Con Bravo and More!
July 25th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

It’s Monday, and that means another blog update! Like the week before (and every other week) we’ve all been busy here at the Moonbase. But first, and most importantly, some non-Moonbase news.

If you happen to be in the Hamiliton/Toronto/Ontario-ish area this weekend, you’ll probably want to head over to Con Bravo. Not only because it’s a sweet con, but because James, Ian and Alex will be there! Here’s what they, and awesome friend of LRR, Featherweight will be doing at the con:

Friday, July 29th:

Tactical Roll Demo:
Come celebrate the recent open beta release of Featherweight’s Tactical Roll starring LoadingReadyRun’s Mercenary Solutions! Tactical Roll is a turn-based tabletop game where players take up the role of mercenaries to go on missions and work together to explore their environment, defeat combatants, and achieve objectives.

CORRECTION!
The Tactical Roll demo will be happening all weekend in the Albion room, and Featherweight will be there to run it, provided he’s not at other panels.

Webcomics Q&A:
Come ask successful web cartoonists about their work! Featuring Featherweight, Andrew Gregoire and Lunarbaboon.
Room 314: 10:30 pm

Saturday, July 30th:

MTG Chaos Draft: Come and chaos draft with James, Alex and Ian! Sets in the Draft: Eldritch Moon, Shadows Over Innistrad, Eternal Masters, Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Khans of Tarkir, Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey into Nyx, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon’s Maze, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, Avacyn Restored, Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Onslaught, Scourge, Judgment, Apocalypse, Urza’s Legacy, Modern Masters 2015, Modern Masters, Magic Origins, Conspiracy, Magic 2012, Magic 2015.
Registration fee: $25
Max spots: 64
Albion: 2:00 pm

Tinker Tailor, Solder, Fry: Making puppets with Featherweight and Ian!
Room 314: 10:30 pm

Sunday, July 31st:

The LoadingReadyRun Panel:
James, Ian, Alex and Featherweight take to the stage to A your Qs.
Chedoke C: 12:30 pm

Of course, if you’re not going to be at Con Bravo, there’s lots of great new content for you to watch this week. If you missed it, the replay of LoadingReadyLive episode 5 is online. This week, Beej takes Ian, Cori and Alex onto the Dusty Road, we discuss obsolete media formats and Kathleen’s trivia challenge returns!

Setting a bad precedent for weekly updates, there’s another episode of the GVLOG this week. Graham and I hunt Pokemon and continually get the name of the yellow gym wrong. Poor Instinct, they just get no respect.

If you still need to see more of Graham and I on adventures, episode 8 of our Japan vlog is now live. We spend all day in the scenic town of Hida-Takayama, and eat more delicious Japanese food.

And finally, the June 2016 Loading Time is now up. See behind the scenes as we put together two episodes of LoadingReadyLive, make improvements to studio A, and most importantly, eat ice cream.

A Wild Sketch Appeared!
July 19th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

So, Pokémon Go finally came out in Canada. Not that it matters much, since pretty much everyone had already downloaded it — except me, because apparently breaking the App store rules is a step too far for my wild and crazy personality. (Ha ha no, it’s because I’m lazy and it was too much work.)

But regardless of how you feel about Pokémon Go, you at least have some opinion. Well, at least we have opinions. And that opinion is “get in my damn Pokéball already you little bastard!” Anyhow, we also made this video. We hope you like it!

Speaking of things you probably enjoyed, we hope you enjoyed the Eldritch Moon Pre-prerelease! If you happened to have missed it, or just want to see my sweet deck again, the replay is now up on the LoadingReadyLive YouTube channel.

And if that didn’t scratch your EMN itch, this week’s episode of Tap Tap Concede features Cameron, Graham and myself talking about our experiences and what it was like to play with the new set!

Other new stuff that came out this week (and there was a lot) — a new episode of Qwerpline: the weirdest morning radio show from the weirdest town north of the Mississippi! Derek has been sent down to cover Nsburg’s bi-quarterly property lottery, and what could go wrong? Trick question of course.

If you like trains, you’ll probably be stoked about the newest episode of Graham and Kathleen’s Japan travel vlog. It’s day seven, and we’re on our way to the small but oh so scenic town of Hida-Takayama!

And finally, if you’re still needing a vlog fix, Graham did a random one, covering a very busy and very interesting day he had being the subject of a shoot himself.

As always, to keep up with everything we do, subscribe on YouTube and follow us on Twitch!

P.S.

There’s also a new Feed Dump, a new CheckPoint, a new Sidewalk Slam and THREE NEW CRAPSHOTS.

R.I.P Keg
July 11th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means it’s time for another blog post!

Last week was an incredibly busy week at the Moonbase. There was a lot going on, but most importantly, we finally put Ian’s Kegerator to the test! We went to Phillips and got a small keg (40 pints) but were somewhat dismayed to discover we needed to drink it all in 5 days because that was the maximum time allowed for rentals.

Luckily this weekend was also the Eldritch Moon pre-prerelease and our assembled guests put in lots of hard and admirable work, i.e., helped us drink all the beer.

Speaking of Eldritch Moon and our special guests, we had the Professor from Tolarian Community College visiting, so of course we had to get him into a magic crapshot.

Of course if you missed the Eldritch Moon pre-prerelease, don’t despair! The replay will be up on the LRR Streams YouTube channel very soon! Until then, feel free to kill time watching all the other videos we put up this week!

First up, Ian and Serge joined me for a very silly Feed Dump. Did you know you can buy silver cake frosting spray and use it to witness yourself like they do in Fury Road? But more importantly, did you know it’s a bad, bad idea?

Graham and Kathleen’s vlog tour of Japan continues with the Day 6 video, covering Chikubushima island and Gifu. This video has it all: fire, stairs, stairs, and more stairs. Also it’s scenic AF.

And I made my grand return to CheckPoint last week with Episode 236, A Spectrum of Censorship. The Korean phenomenon of social eating has come to Twitch, and of course, it’s gotten weird.
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