BoardGameGeek » BGG General » All Things Geek - Episode 2 - BGG.CON and Essen Spiel 2011

Author: Aldie
Here's our 2nd episode of All Things Geek! Thanks for checking it out. We're excited to cover BGG.CON and Essen Spiel 2011.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:32 am
Author: GROGnads
While I'm currently listening to: Operation Geek Episode 1 and shall check this OUT, once it finished here shortly! whistle
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:38 am
Author: vantageGT
Cool video. I'd love to see some commentary on the battling tops tourney. I look forward to the next installment.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:54 am
Author: millercv

Great video!!! (and not just because I saw myself)...
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:03 am
Author: bournizzle
Great video, thanks.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:13 am
Author: pizza the hutt
Great video, I would love to have one of those BBG shirts that the girls are wearing.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:13 am
Author: GROGnads
sauron
I've 'got' some "BBG"-shirts here, along with a few extra "17-&-1" "Big Boy hats"! whistle
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:34 am
Author: eekamouse
Rad!
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:06 am
Author: johker49
thumbsup
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:18 am
Author: Elektro
I like your videos, but I totally hate the tent-size football jerseys! Why, oh why don't you give at least the girls something more fitting? whistle
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:12 pm
Author: ThorPowers
You got football jerseys -maybe cheerleader outfits for the ladies?

Now that we're on the topic… Aldie, bring over the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders to next year's con.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:49 pm
Author: Troymk1
Seriously guys?
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:04 pm
Author: zestyonion
ThorPowers wrote:


Now that we're on the topic… Aldie, bring over the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders to next year's con.


i second this
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:57 pm
Author: cscottk
Elektro wrote:
I like your videos, but I totally hate the tent-size football jerseys! Why, oh why don't you give at least the girls something more fitting? whistle


Really?

Good video. Thanks team.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:47 pm
Author: pizza the hutt
I would love to go to BBG con one day.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:21 pm
Author: ebonecircus
This was my first BGG Con and I had a fantabulous time...I mostly just played games and didn't really participate in a lot of the planned events and such that the video highlights, but after watching, maybe I'll try to do more of that stuff next year...great video!
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:24 pm
Author: david707
Link to the first one: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/704995/announcing-all-things...
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:49 pm
Author: okiedokie
Flea Market FTW!
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:01 pm
Author: jasonwocky
Elektro wrote:
Why, oh why don't you give at least the girls something more fitting? whistle


ThorPowers wrote:
You got football jerseys -maybe cheerleader outfits for the ladies?


I hate people.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:14 pm
Author: pizza the hutt
jasonwocky wrote:
Elektro wrote:
Why, oh why don't you give at least the girls something more fitting? :whistle:


ThorPowers wrote:
You got football jerseys -maybe cheerleader outfits for the ladies?


I hate people.


Not that I don't swear, but this is a family website with kids browsing all the time. So if you don't mind try not to swear on BBG.

Just warning you before admin let's you know.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:22 pm
Author: jasonwocky
pizza the hutt wrote:
Not that I don't swear, but this is a family website with kids browsing all the time. So if you don't mind try not to swear on BBG.

Just warning you before admin let's you know.


Been here long enough and I should know better. Thanks.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:43 pm
Author: Pone4games
Very cool! cool
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:44 pm
Author: Orangemoose
Enjoyed the news.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:54 pm
Author: Flyboy Connor
Huge improvement over the first vid. This is the way to go. Congratulations. Looking forward to the next one.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:59 pm
Author: Mundane
I liked the use of the Supremacy map.
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:09 am
Author: BC Indy
Flyboy Connor wrote:
Huge improvement over the first vid. This is the way to go. Congratulations. Looking forward to the next one.


I agree, great improvement! Keep up the good work.
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:20 am
Author: sevem
Ohh, man. I wanna go so bad now.
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:11 am
Author: Elektro
cscottk wrote:
Elektro wrote:
I like your videos, but I totally hate the tent-size football jerseys! Why, oh why don't you give at least the girls something more fitting? whistle


Really?


yeah, really. Why is that so hard to believe? They aren't very favourable... maybe they work for big guys (XXXL and more), but for small girls? not really. no. It just looks weird.
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:51 am
Author: Medic Dutch
Oh wow she is so very attractive!
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:13 am
Author: Moon Knight
Great job Jess. You did unscripted interviews smoothly with excellent balance between giving the interviewee the space to talk and yet knowing just the right question to ask at the right time to keep the conversation moving. A skill many big time network interviewers seem to lack.

