Some of you may know that Alberta, Canada has a Dinosaur Provincial Park: a UNESCO World Heritage site where tons and tons (heck, tonnes!) of fossils have been found. But did you know you can explore that park in Minecraft? It’s true!
Today’s episode is with Elwyn Galloway, a geophysicist who worked on the Minecraft versions of both Dinosaur Provincial Park and the area around Peace River, Alberta.
Winnipeg’s annual tabletop gaming convention, JimCon, was this past weekend. I did a bunch of investigative journalism — found out what’s REALLY going on (turns out they’re playing board games and having a great time). Take a listen!
(Guests: Michael Hofer, Jim Buchanan, Cliff Stornel)
It’s the official Extra Life stream day! Extra Life is, of course, a charity benefiting Children’s Miracle Network hospitals (as of this posting they’re up to $6.8-million!). Here in Winnipeg, Bold Commerce is putting on a big ol’ all-day event, and I checked it out earlier.
It was great! More players than I expected, and a very enthusiastic attitude. Plus, a guy shaved his beard (and another guy was apparently going to glue the trimmings to his face but I wasn’t around for that part).
Anyhoo, check out the stream here if it’s not too late.
Hello Super Gamers! To borrow a phrase from Conker’s Bad Fur Day, this episode is ‘time sensitive. It’s… sensitive… to time.’
BLAM! is an art show I went to on Friday, Oct 20 in Winnipeg, and it’s going on until Sunday, Oct 22 — so you still have time! Check it out, there was some great comic-book-and-nerd-culture-inspired work. I spoke with Robert Wilson, who was dressed as Dr. Emmett Brown, and had an art exhibit there (but just for Friday, sorry!).
But hold on, this episode features not one but TWO totally unrelated interviews. It starts with Dan Blair from Bit Space Development, talking about their new app WinnipegVR, which lets you take a virtual tour of some key spots in Winnipeg, like Investors Group Field.
Learn more about Bit Space Development and WinnipegVR here.
This time I sit down with Joe Houston of Go Beyond Games in Dauphin, Manitoba. I lived in Dauphin for four years before heading back to my hometown of Winnipeg. I still make regular trips out there. This interview was done on one of those trips.
My Fortnite ramblings at the end of the show are already out of date. I’ve now made it to third place in solo!
Ener-Con, Winnipeg’s Transformers convention, had a booth at FanQuest. I love Transformers. The original movie, the cartoon, is wonderfu– YOU GOT THE TOUCH! YOU GOT THE POWER! YEAH! — I’m sorry. That happens sometimes.
I love chiptunes. Who doesn’t love chiptunes? It brings me so much happiness to hear those sounds, and it makes me want to dance!
Well here’s my talk with Lazy Nerd 204, a chiptune artist and gamedev based in Winnipeg. One of his songs, Sup Day (I Spelled Sunday Wrong), is featured in the episode. I love it, I’m sure you will too!
And so ends the inaugural FanQuest. Super Gamer went back to its audio roots for day two, and we’ll be releasing each interview individually. Here’s our talk with Winnipeg Amtgarders, the Barony of Wildgard: