Blerdcon 2019 was very special to one of my family members. She made history on during special effects makeup. If you want to follow her at @mermaids_eatplants on Instagram. Check out her amazing designs and may come to a con near you. Anyways, my experience going to Blerdon. It’s was awkward and seesaw-ish. I lost my Samsung Phone in my family member boyfriend’s car on Saturday. It’s was a bummer and my pockets was short. Lucky, I found it by Sunday and snaps some photos. I took a photo of a Black Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Representing Halle Bailey’s casting choice for playing live action Little Mermaid. It was great to see African American cosplaying as their favorite characters. This year was lit and slamming with light-hearted energy. There was special guest such as Estelle who voice Garnet on Steven Universe.
Beau Billingslea who known for voicing Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop. Also Fourth Raikage from Naruto and Digimon’s Ogremon. One last guest Actress Rachel True known for Mona Half & Half. There are cosplayers like Papa Bear, Cutiepiesensei, Cin’Von Quinzel and Shaina West. The artist alley had great showcase of work. Dealer Room had Extra Life, Magfest, Honey Sweet Studio and MoonKittyArt. Gaming at Blerdcon 2019 was a great experience. I played Samurai Shodown 2019 for the first time. It plays the same as the older ones. If I buy Samurai Shodown 2019 video game, hoping I will drop a review. I had tried the new characters like Wu-Ruixiang, who wield a shield in battle. Wu is a great character to use for distance playstyle.
Here we go again with another tournament from Capital Underground at Inclusive Innovation Incubator . It’s called Super Smash Showdown IIII and I compete in the tournament. I played Super Smash Bros Ultimate at Awesome Con 2019, it’s was a fun game. At Super Smash Showdown III have 20 players and an entry fee $5-10 dollars. The event had free play while setting up for the tournament. Note: This is Capital Underground 4th Super Smash Bros tournament. I signed up for the tournament with my streamer named “AnjimPlays”. Didn’t want to use my real name at all. There were a lot of people than Mortal Kombat 11 tournament a week ago. Gamers brought their Nintendo Gamecube controllers. Some have Pro Controllers for the Nintendo Switch. I brought my siblings and friends to the event. They didn’t compete in the tournament because of the entry fee.
When the tournament starts I faced off against some good players. I used Bayonetta, Fox and Bowswer Jr. Of course I loss and won one match in the loser’s bracket. After that loss, I watch some players that are insane with Jigglypuff, Mega Man, Palutena and Donkey Kong. There were some DLC characters used like Joker from Persona 5. The rules was 3 stocks and no hazard stages. We had to play rock paper scissors to pick the stages. The stages were Final Destination, Pokemon Stadium and Battlefield. There were some flashy action pack matches. These players brought their A game to this Super Smash Showdown III tournament. There were some button configurations and technical difficult during the tournament.
Yesterday I went to a Mortal Kombat 11 tournament hosted by Capitol Underground Gaming League. The venue was at Inclusion Innovation Incubator (In3dc) in Washington DC. It was a 4 minute walk from my house to Howard University. Before I talk about my experience at the event. I will give you a backstory on In3dc and Capitol Underground Gaming League. In3 is a open-workplace similar to WeWork. Where you can host event like video game Esports tournaments and seminars. In3dc have conference rooms and private offices. You will have to sign up for a membership. In3 offers alot of mentorship programs and a pleasant workspace. Visit the website for more detail on In3DC. Capitol Underground Gaming League is a small gaming organization from the DMV. They have been in the competitive gaming since the 90s. Capitol Underground give back to the community as well.
There latest movement is Drawback Project and Annual Blanket Drive. See about page for other projects. Capitol Underground host tournament and promote Twitch Streamers. You have to sign up for a membership and get Pro package. Capital Underground partnered with Battlefly, Gameborn Clothing and Lalay Design. If you want to learn more about Capitol Underground Gaming League. Make sure to contact them and visit the website. Back to the event at hand. I went to the event with my siblings. We had a blast and got a hands on experience with Mortal Kombat 11. The gameplay is alot better than Mortal Kombat XL.
Awesome Con 2019 was average unlike last year. Not a lot of people show up on Saturday. Maybe Sunday and Friday was the best. Well technically I brought Saturday day one ticket. Although I didn’t go to Batman 80 years but I got to meet Tara Strong. Tara Strong is one of my favorite female voice actress. She is known for Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls), Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony) and Raven (Teen Titans). Tara Strong Q & A was conflict with Batman 80 years panel. I wished there were different times. Anyways, I was mostly in the game room checking out some retro games and indies. The indie that intrigue me is #BLUD and looks like a cartoon. There were others like Grumpy Witch, Valley of Shadow and Crescendo. All of these indies are well-crafted and fun. I have signed up for betas and email mailing list.
There is more indies games to share. Frightshow Fighter made a appearance and remember covering this indie. I got a hands-on experience and really enjoy it. Osunia was a prototype and plays like Harvest Moon. Sneaky Ninja was cute and casually stealthy fun game. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch soon. Here is a flash from the past. Atari Adventure is recreated to have multiplayer. Do you remember the game from Ready Player One? Now, there is more players can play instead of one. Mega Cat Studios booth was mind-blowing with recreating NES and Genesis games. Check out these guys and other indie developers I have mention. There are some indies I have played last conventions that appeared at Awesome Con.
Dragon Ball Fighter Z season 2 was just announced at World Tour last week. It was Top 8 regionals with SonicFox, Kazunoko, Kindedv and Feniritti. These players gave it their all and pull off impossible comebacks. Dragon Ball Fighter Z World Tour was amazing event for 3 day weekend. Now it makes me want to get better. I only saw it yesterday and was heart-pumping. There were only two American players and all Japanese. We get see them in action and take the glory. Special guest appeared in this World Tour. Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel were apart of this event. Sabat and Schemmel did voice acting for Dragon Ball Z going 20 years. Christopher mention Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 behind the scenes dvd. I remember that went I got the special edition. That was nostalgia growing up in the early 200s.
The producer of Dragon Ball Fighter Z Tomoko Hiroki appeared in this event We get a sneak peek at new Dragon Ball Z action role-playing game. Hiroki announced season 2 trailer and a new world tour tournament next year. Dragon Ball still grow strong with the fans and gamers. Shenron trophy look amazing and each top 8 got medals. I have to give a shout out to Tasty Steve. He is the best commentator in Esports history. Dragon Ball Fighter Z is a competitive anime fighting game that everyone should play. I can’t stress this enough, if you have not played this. Recommend you get on that game for real. I am happy Toei is sponsored this event. There were some controversy about DBFZ cancelling tournaments. You can’t stop the fandom that’s Fighter Z. Enough rambling let’s talk about season 2.