Announcement: Upcoming convention appearance, Aug. 8-9

I’m thrilled and honored to announce that I will be a special guest at Uplink, the digital convention by the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo. I hope you can join me; it’s going to be a fun time!

A while back I considered reaching out to conventions to help promote Resident Evil, but then the world collapsed and a plague killed everyone, so conventions were either cancelled or suddenly a Very Bad Idea. I figured I’d wait for next year and hope for the best.

The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo changed my plans. Thanks to the pandemic, they are taking their annual convention online under the name Uplink. They reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in being a special guest and, after learning more about the event, I agreed.

Uplink is interesting and ambitious. I hope it goes well, because it seems like they are taking the entire convention experience — barring the wealth of illnesses you’d take home with you — online. Guests, panels, discussions, activities, cosplay…and my personal favorite things: vendors and gaming tournaments.

Colorado Pop Culture Con, one of my favorite experiences of each year, has been cancelled, so strictly as an attendee, this would interest me. As a special guest, I am profoundly flattered to be involved.

It’s not just me, either; there are a lot of other great folks on the roster, including a good number I’m interested in seeing myself.

What’s more, any convention appearance I could make in person would leave a lot of people out. I don’t expect folks to travel across the country — or to the country — just to shake my hand / punch me in the neck. Now, at Uplink, anyone anywhere can join in real time and call me the noun of their choice. It’s fun!

What will I be doing there? Well…more details to come, so stay tuned. But I will have at least one panel, and hopefully some other fun things to reveal as well. I’m sorry if that sounds cryptic, but this is the first year for Uplink and a lot of things are still being figured out. As the date approaches and I know more, I’ll be glad to share it with you here.

I’m very much looking forward to it, and I hope you are as well. Tickets are on sale right now for a measly $10, so definitely consider attending. It should be a fun weekend, and I’d love to see you there.

UPLINK 2020

When: August 8-9
Where: Online!
Information: uplink.liretro.com/
Tickets: Available now

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