Bak.Anime is Bakersfield's annual anime convention, and this year local gamers got a room all to themselves for running tournaments and demos. Miniature Wargames were represented with events for Warmachine/Hordes and Malifaux. Take the ticket. Ride the ride.
Internet LOL memes are popular among my friends, and I've made a few demotivationals in my day but this was something I couldn't resist. During a Warmachine tournament at Bak.Anime 2011(Bakersfield's Anime Convention) our localHeroclix judge (Percy from the Pirates vs. Pirates Battle Report) gave us a promotional HeroClix figure of Marvel Comics' Warmachine, and from that point the joke just told itself.
We had a blast at the Con, and we exposed Warmachine/Hordes to Bakersfield's greater geek population. And I got enough footage to produce at least three-to-four different videos (including two complete battle reports), so on that front I'm happy.
DiceRage.Com is a new website for showcasing miniature wargame related videos. And serve as a central location in finding such videos for a verity of games. A community for content creators to both expand their audience and interact with viewers. A community for content creators to collaborate together on crossover projects. And, a site to give exposure to new and exciting games that would otherwise get overlooked anywhere else.
I did a reedit of the SoCal Smackdown Interviews with the addition of commentary about my experiences at the convention. As originally described back in September, "The SteamPoweredTV Crew travels to the 2010 SoCal Smackdown gaming convention in Anaheim, Ca. In this video we talk to the organizer of the convention, the west coast rep for Catalyst Game Labs, and the game developer behind Rezolution and Warlands."