San Diego Comic Con 2017 Experience

SDCC 17 Cover pic

What’s going on everyone, this is Tyuno! During this past summer, I got the opportunity of a lifetime to attend this year’s San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is like the number one mainstream convention that every nerd across this nation “TRY” to attend. I say try because attending San Diego Comic Con is all about luck. Many people may want to attend Comic Con, but sadly may not get the chance. This was my very first year trying to attend SDCC. I experience the dreaded waiting room from hell, this is where everyone wait, hope, and pray that they would be chosen to buy a pass. As I waited to buy my pass, I saw my chances of attending this year fading away into nothing. I almost lost faith until and a small ray of hope shine upon me as I was granted access to buy a pass. Unfortunately, I couldn’t buy a 4-day pass, but I luckily was able to purchase a Thursday and Sunday pass. So with my pass secured, my plane and hotel paid, I was ready and California bound. On July 19, I flew from Atlanta, had a layover at New Orleans, and finally landed in San Diego. Not only this was my first ever traveling to California, but this was my first time traveling alone. As I touchdown down in San Diego, I took a Uber to my hotel and as I was riding I was sight-seeing and taking in everything like a true tourist. I took the rest of the day just to rest and get myself ready for the big day. Continue reading

Final Round 20 Recap & Gallery

FR20 Cover pic

During the weekend of March 10-12, I got the chance to attend one of the most well-known gaming tournament in the fighting game community called Final Round 20. For those of you who many not know about this event, Final Round is an annual fighting game tournament held every year in Atlanta, Georgia. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Final Round event. Now personally I’m not apart of the fighting gaming community (FGC) and I’m not that good with fighting games, but I enjoy seeing other people play and compete with one another. I have attended Final Round many times in the past as a fan. Every time I attended, the event grows in numbers and the venue gets bigger to hold so many people. This year the event was held at the Georgia International Convention Center, which is appropriate for the 20th anniversary. There were tons of fighting games being played at Final Round such as Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken, Super Smash Bros., BlazeBlue, Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive, Pokken Tournament, and tons of old school arcade fighting games. Now I didn’t play any of the games that were at the event, but it was still awesome to walk around the venue and see gamers at the edge of their seats with excitement and anticipation. My favorite part of the event is seeing the top 8 of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I’ve always been a fan of the Marvel vs. Capcom series and I was hype to see the top players duke it out in the finals. Overall, I had fun attending Final Round 20. It’s always good to see a community come together for an amazing event and to do something that they love to do. If you are a fan of fighting games or video games in general, I highly suggest you attend to these types of event to enjoy yourself. Every year this event gets bigger and exciting. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for next year.