Today I have a special treat as I got to interview to a man name Paul, the mind behind the up coming gaming convention Game Core! Come and readit after the jump and see that he has plans for the convention on Sept. 12!
Killatia: hey Paul
Paul: whats up man
Killatia: I’m doing good how have you been?
Paul: I’ve been good
Killatia: been good myself. So tell how did Game Core started?
Paul: Well it comes from the Too Many Games Convention (TMG) which itself came from the East Coast Gaming Expo (ECGXPO)
Paul: before our last TMG event my partner Chuck Whitby told me he was going to take some time off to pursue other ventures and I was free to keep going but wanted the TMG name
Paul: and so Game Core was born
Killatia: and how long has the convention itself lasted?
Killatia: i mean since it began as EXGXPO
Paul: its been around for the last 6 years
Killatia: Sound like it been going well. How many people had attend the convention each year on an average?
Killatia: good numbers i must say. So what will Game core have to offer that Too Many Games didn’t?
Paul: Documentary Screenings, Large scale tabletop gaming tournaments, the Geek Cars, Big Name Music Acts, Dreamcast 10th birthday event
Paul: oh and White Wolf Panels
Killatia: Nice, I’d definitely have to check out the Dreamcast’s 10th birthday event, that system died too soon
Paul: I agree
Paul: we are gonna sing happy birthday and give out cupcakes
Paul: Also we are going to have tournaments all day on 2 Dreamcast Store Kiosks
Killatia: And what games would be playing on the Dreamcast?
Paul: Crazy Taxi, Soul Calibur, Powerstone, Marvel Vs Capcom 2
Killatia: A great selection of games. What other gaming tournaments are there gonna be at Game Core?
Paul: Well the main tournament would be the Guitar Hero 5 event sponsored by Sam Ash where the winner will walk away with a REAL GUITAR and AMP PACKAGE
Paul: We will also be doing Goldeneye 007, Sega Saturn Bomberman, and Wii Punchout
Paul: Pocono Arcade will also be holding a Guitar Hero Drumming event
Paul: There will be cash Halo 3 and Super Smash Brothers events
Paul: There will also be other fighting tournaments such as Virtual Fighter 5
Killatia: Any chance of a BlazBlue tournament?
Paul: On the non plugged in front we will be having 4 Magic The Gathering Tournaments and a Yu Gi Oh tournament
Paul: I don’t think so sorry man
Killatia: Its okay, never hurts to ask
Killatia: I’m looking at the website right and I notice the Delorean from the Back to the Future movies and K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider will also be at the convention. Was it difficult to get those two cars at the convention?
Paul: Well the Delorean isn’t actually from the movies. It is a fans car with replica parts
Paul: K.I.T.T. I am not sure of the origins.
Paul: It took some doing but I am very happy to have them there.
Killatia: And I’m sure the fans will be grateful to see the cars at Game Core
Paul: I would think so
Killatia: I also see that a new Atari 2600 game will be making a debut at Game Core. Mind telling us a bit about Shield Shifter?
Paul: Shield Shifter is a game from Good Deal Games Homebrew Heaven.
Paul: It is a 2 player game that looks really fun.
Paul: I actually haven’t played it yet but by the video on the website it looks amazing.
(Note: you can finde the video at Game Core’s website.)
Paul: We love having new game releases for classic systems at our events.
Killatia: I do have to say that looking at the video makes the game look sweet. I’ll defenitly have to check it out
Paul: Do you plan on buying one?
Killatia: Unfortunately i don’t have a 2600.
Paul: Well you can buy one at Game Core
Killatia: I’ll keeps my eyes peeled for one there
Killatia: Anyways any special guest stars coming to Game Core?
Paul: There will be many
Paul: As of right now there isn’t anyone I can think of
Killatia: Okay. So how long will Game Core last on Sept. 12?
Paul: From 10am (9am for the VIP Pre Reg) till around 8pm
Killatia: Sounds like a fill days fun to me.
Paul: I think you are correct sir
Killatia: Yahoo! Do i get a prize for being correct?
Paul: haha maybe you will win a door prize =)
Killatia: Ohh whats the door prize?
Paul: Oh there is a bunch of stuff
Paul: They will be on display at the show
Paul: still finalizing some stuff.
Killatia: Well that’s sounds pretty sweet to me
Paul: I am very excited
Killatia: Rightfully so
Killatia: I think I have enough information for the interview, would you like to add anything else Paul?
Paul: Just that everyone should know if you pre reg on the website you can save 2.00 on admission.
Killatia: Sounds like a good deal to me for a whole day of gaming fun.
Paul: and music
Killatia: oh yes the music, how many bands are there going to be there?
Killatia: And they are all gonna remixes of popular video game tunes am I right?
Paul: well not exactly
Paul: Our headliners are major Nerdcore Rappers MC Lars and YT Cracker.
Paul: Nerdcore is kinda like hip hop that uses video game samples and they rap about video games and nerd culture
Paul: there are gonna be some other acts like gonna get got who is a good mix of punk and hip hop. He used to be signed to mindless self indulgences label in a previous group The O
Paul: armadillo tank plays video game music
Kllatia: That’s great, always good to hear something new
Paul: its a good mix of groups
Killatia: anything else you would like to mention Paul?
Paul: I think that’s it man
Killatia: Well thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview
Paul: No problem man Hope to see you at the show!
Killatia: Well I will do my best to get there
Killatia: I wish you a good and safe evening
Paul: you to man see ya!
Don’t forget to check out Game Core’s website!