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I’m back!

Finally somewhat recovered from my awesome weekend in L.A. with the Overkill crew. I had so much fun! I met a lot of the crew, who were all super nice and clearly love what they do. I also really enjoyed hanging out with the other winners and look forward to playing with them in the future.

I actually had dinner about 250 feet away from the Bethesda announcement, and I saw some awesome cosplay afterwards, too. (I wish I could have gotten a better picture, but my phone was running out of battery.)

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Saturday night was the party, which was a blast. I met a couple of the voice actors, who were very gracious and cheerfully let me take selfies with them. It was weird and awesome to hear Chains’ voice actor just talking; he’s my husband’s favorite character, so I hear the in-game voice lines a LOT. Dallas’ voice actor was really nice. I do wish we’d been able to hang out more with them, but the party was pretty loud and very busy.

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Sunday we had dinner with the head of the studio, the art director, and the music composer, which was fun. The head of the studio (I think he’s the head? His name is Almir) was very busy, which makes sense because they’ve got two booths at E3 and who knows how much other stuff going on, so he left right after dinner. We were at Dave and Buster’s, so we played some of the games and then went to see Jurassic World with the art director, Karl, and the composer, Simon. That was pretty fun, too. I also met the weapons guy, Pär, and he shared a tidbit about my favorite in-game gun. We had to leave really quickly, since our car was there, but I would have loved to stay and just hang out.

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Overall, it was a great experience and I really appreciate it. I would also highly recommend Payday 2; it’s a great game, especially to play with friends. There are a few things I would have changed about the weekend, but the main one was that it was so busy and over so fast! It would have been great to have more time to just talk to people. The other thing I wish was that I could have brought my friends, but even so, I had such a great time and made new friends, so I’m definitely not complaining!

I’ll be in LA next weekend…

Unfortunately, I won’t be at E3. But I will be doing video game stuff.

Back in March, my favorite co-op game, Payday 2, had a Spring Break event, and part of the event was the chance for 10 players to win a trip to LA to meet the developers if you entered on Twitter with a specific hashtag. Yesterday I got a message from their Twitter account saying that they wanted me to follow them so they could send me a message, with the same hashtag. Turns out, I won one of the trips!

Saturday night, they’re having a concert at House of Blues, and Sunday is dinner with the developers. I have to admit I’m both excited and nervous. I’ve never been to LA, and I’ll be pretty much on my own. I mean, I’m sure there will be handlers, but I have no idea what to expect. The concert is likely to feature the music of Simon Viklund, who composes all the music for the game; he’s very talented and it should be fun. But I tend toward social anxiety, so this is really taking me out of my comfort zone.

But as one of my friends pointed out, it’ll be an adventure!