The G.A.M.E.S. Blog staff were on site at SwampCon in Gainesville, Florida yesterday!  We’d like to thank Ciara Powell and the rest of the staff at SwampCon for inviting us to speak about breaking into the game journalism industry.

From left to right: Greg Barbe, Dan Furnas and Shaan Joshi

Dan, Greg and Shaan hosted our panel yesterday afternoon in the Rion Ballroom of the University of Florida’s Reitz Student Union.  Other speakers discussing their trades included novelist Aya Knight, cartoonist Tom Hart, and staff members from Trendy Entertainment.  Dr. Joseph Murphy from the University of Florida also held a discussion based on Azuma Hiroki’s book Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals.

While we were there, we ran into several cosplayers who were kind enough to stop for a quick picture:




We also stopped by GatorLAN’s room to check out the crowd:

Were you there?  Let us know!  Check in with the comment section below, or if you have any pictures you’d like to share with us, please send me a note at annie.barbe[at]!

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