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Round 1 has started, watch it here. I'm up soon
Every PAX event they pick 20 random attendees for their Omegathon elimination tournament which spans the entire weekend. Omeganauts compete in games from every category (tabletop, console, PC) culminating in a live championship match on the big stage during PAX closing ceremonies. The grand prize this year is a trip to any PAX in the world (including Australia).
I got picked.
It's this weekend starting Friday; Sept 1st-4th. It's my second time attending PAX West in Seattle. @Farge will be there, along with my step-brother and many coworkers (and tens of thousands of other people). I get fancy swag, early entrance on Friday and my face on giant banners throughout the convention - hopefully not with a big red X over it too soon
I'll be competing live on Twitch - stream links to come. I hope some of you will tune in to watch me compete! (and cheer me on aggressively in chat)
Here's the schedule (in PST):
The games are:
Round 1: Scattergories
Round 2: Mario Kart 8
Round 3: Guillotine
Round 4: Robo Recall (Oculus Touch exclusive)
Round 5: N64 Wrestlemania 2000
Final: Mystery Round
They'll eliminate four of us each of the first four rounds, then two in the semi-final so the final will be 1v1. I'm super nervous and super excited. Honestly I'll be thrilled if I survive past the first round. I haven't had much time to practice; my coworkers have been helping train me with their participation and lending of games and a Wii U. Sure wish I had the Mario Kart skills some of you do! I'm terrified of that round but at least it's early, just need to be top 12. Tips welcome Expecting chaos.
...runs its first 10k!
I'm participating in the Vancouver Sun Run this year as an actual runner - been training my butt off for fourteen weeks, from couch to 10k, and I'm finally ready. The race is this Sunday, April 23rd. Doing a last minute round of fundraising; hopefully some of you can toss in a few bucks.
Remember, America bux are worth 1.4x more in Canada bux so your donation packs more punch than it feels to your wallet!
I'm supporting Ronald McDonald House, a charity which provides a place to stay for families of children sent to hospitals far from home. This personally touched my family last year when my cousin's baby was born with a heart defect requiring surgery out here in Vancouver, they had to come all the way from Winnipeg and spent the first few weeks of his life here. All went well, baby is happy and healthy and a year old now :-)
The other one is BC Cancer Care, pretty sure Cancer has effected all of us in some way; I have family battling it right now, friends with parents who are as well.
Any support is appreciated! Thanks everyone
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