Shigesato Itoi, Giygas, and Boobies
The EarthBound Bash is tomorrow, but there’s still more stuff to reveal about it! Here are a few more things to expect during this three-day EarthBound event:
Fobbies are Borange Reunion
If you’re a fan of the old Fobbies are Borange audio series like I am, this is awesome news! It sounds like the gang’s going to get together and chat with the EB Bash people on Skype, answer fans’ questions… and possibly even do some short scenes for everyone! Plus Katon will be there with us at the Bash, so it’ll be a lot of fun!
EarthBound Saga Reunion
The FaB reunion isn’t the only one that’ll be happening, though! The EarthBound Saga guys are actually going to be AT the Bash, and they’ll have plenty of stories to share, questions to answer, and might possibly even share some info on the legendary fifth episode! I’ve actually seen little clips of stuff they’ve filmed for episode 5, so maybe they’ll even share some of those?
There’s also a bit of overlap between the EB Saga guys and the Super Soul Bros… so there’ll be some live music performances too, with all sorts of other Fangamer staffers and friends joining in:
In fact, here’s the band setting things up!
Ridgway Films’ EarthBound series preview!
But the fan stuff just keeps on coming! Ridgway Films originally started making live-action EarthBound episodes as homage to the original EB Saga videos, but it’s since become a big series of its own!
They’re going to share a preview of episode 6 at the Bash, as well as chat with everyone via Skype afterward. If you’ve never seen the Ridgway series yet, here’s the sort of stuff to expect:
Personally, I can’t wait for this 😛
As mentioned before, there will be smaller charity auctions that go to Speak Your Silence. The Fangamer guys will be auctioning off special lots of EarthBound/MOTHER merchandise… including an EarthBound Anthology! So if you’ve ever wanted to add one to your collection, this is one of your few rare chances!
It sounds like these smaller auctions will be held throughout the bash, while the big Itoi-autographed complete copy of EarthBound auction will be held at the end of the final day of the Bash.
Well-known EarthBound fan artists Meeellla, Laura MW, and Kari Fry will be in attendance and will be drawing, painting, sculpting, and generally arting during the entire event. Will they take requests? I dunno, but I hope they draw, paint, and sculpt Pokey pooping in the desert!
More Skype guests!
I don’t know the full details yet since I’m not actively involved with the event’s planning, but I hear a number of other Skype guests might be joining in, including:
- The Far From Subtle/Video Games Awesome guys!
I’ve always been a huge fan of Far From Subtle’s “Awesome Video Games” series and really enjoy their “Video Games Awesome” playthrough videos, especially when they do their EarthBound-related stuff, so it’s going to be a big treat to have them as guests during the EB Bash!
The details are still fuzzy
picklesbut the official EarthBound Bash site and/or Twitter should give more info when things are more set in stone.
Chuggaaconroy probably doesn’t need much introduction, but he’s one of the biggest YouTube Let’s Players and has probably singlehandedly gotten more people into EarthBound/MOTHER series than even Nintendo’s own marketing team ever did 😛
Originally he was going to attend the Bash in person, but I think having so many EarthBound people in one location would cause the world to implode.
In any case, I don’t really know the details and I don’t know if anything’s set in stone yet, but hopefully things work out and Chugga will be able to Skype in!
- xfis / Stephen Georg
Also a big YouTube video guy, xfis was also behind the crazy set of “/EarthBound” videos, Fobbies are Borange, and 90 other EarthBound projects. You can’t have an EarthBound event without him, it’s illegal!
There’s going to be even more people I’m sure, so be sure to tune in starting tomorrow at… some point in time. For details and more updates, see the official site here!
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