Looking forward to episode 3.
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:47 pm
Author: GROGnads
Mundane wrote:
I liked the use of the Supremacy map.
Yes, and for "BBG Euro @ Moscow", they'll "B" using "Axis & Allies" global maps, although with every newer release, then this will become continually "taking place(s)" further EAST, until it eventually winded up around there:

'Marker' 'marks' the *Mark*! whistle
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:18 am
Author: ricksta2232
Fantastic Video, and one we're sharing with our friends on why we enjoy BGG con so much. Thanks to all involved!
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:24 pm
Author: Arcturus5404
Love the video, not so keen about the shirts though.

Granted, they look nice on the guys, but please get the girls some nice BGG girlies!
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:37 pm
Author: Desiderata
Excellent video, and well done! Very nice narration.

I'll also chime in about the shirts. I think they're a silly distraction, that has no point. I'm not going to suggest something more revealing, but how about something less distracting (read: normal, everyday wear)?

The two guys with meeple-painted white jackets look stupid as well, but at least theirs has a point. American football jerseys have nothing to do with boardgames.

Maybe I'm just a hater. I'm an equal-opportunity hater though, because I also don't like to see BGG guys in tight-fitting catsuits either. Sometimes, I'm embarrassed to call myself a gamer. I know, I know, I'll get flamed for this, but it needs to be said.

You see, what otherwise would have been a great video has caused me to focus most of my post on the distracting part--the outfits.

I'm done now, sorry to be a stick in the mud.
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:10 pm
Author: ThorPowers
The thing about the jerseys is that it is easy to find someone that knows what is going on easily at the Con.

For the video series I agree that it might be a little too much. When I see football jerseys on a screen, I subconsciously expect there is going to be someone getting tackled from out of nowhere.
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:37 pm
Author: AlexDespres
Well done!

Also, hey, thanks for including a clip of our protest in the bgg.con segment video!

Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:06 pm
Author: ricksta2232
So here's my theory, and I don't know Aldie or Derk at all...

Aldie and Derk like Board games. Aldie and Derk like football. Aldie and Derk like football jerseys and therefore make them uniforms for BGG staff members.

I think they're pretty cool... and would want one myself, except I'm nowhere near cool enough...

It's their world here, and we're all livin' in it.
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:39 am
Author: GROGnads
While 'moi' actually played USA "Football" in competitive engagements, yet, I ONLY have an "Ireland" Soccer jersey, and where's the 'fairness' in THAT?!?
WHAR "R"? ~arrrh
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:08 am
Author: Karlsen
Thanks Jess & Lincoln for the show. Will there be one featuring some of the roving interviews from BGG.CON or has that ended up on the cutting room floor
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:56 am
Author: chockle
Way good, everyone involved!
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:57 pm
Author: Luds
Nice episode, nice to see all the activities happening at BGGcon.
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:11 pm
Author: FeelGoodND
These things are difficult to find. A common page that lists each episode as it is added (for sake of bookmarking) would be great.

IF it takes off (which I feel it naturally will) a sub-heading under Browse, maybe TV would be appropriate?
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:04 am
Author: gamesnight
Nice! I was sorry to see that Gail's interview didn't make the final cut, but she was relieved.
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:57 pm
Author: EgorjLileli
Good job!! I really enjoyed that!
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:48 pm
Author: Gamer_Dog
FeelGoodND wrote:
These things are difficult to find. A common page that lists each episode as it is added (for sake of bookmarking) would be great.

IF it takes off (which I feel it naturally will) a sub-heading under Browse, maybe TV would be appropriate?


Agree. I tried using the Search function and it doesn't appear to take quotes, defaults back to games rather than forums, and doesn't come up with the episodes in the results. I'd rather the search function were improved, but barring that, this needs it's own place.
Wed Feb 1, 2012 2:59 pm
Author: BubblegumAnarchy
Hey!

I'm so excited to hear all the excellent feedback! Such an improvement over the last episode. I read each and every comment and have taken it all into consideration (as I'm sure Lincoln and Aldie have as well). You all made my week . Of course, I have some personal critique that I am going to work on, it's no where near perfect (performance-wise) but it's getting better! On the production-side of things, how about it? Fantastic, am I right? Lincoln did an epic job (Nikki's graphics were sweet, too) he's the real hero, cutting out all my blunders.

On the topic of shirts, believe it or not, I had my jersey tailored! Of course I didn't have them take it in all the way, but it was even bigger to begin with. In 2010 they ran small (so I am told) last year they ran big. What can you do? Maybe this year, Beth and I can wear them as dresses. blush (Kidding!)

Anyways, a big thanks to everyone, you're the reason we do it!

Jess
Fri Feb 3, 2012 8:24 pm
Author: janwise
Swearing?
Fri Feb 3, 2012 9:49 pm
Author: Corps_of_Oa
Thanks for the awesome video
Mon Feb 6, 2012 11:30 am