Friday, April 17, 2020

Indefinite Hiatus

It's been a while, and part of that was because I was putting off the inevitable announcement that I'm here to make. Not a reason I really want to post at all, but since I'm not traveling to shows, conventions, or haunts, and mostly just trying to survive during this period of uncertainty in the world, I have no idea when I'll get back to posting here or even if I ever will.

That last part is the scary thing.

This site, and everything that I've been able to do with it and share with the world has been a huge part of my life but it's also a huge part of my past and it may end up not being part of the future either. I really just don't know and I've had to spend a long time dealing with that concept, and even grieving over it a good bit.

No, the site isn't going to go anywhere, I'll keep maintaining it but as far as updates go, I'm just not there right now. I have too many other projects going on and a few are also going to be put in a similar situation. The main reason is that it's just hard to do what these sites are about where I am in life at the moment. Personally, I think that things will come back in the future. How they do that is another matter entirely and very much dependent on a lot of factors, some that I don't know exist yet probably.

So, for now, this is me keeping the light on but closing the door. I'll check in from time to time, but until further notice, operations here have ceased. I will be back doing haunt reviews, and other coverage but it may not be here. So, keep an eye out.

Love you all for everything you've given me over the years and I look forward to working with everyone again on the next projects as they come our way!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Taking Some More Time

Quick Update!

As of right now, I'm still on hiatus. I've talked about the reasons why the site hasn't been so active over the past year or so a couple of times now. Things in that department really haven't changed and lately I've been having to deal with a lot of medical issues and getting them sorted, as well as figuring out just what kinds of impacts those are going to have on the future of things here.

That said, I am planning to get things rolling once more in 2020. Why so late and not right now? I don't know the answer to that fully. Some of it is that I should have a clearer picture of things by then on the health front, and I should be able to travel a little more easily.

I can say that things will likely be light next year. Right now I think that there's really only a few events that I'll be able to get to but we'll see when we get there, I don't want to jinx anything before I even get there.

What does this mean for the other sites? Well, here's a quick breakdown of that!

  • - Will be getting some love this Halloween. Not much, but easing into things a little more there. Hoping maybe next year a haunt or two again. We'll see, but news will start happening more often! 
  • - Continually getting updates on things related to my Twitch Stream and activities around such. 
  • Unknown Theme Park Site - Still unknown! 

And yeah, that about wraps that up on those.

For now, you can follow on the various Twitter accounts and things like that to see what's going on.

I want to thank everyone for their patience through this, and I'm hoping that 2020 and beyond is as amazing as we can make it together.

Keep safe and kick ass!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Convention Travel List for 2019!

Okay, yeah, this is a bit early on and I'm really not sure what events that I'll be able to get to personally, but I do have a short list of ones that I would love to at least get back to. A couple here are even first time events for me, or at least would be.

There are mostly furry conventions on here, which isn't a huge surprise given my interests around here but in the past I've focused more on Anime conventions in some years as well. So, its' time for the furry convention circuit to rise a bit more once again!

So, without mincing words too much more, here's the list!

July 4th-7th: Anthrocon!

This is a convention that I simply adore, and I haven't been to for a couple of years now. Getting back to Pittsburgh for this one really high on my list. However, if not someone from the site will be there to cover it in all it's glory.

Speaking of, check out this amazing video from last year's event done by our partners at LatticeRose Studios.

July 26th-August 11th: Pennsic War

This event is near and dear to my heart. I've been going for more years than I can remember and it's more of a pilgrimage than anything else. Sure, it's not exactly a convention as it's a 16 day long medieval reenactment camping event, but it is what I call home.

I'm not sure if this is one that I will hit, and something I don't necessarily cover that much, but I do talk about it enough around here and other places online that I think it should be included on the list...

October 4th-6th: Alamo City Furry Invasion

A new challenger has appeared! No, seriously, I've never been to this one before and only seen pictures posted on Twitter, but the event looks like a ton of fun and definitely would be a cool thing to go see. Not to mention the fact that this year's theme is Cyberpunk, and that's a really hard thing for me to steer clear of...I love love the genre so much it's almost scary.

The other benefit is that this one is a bit closer than Pennsylvania for me as well, seeing as how I live in Southeastern New Mexico now, a six hour drive to San Antonio is a bit easier than getting to Pennsylvania, right?

December 5th-8th: Midwest FurFest

On my bucket list for a long time now, and I almost ended up going back in 2016, but everything in my life kind of went to shit and back. That said, I have never been to Chicago, and always wanted to. So, what better way to go about that than hitting up a FurCon at the same time?!

That said, it's looking like we'll have staff on site either way for this one this year but not entirely sure on that one yet.

And there ya have it, the list of things that I hope to get to for the site here. Right now it's looking good for a couple of them, maybe. I don't really know for sure with things, and a lot just depends on what I can afford to get to. I hope all of them, but I'll take just a couple out of the lot here as well!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Photography Challenge: Week 1 - Story Telling: Self-Portrait

So, I've decided to try something this year. Something to make my own abilities in an area that I love grow and improve. In this case, photography and I think a 52wk challenge is just the sort of thing that's needed to see what happens throughout the year.

Not only will help with skills and all, but will likely get me out of the house more, which isn't bad either!

First week's challenge was a sort of "self portrait without the subject", a way of taking a picture that explains you, but without in it. A sort of encapsulation of things. Not easy to do, but I think I may have lucked out in having a pretty awesome backdrop for streaming. Kind of just came to me, the lighting was a lucky break...

No filters, just what the lens and sensor captured. I think it's pretty good. Definitely not my best work, but it'll do for this part of the challenge and got my brain kicking in the creative space again. Something that was sorely needed as of late. Anyway, there will be one of these a week as we go through. Next week? Rule of Thirds Motion. That's gonna be interesting!