KingsIsle Goes to Realmscon
KingsIsle recently went to Realmscon in beautiful Corpus Christi where con goers went to celebrate anime and gaming and to basically have fun with like-minded people–a great location coupled with great people and you’ve got the recipe for a great time!
If you’ve never been to a con, they are typically full of fans of different sci-fi, fantasy, and anime films, comics, and games, and about half of these fans don’t just show up in their street clothes! You’ll see colorful costumes and wacky fun all around you. Realmscon didn’t disappoint in this regard. There were plenty of people dressing for the occasion. In typical con fashion, we also found a lot of fan-made art, clothing, books, posters, and all kinds of fun stuff for sale. Vendors love cons! And last but definitely not least, every con has a packed schedule of events that con-goers can really get into. Members of KingsIsle participated in a handful of these panels.
One panel that KingsIsle hosted was about “How to get into the video game industry.” We all introduced ourselves, talked a small bit about our jobs, and then answered questions from the audience. It was great to see so many budding programmers, designers, and artists out in the audience. Jeff Toney hosted the discussion and fielded questions from the audience. The big takeaway piece of advice from us? Well, to generalize . . . keep practicing, read up, make a clean portfolio of your best (and finished) work, don’t give up, and move to a hub town where video game companies are plentiful!
Our second panel was simply about our games “Wizard101 and Pirate101.” We all again introduced ourselves and began talking about our games. It was nice to see some really dedicated fans out in the audience who had questions about everything from “How did the death school get destroyed in Ravenwood?” to questions about the levels of the Dev’s characters in the games. As a fun surprise, right in the middle of our presentation a giant conga line snaked through the auditorium and ended up on stage with us—that’s a crazy con moment for you! After answering all the questions we could, our hour of presentation time was up, and we invited everyone in the audience on stage to give them a free epic bundle AND an exclusive Pirate101 treasure map.
If you live in the Texas area and enjoy going to the local gaming conventions, be on the lookout for KingsIsle employees! To be sure, we love our fans.