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BG Welcomes Lhars Steck, our PAX Gamette!

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Lhars Steck - BG's PAX Gamette 2010

The time has come for us to introduce you to our PAX Gamette. Yes, we know, we’re big teases, we’ve had her picture up on the sidebar for a month now but we’d like to point you to the first word in our name… Busy. We think you’ll forgive us as soon as you meet this lovely new addition to our Gamettes.

Lhars is a veteran Aion and World of Warcraft player with a wicked sense of humor and a way of making you feel at ease around her almost immediately. When it comes to MMOs (especially WoW), she knows her stuff. After speaking to her for a few minutes about her WoW character, we implemented a “no talking about WoW” rule that had absolutely nothing to do with her having better gear than us. Really.

So take a few minutes out of your day to welcome Lhars to our site, read her interview, look at her pics, and remember… Her character is way better dressed than yours.

Give us a brief description of how it felt to be chosen as our first official PAX Gamette. We know we’re super awesome so it’s okay to faint a few times while you go over it.
Well uh… /passes out. It’s a super honor and was great to meet the group at such a fun event that I look forward to every year!

We know you’re a huge WoW fan. Tell us about your best WoW moment and your worst WoW moment. Extra points if you shed a tear while writing about either one.
Totally best WoW moments are server first boss kills, nothing feels better than progression before it gets nerfed for everyone else. Or wait… is my favorite moment wiping out a raid of the opposite faction… shit, tough call. Worst, hands down when any of your core people get hacked, especially yourself (or in my case my husband as well). Puts a real damper on things.

What’s your favorite WoW class?
Mage/ Warlock / Boomkin (I’m a DPS junkie)

Is your WoW char’s gear nasty?
She is definitely a nasty girl!!!! But in all honesty gear only goes so far, it comes down to the player themselves. Good player + Little Fire + Heroic DFO = Could probably eat people alive wearing nothing else.

Read Lhars’ full interview and see her pictorial here!

So you wanna be a Gamette… Meet us at PAX for your chance!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Here’s the deal, we’re going to be in Seattle for PAX, you’re going to be in Seattle for PAX. We’re geeks with a photographer, you’re a geek who’s photogenic. We like geek girls, you just happen to be a geek girl. It’s simple math. Might be time for us to talk.

We’re looking for someone who wants to be our official PAX Gamette and you could be that someone. We were going to shorten it to PAX-ette because we know how people love when we get “cutesy” and add “-ette” onto the end of words to feminize non-gendered words but we’re just going to stick with the “Official PAX Gamette”.

So what do you need to do to apply for this once in a lifetime (well, until the next PAX) opportunity? It’s easy, first, just send us an email at gamettes@busygamer.com letting us know you’re interested and attach a photo. Tell us a little about yourself like why you’re attending PAX and what you’re most interested in seeing while you’re there. You don’t have to be a professional model to land this opportunity, just a geek or a nerd.

And what will you get if we pick you? Well, you’ll get to hang out with the Reckon Crew and we’re awesome but, if that’s not enough, here’s what we’ll do… We’ll set up an impromptu photo shoot somewhere in the nearby vicinity that will allow us to capture your inner nerdy. Once that bit is done, we’ll drag you around the convention and use you as a distraction to cut in lines for the games by yelling, “HEY, LOOK! A REAL GIRL!”  If that doesn’t work, we may have you beat up someone to get us a place in line because we’re lovers not fighters.

Seriously though, if you’re interested in getting to see a specific game or event, we’ll pony up a BG Reckon Crew pass and see about getting you to the front of the line. We may even chronicle your reaction to said game or event as part of the whole experience. And then, if you’re not sick of us already, we’ll introduce you to Hailey Bright, our Gamette of the Year 2009, and take you out for something fancy to eat, like McDonald’s.

And, since we just happen to know where all the cool parties are, we’ll be more than happy to let you tag along to anything we happen to attend. So you’ll get to attend some of the epic PAX after parties if you so desire.

In addition to all of this, you’ll also be entered into our Gamette of the Year competition for 2010 as one of our official Gamettes for… well, 2010.

Now, there are some rules we have to abide by and they’re kinda important:

  1. You must be 18 years of age. This is non-negotiable. You have to have ID showing you are 18 or older. If you want to go to the after parties, it would be best if you were 21 or older. We can’t guarantee we can get you into the parties if you’re under 21, sorry.
  2. You must be in Seattle on one of the days we will be there. Provide us with a schedule of when you’ll be there and we’ll work around it in order to do the shoot.
  3. You must be attending PAX. The idea for this is to have a young lady rep our site and the PAX convention. Even if you’re only going up for one day, you have to be attending.
  4. This isn’t so much a rule as a guideline… Have a sense of humor. We tend to poke a lot of fun at one another, call each other names, and have good natured arguments. If that sort of thing offends you, it isn’t going to disqualify you but hanging out with us for any period of time may grate on your nerves.

Dem’s the rules and now that they’re out of the way, it’s time for the PAX FAQ (which I totally just made up):

  1. Will the photo shoot be at PAX convention? We’re hoping yes but it might be too crowded or too busy to set up for a shoot. If we shoot somewhere other than the convention center, it will be outdoors, weather permitting, or near the convention center itself.
  2. Can I bring someone with me to the photo shoot? By all means, please do. We want you to be comfortable and if bringing someone with you makes that happen, then bring the whole family if you want.
  3. If I bring someone with me, will they get BG Press Access? Most likely not. We’re going to be doing this on the fly and we’ll have to see what we can swing as we go in regards to access to events. We’ll do what we can but if you show up with ten extra people, then no.
  4. Will the Reckon Crew marry me? Whoa, hey, we just met, let’s try to keep this friendly. Besides, there’s a lot of things about us you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you *shouldn’t* understand.
  5. Will there be booze at the after events? Heh. Heh. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Ahem, yes, there will be booze. If you don’t drink, we respect that. We won’t force you to down a bottle of tequila or anything. We drink. We’re good at it. We’d recommend not trying to keep up with us if you want to wake up at a reasonable hour the next day. If you do try, we warned you. If you outdrink us, we’ll say we were recovering from a stomach virus in public and call you the “Goddess of the Bottle” in private.
  6. Do I have to hang out with you jerks if I win? Absolutely not. Your level of hanging out is completely up to you. If you just want to do the shoot and be on your way, that’s completely fine. But ask anyone who knows us, we’re pretty fun to hang out with.

So that’s it. You want to give it a shot? We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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We’re in Seattle, yar!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

A two man Reckon Crew arrived in Seattle yesterday at 7pm.  After the long trek through the airport and managing to get our rental car with no human interaction whatsoever (weirdest geeky experience ever), Crutchboy and I went in search of food and booze… Of course.  This weekend will be the first offical outing in a long time without the presence of Timothy Danger and he will be sorely missed.  But somehow, some way, we will manage to drink in his absence and score some interviews.

There isn’t a whole lot to report at the moment aside from some very tasty food and equally tasty Bloody Marys at a local joint called Sharp’s Roasthouse off on International Boulevard.  It’s right around the corner from SEATAC so if you have the time, the gumption, and a bit of extra cash, I would highly recommend it.  Still running on Texas time, we’ve decided to call it an early night (2AM Texas time) so we can get an early start in the morning.  We’ll be running by to pick up our press passes and sightseeing but in the meantime, we’re posting up a quick video log of our first night in Seattle with more to come…  Stay tuned.  Your life may depend on it.  Maybe not.

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