It was a fantastic weekend of nerdosity and geekdom in Vancouver, made even more so once you stopped drooling over the replica 1960’s Batmobile and started actually interacting with the people that were there.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: interact? With people?! Heresy! Scandalous! Don’t worry, loyal Thumbs; I’ve taken all the messy awkwardness of holding a conversation with someone out of the equation for you and returned from FanExpo and the CVAs with some select quotes from the people who were there. For the full interviews (albeit with poor audio; apologies for that), be sure to check out the latest episode of the Toronto Thumbs podcast, soon to be streaming to an iTunes near you.
“Holy strawberries, Batman, are we in a jam!”
– Burt “Robin” Ward, Batman, responding to an audience member’s request for an authentic Robin-esque exultation during a Q&A panel.
“She’s every side of me. I think she’s every side of everyone, really; she’s happy, sad, mad, angry, but basically she’s a good person. She wants to be a good person, but gets a little carried away. (laughter)”
– Shirley “Hexadecimal” Milliner, ReBoot, on what Hexadecimal meant to her.
Bonnie Jean Mah expresses her love of Orks by displaying their heads proudly on pikes. Probably.**
“Oh, I’m sure that there will be some Ork love, it all depends on how it’s expressed.”
– Bonnie Jean Mah, Narrative Designer for Relic Entertainment, inadvertantly making a double-entendre while reassuring me that Orks are not being discriminated against in Relic’s Warhammer 40,000 games.
“I am, but I won’t mention where.”
– Stephane D’Astous, “Proud General Manager” (his words) for Eidos Montréal, when asked if he had been augmented.
“Decapitations. It’s all about the decapitations.”
– Scott Warr, Warner Brothers, discussing Suda51’s Lollipop Chainsaw.
“If you listen to my performance, what I was doing, a lot of it was a tribute to JC Denton. If we would ever make a second game, I would probably actually tone it down a bit because it was such a tribute to him.”
– Elias “Adam Jensen” Toufexis, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, on his inspiration for DX:HR’s protagonist.
“It means everything to me. It’s so rare for an actor to get a part that is so recognizable and singular and so profoundly executed. He’s got so much story and history to him that it’s quite an honour to play him.”
– David “Solid Snake” Hayter, Metal Gear Solid series, on what it means to be Snake.
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