the leaders. :0


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Response to Best of May 2008 and Big Apple Con! 2008-06-10 11:27:38 Reply

CURSED BE YOU FUCKING IROD BAD!

Haha, no, really.


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