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Montreal Independent Games Festival 2016

MIGF 2016 Poster | Gamerwife.com

Over the weekend Rick and I had the extreme pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Montreal Independent Games Festival (MIGF for short). As you might recall, I was actually a judge at last year’s event, but this year I was able to attend as a civilian and go at my own pace. Sadly, as we had another event later that day we didn’t end up getting to try all of the games, but I definitely saw a few things I’m…

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Otakuthon 2016

Otakuthon 2016 Cosplay Overwatch Reaper Tracer Mei | Gamerwife.com

Due to prior commitments I was only able to attend one day on this year’s Otakuthon convention, unlike last year where I was around for the full 3 days. This meant that I had to be very disciplined about which panels I attended and how much time I could spend in the dealer’s room. Which I guess was better for my wallet than my comiccon experience. Yikes. Despite being somewhat weary last year, this year I dove in enthusiastically. There’s…

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Montreal Comiccon 2016 Part 2: LOOT!

Montreal Comiccon 2016 art by Yien Yip | Gamerwife.com

As I mentioned in Part 1 of my Montreal Comiccon 2016 recap, I spent a lot of money on art this year. Like, a LOT. I mean, I went in with a budget and a plan… I blame my friend Anne for enabling my art hoarding tendencies. That said, I genuinely LOVE everything I bought, although finding room on our walls is going to be a whole other story. My first bit of loot was technically free as it was…

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Montreal Comiccon 2016 Part 1

Montreal Comiccon Nichelle Nicols | Gamerwife.com

Although I haven’t been able to travel to any conventions this year, I did make a point of buying a ticket from Montreal Comiccon 2016. Not nearly as big as SDCC or even something like Wondercon, Montreal Comiccon is slowly growing in size and reputation. In particular they’re investing a lot in having a strong video game presence, with a lot of people I know serving on panels or showing their games. The day started with Geek Girl Brunch Montreal’s…

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How To Solo A Convention

How To Solo a Convention | Gamerwife.com

While brainstorming about posts I could write in anticipation of PAX East, I realized that I have a weird habit when it comes to conventions: I usually end up attending them alone. Sure, I’ll show up with a group or share accommodations with a bunch of people, but when it comes to my day to day schedule I’m 100% on my own. Part of this is due to the fact that Rick hates crowds and lines, so conventions are pretty…

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