I was in Dallas, TX on Nov.21 and 22nd having the most amazing time with Fred Howard (I know, right? WOW!) and a filming crew at Green Grass Studios. The Studio is known for doing commercials and is not owned by KingsIsle. I met some writers from a few online gaming magazines...such as The Friendly Necromancer!!!! He is such an amazing person. I also met some of the most AWESOME of wizards! *Waves hello to the young wizards.*
If you are reading from a script or talking about something you love, it’s much easier to do if you express your true self. I got to talk about my Balance wizard, how much I love housing, and how fun Wizard101 is (especially having the opportunity to play with family and friends). And, I didn’t forget: it’s also YOU, the community, and how awesome every single one of you are! Let's not forget to mention how easy Wizard101 is to play, along with a depth of complexity as you advance further and further!
We even had an makeup artist “do” us up, which was so much fun! (Therapeutic in a way...) ;)
Hey, Friendly! Close up time! ;) I see you in the mirror there.
At one point during the day, we sat down with Fred Howard and talked about the game. It was so much fun to receive and share insight about the Spiral. *Gasp* I just sat down with Fred Howard! Now I sound like a star struck kid! ;) It was such a surreal experience.
What is better than a geek convention?
( A bunch of wizards in a room with a time lapsed camera! ;) )
We all got signed posters, and I got a Professor Greyrose poster! Images below:
We toured the studio, and found some interesting space doors. Shh, don't tell anyone! ;) I also saw some interesting paintings and props. I cannot wait to decorate a house to look just like it. (More to come in the next housing post. ;) ) Everyone will have to wait to see it. I do think I will be using a Balance school house, though. All props were owned by the Green Grass studios.
This painting was named “Spiralman” by Friendly. I am sure you can see why.
The props included drums, a ship cannon, ship’s roping stand ( what is that called again? )... I have a question, though: Where's the ship??
I got to ramble about my younger days in drama class, when the first "Dawn of the Dead" movie came out (the year is not important!). We all dressed up as zombies, and actually got kicked out of Zody’s (sorta like Target’) and the mall! (Here I go again, rambling!) I know you all don't want to hear those stories.
Oh! Wait, did I say I was in the commercial too? This commercial starts airing on December 12th, on Lifetime and Oxygen networks. I cannot wait to see it! It was such a humbling experience...and I felt so honored that I was given this opportunity to help KingsIsle promote Wizard101. I want to mention that the whole filming crew was simply amazing, and it was fun to be able to meet all of them. Below is a slide show of more images...I about died when I saw the James Dean picture! I looked silly! Thank you, Friendly, for taking these for me! *Hugs!!*
Update: here are the channels for commercial
TVLand, Gameshow Network, investigation Discovery, Chiller, CLOO, & lifetime movie network
Thank you Kevin for the help. You are amazing.