This is going to be a post with a lot of adventure and announcements, you guys.
You guys need to know for the next three weeks I’ll be blogging about N.E.mation 8! And wow, ok just imagine the next few lines as said by Tyra Banks or something:
IN CYCLE 8, THE RULES HAVE CHANGED (for the ambassador) AND I WILL PRESENT TO YOU… TWO TEAMS!
These two teams will be the choice of Seriously Sarah and you are invited, no, ENCOURAGED to support them!
THESE TWO TEAMS ARE: The 4 of Us II and Momento Mori.
I will inform you how to like their pages and whatnot as I BRING TO YOU behind the scenes of these two teams. And you will like their two teams for reasonssss, yes.
Reasons which I will tell you tomorrow!
And now, to our IKEA adventure.
This is a Flygdrake. It’s Swedish for flying dragon.
Continue reading Everything but Fries!
Why did I wake up so early on the 26th. It wasn’t as if it was going to be a free an easy day but whatever, I wanted to do it.
Go to the Race the Dead run in the morning at Sentosa and then to the Nanowrimo Kick-Off party in the afternoon at the library.
Continue reading And I ran
Because I am tired and there was a lot of events on Saturday. Have a mini teaser of Race the Dead.
On a related note, anyone joining Commando Challenge SG?
There was a time in 2007 where I made a game with a bunch of ladies (plus one guy who helped out!) called Rojak Institute. We premiered it at Cosfest (Singapore) and Comic Fiesta (Malaysia) in 2007 but we made the game in the one year before that. Or technically less than a year.
So it started around in mid 2006 that Kei grabbed a bunch of us writers, illustrators and programmers to do a visual novel game. Mind you, we were either working/interning/schooling. Mostly in school.
Rojak Institute had original art, story and heck MUSIC.
You can download the game for free here: Rojak Institute Episode 1 (29.3MB)
It is originally made in flash and was sold at our conventions in CD-Rs with printed bookmarks so it auto ran when you placed it in your computer.
To start, since this is a download, click opening.exe. If you’re on a Mac, click opening.swf.
Continue reading Game: Rojak Institute
We didn’t get to solve it in the end even if we had all our answers. Guess why.
Continue reading The Crazy Last Will of Dr. MAD is CRAZY
For a report on STGCC 2012, I’ve written it here on SGCafe. It’s Japanese centric so here’s just a few other memorable notes. For Andy Diggle’s panel, he says the question is not “How do I get in comic companies but how to get noticed instead”. It’s paraphrasing here and comic writing is more about cutting things out than putting it in since there’s limited pages or text you can have in a comic.
A good exercise is to start writing a story for 20 pages then cut the same story to 10 and then cut it to 5 and then see if you can cut it to 1 page.
A summary: STGCC was cool and I hope it’ll be even better in 2013 and really. Fix their ticketing system.
Read more on the other panels and stuff from Here Be Geeks!
And then, there was The Games Expo at the Singapore Expo Hall 5 last weekend.
Continue reading And so the previous conventions…
Spore con is getting better and better every year! Held at Pasir Ris East Community Club, it’s quite a far off place to get to but there’s lots of participants and attendees going there since it opened in the morning at 9am!
I arrived at around 10.30am so close enough. We had a panel on writing speculative fiction in one of the rooms there.
Jo has more about this in her post here.
Continue reading Spore-con 2012!
Like The Hunger Games? We’re holding a competition and an event at the central library!
Yes! The Hunger Games Singapore, Liyanaland and us from the HSWG will be hosting it. Click the picture for a larger version of the poster. Mainly though, you can RSVP for the event here. The competition itself will let you win Hunger Games merch and books. There’s the:
- Short story contest (500-2000 words) – Tell us how life in the Capitol would be like. Open to all.
- Costume art contest. Two categories: Above 16 years old and under 16 years old. Design a tribute costume with a short description of your entry. 800px in jpg format.
For both competitions, send it to DENG_Anqi@nlb.gov.sg with the email titled “Hunger Games Short Story Contest 2012” or “Hunger Games Costume Art Contest 2012” by 9 June.
The event itself will be on 17 June from 2pm to 5pm at the central library! Yes. Feel free to dress up as the characters too.
Win Book Depository Vouchers!
Also, do YOU want to win Book Depository vouchers up to $20? Liyanaland has a competition on her website here for more details on that. Seriously, if you like buying books especially from BD, go look at it since the competition is super simple.
Continue reading The Hunger Games… Vouchers… and Diablo 3?
It’s the Dance Central Champitionships 2012! Here’s a copy pasta of it from XBOX Singapore:
Jump into the region’s 1st national dance competition powered by the amazing Kinect for Xbox 360. Compete in Solo, Doubles or Junior categories and head into the Ultimate Dance-Off! Over $15,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won! Qualify from 13 Feb 2012 and witness the finale at Plaza Singapura from 6-8 Apr 2012!
Right now you can still check out the official page of it here to register or check out the info of where it’ll be.
The competition is fun! They’re actually going around the different malls and schools like some traveling Pokemon gym but with no Pokemon and a lot more dancing! 5 April 2012 is the last day to qualify before they do their semi final, finals and then the ultimate dance off.
Continue reading Dance Central 2 – THE DANCE OFF!
We’re doing a game on both days and we have stuff to give away that are pretty nice! For one thing, we’re doing this cause we like playing games, heh heh.
COME AND SEARCH FOR ME at those specific times! I’ll be hanging at a specific booth for at least 30 minutes for each session. If no one picks up the prize at the first timing, it snowballs to the next session!
You can find out where by checking out the twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/herebegeeks or you can just try to hunt me down then if it’s not too crowded. Cause hey, I’ll be at one location for 30 minutes, that should be enough to look ALL around the hall anyway!