Speaking of comics, I had an opportunity to play with a new App for reading comics with the Oculus VR system. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the idea. I like the immersion into the comic but the actual reading is a little on the difficult side. It seem very well suited to a comic heavily dependent on visuals and not so much on the words. The App I used was Madefire’s app and with their Motion Book format. Keep in mind this is a new idea on how to present a story & is still in the early stages of development. I can certainly see this format developing into some pretty amazing products. Madefire just received another round of funding for further R&D. It’s worth keeping an eye on the new tech & if a chance presents it’s self- take a watch & let us know what you think.
I thought some folks might like to take a glimpse of what goes into providing geeks with information from a con. The picture to your left is most of the writers, 90% are quite & busy writing the articles and blog posts we all read & enjoy. Outside this area are much larger number of press folks talking and some even doing interviews. I had an opportunity to take a picture of the i09 system.
My next stop was my first press room. I had applied to NYCC for press primarily on the basis of my involvement with the Englishman in San Diegos’ weekly Hangout, A Cup O’ Tea with an Englishman. But once all the press releases started coming in, both me & the Editor of the FoCC blog started getting excited I decided to apply for a few press rooms. Needless to say I was a bit on the nervous side going into my first one but I remembered my training in Theatre and with some help on the questions, I made it through in decent style. I’ll be doing a write up on the show Black Sail at a later date, suffice to say, it was a very interesting and informative time. I was able to record the panel.
I’ll wrap up the day with a few pictures from the Black sails panel and Marvel’s Agents of Shield panel.