Weekly Round-Up #26
Regular readers might remember that I made a big cross-country move to Tucson a couple months ago. A neat thing about this is that it puts me in close proximity of Fangamer and a bunch of other EarthBound super-fans. So it’s been really refreshing being able to talk about EarthBound stuff or just games in general with people in real life and not get looks of confusion 😛
One of the perks of being so close to Fangamer is getting to meet and hang out with a bunch of really talented people. I hung out with Chewy a few weeks ago, for example, and we talked about so many interesting things that I wish we had taped it. Stuff that would make EarthBound fans watch with glee and incredulity and awe and tears.
I met Katon, who’s famous around EarthBound fans as one of the guys behinds Fobbies are Borange, one of my most favorite EarthBound things ever. I got to meet Serge and Saber Lily, who have done amazing things with Garry’s Mod and Ultimate Chimera Hunt. In fact, they’ve been staying at my house for the past week showing me all sorts of cool MOTHER series stuff they’ve worked on or are working on.
I also recently met Jeff Benson, one of the guys behind EarthBound Saga. He came over to my place too and brought what some might consider a holy relic – the original tape the early EarthBound saga was filmed on:
Luckily my VCR didn’t kill the tape! Jeff also talked about behind-the-scenes stuff, the future of the series, and what’s been done for the latest episode, which sounds amazing. I also did a live translation of the Japanese comments of the EB Saga videos on NicoNico. It was pretty fun for everyone!
Sometimes I do some small Fangamer-related activities, like here someone wanted Meeellla, Reid, and me to sign a MOTHER 3 Handbook. I happened to be around so tadah:
All in all it’s really surprised me how Tucson’s slowly becoming this sort of EarthBound mecca. Although there’s not much to this particular update I’ll probably make future posts as I meet more awesome people in the EarthBound community and pick their brains in interviews or whatever. And possible EarthBound-related stuff going down at Fangamer. And maybe I’ll even let some people do some guest articles on here, I dunno.
If you guys got any suggestions, let me know in the comments!
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- Moonside: I know this is very unrelated to the topic but, what ever happened the Chewy’s Novel Translation? The webpage now asks for a...
- Anonymous: “…while EarthBound is just a game, it’s one of those rare games that brings out the best in people.” <–...
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- StarmanAlex: @Chivi-chivik My beta remake is gonna be so obsolete if this continues