Super Gamer Episode N64 – Elizabeth LaPensée

Fantastic episode today with guest Elizabeth LaPensée. She is a designer, artist, writer, and researcher, and some of her work will be part of the family arcade tomorrow at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as part of the Symposium on the Future Imaginary, a multidisciplinary arts event centred around the theme: how do Indigenous people imagine themselves in the future. The event is being livestreamed here.

Take a listen:

Download link – Super Gamer episode N64 – Elizabeth LaPensée

Super Gamer Episode 63 1/3 – JimCon

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)

Download link – Super Gamer Episode 63 1/3 – JimCon

Also check out Cliffside Games!

Super Gamer Episode 62 – Bold Extra Life

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.

Download Link – Super Gamer Episode 62 – Bold Extra Life

Super Gamer @ C4 2017

Day one is in the books! I’m off to provide delightful commentary for Overwatch at AYBOnline’s BaseLAN event.

Take a listen to some of the cool stuff I saw on Friday: first, Jaime Smith from Range Plus One talks about Fatal Velocity — an awesome looking speed-shooter –, then Luke Thiessen talks The Frontier LARP! Enjoy.

Download link – Super Gamer @ C4 2017 – 1

Super Gamer Episode 61 – WinnipegVR and BLAM!

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!).

To learn more about BLAM!, head here.

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.

Download link – Super Gamer Ep. 61 – WinnipegVR and BLAM!

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DJ King Cabernet rocking the BLAM! 4 at Forth opening. He played Electric Light Orchestra just as I looked at a Dr. Who painting, which is amazing for a reason Dr. Who fans will know.

 

Super Gamer Episode 60 – That’s it! Back to Dauphin!

What’s this? A wild podcast approaches!

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!

Download link – Super Gamer Ep. 60 – Go Beyond Games

FanQuest Day 2: Ener-Con

Conventions inside conventions. Whoa.

I mean, sort of.

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.

Here’s my talk with Robert Langton of Ener-Con.

Download link – Super Gamer @ FanQuest: Ener-Con

FanQuest Day 2: Lazy Nerd 204

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!

Download link – Super Gamer @ FanQuest: Lazy Nerd 204

FanQuest Day 2: Barony of Wildgard

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:

Download link – Super Gamer @ FanQuest: Barony of Wildgard

(((A special thanks to my cousin Jaremy Ediger for all his help this weekend. An amazing guy and talented worker.)))