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October 30, 2011

Free to a Good Home: Core Hound Puppy


That’s right! To celebrate my triumphant return from Blizzon 2011, I am giving one core hound puppy away to a lucky new forever home.

Which is to say, I’m giving away one of these bad boys:

Full goody bag list at Game Geex!

It’s a Vasco authenticator, and if you don’t have this in either key fob or mobile form on your smartphone, you don’t get an adorable minipet for free. But also, your account can be more vulnerable to hacking. WoW accounts are among some of the most valuable returns on hacking for gold-selling; don’t let your account become a statistic.  No excuses, this puppy’s free!

How to enter: leave a comment on this post between October 30th (that’s today!) and November 5th.  That’s all!  If you want to write a hilarious story about how aliens from outer space ate your authenticator, even better.  At the end of the contest, I’ll run all the comment entries through a random number generator and contact the winner to get shipping information.

I hear random number generators help prevent scenarios like this.
October 27, 2011

Son I am Disappoint


I’m back from Blizzcon and in true con fashion, I came home with a tiny attached guest – the common cold.  So I’m sitting in my alliance hoodie with a box of tissue soul-bound to my hand.  In spite of the backlog of work emails sitting in my inbox, I’m actually glad for the respite and rest, even if it does involve nails in the back of my throat.

Blizzcon was a whirlwind of 17 hours days, goggling at gorgeous cosplay, being Canadian in an American’s world (“It’s in the bowl over there.” “Bull?” “Bowl.” “Bull??” “No, the bowl. BOWL.”) and awesome panels. But.


(Trigger warning for suicide after the jump.)


October 20, 2011

Blizzcon, here I come!

Hope to see you there!
October 11, 2011

Time Flies When You Chuck it Out the Window


Things that are coming up way too fast for my tastes:

Blizzcon (ten days, holy crap!)
Nanowrimo (twenty days, holy crap!)

In both cases, I feel, in the words of Illidan, NOT PREPARED.  Having to renew my passport in an emergency rush when I found out I was going to Blizzcon after all at the end of August made things feel like I had time, and all of the sudden Thanksgiving is over and it’s less than two weeks away.  Not to mention I was distracted by a certain global story…. writing… contest.

If you’re going to be there, look for the girl with the shiny silver gnomish engineer goggles on the top of her head and say hey!  I hope to be live-tweeting news from the following panels, so be sure to click my twitter button if you’ve a hankering for news on:

– Opening Ceremony
– WoW general preview
– Class Talent System (WoW)
– Blizzard Publishing
– Diablo III Lore
– Classes/Items/Professions Q&A (WoW)
– Open Q&A (WoW)
– Lore and Story Q&A (WoW)
– Closing Ceremony

And a discussion: are you excited about Nanowrimo’s new website? Are you participating this year?  Let’s chat about your ideas!