Hello to all of my loyal StarCraft Fan readers. Now I know I’ve been away for a week, but don’t look at me that way, sir. Hmm… It seems you’re not the only one giving me a dirty look. I know what this looks like, but please let me explain. Don’t think I just went and abandoned you all. I can assure you that’s not the case at all. So if you could put down your flaming torches and pitchforks for just a minute or two so I can explain.
As a freelance writer, I publish work on a number of different websites. I volunteer for some sites; I write for open topic freelancing sites; I write for websites that center around a specific franchise (such as this one); and I even have work published on a major site, which is a huge accomplishment for me.
This past week was the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 2010. As a member of the press, I got a media pass and had access to the event for all three days. But because the site I went through is based in Canada and I’m the only Los Angeles local (I live about 35 minutes away from the LA Convention Center.), it was my job to cover E3 all by my lonesome. No camera crew, no fellow journalists, not even someone to drive me around or help carry my things. It was all me.
I was the photographer, videographer, reporter, and driver. Now, I’m not complaining. I loved the hectic pace of it all, I had tons of fun, and covering E3 by myself is something that will surely look impressive on a resume somewhere down the line. But I digress. After doing all of this work and covering as much as possible, it was my job to head home and start whipping up articles for the site.
So you see, I have a legit reason for my absence from StarCraft Fan. But don’t worry; it’s going to be a long time before something like this happens again. By the way, despite the fact that neither StarCraft nor Blizzard are represented at E3, there were a few StarCraft-related happenings at this year’s event. You can bet I’ll be posting about those things in subsequent entries!