25
Aug

Look What Our Tiny Owls Did!

You don’t need to be a shirt-and-tie wearing adult working in some boring studio to produce awesome animation.

 

Some of Intervention’s kiddie guests spent time with Eric Hardenbrook of our Children’s Programming Room to produce a stop-motion animation segment for the convention. A peaceful street bustling with activity is suddenly overrun with–what else?–the Sharknado in this latest stop-motion classic.

Check out the results of Sharknado at Intervention!


23
Aug

Interventon 2013 Board Gaming Room features a large library of awesome and friendly faces!

Fans of Munchkin, Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons are all free to converge in Intervention’s official tabletop gaming library.

Room runners Chuck and Bean will constantly be on hand to offer assistance on any card or tabletop game of your choice. Over 100+ titles and accessories are available for rent or purchase.

A schedule of events for the duration of the weekend will be posted in the room and will be continuously updated.


23
Aug

Visit Our Video Game Room for vintage and modern games on freeplay!

The Intervention Video Game Room is now open…and it will be a nonstop cavalcade of gaming throughout the weekend.

Nestled in the Roosevelt Room just steps from the Vendors’ Area and panels rooms, Sarah and Pete of GameHorde have been appearing at Intervention since the beginning. They have been very generous to share their personal collection of video game titles and consoles with the guests of the convention.

All of your favorites are represented, including Xbox360, Playstation 3, and even the new open-sourced gaming console Ouya. Old school gamers will be happy to re-familiarize themselves with the likes of Super NES and the first Playstation. Additionally, the Rock Band setup is one of the very first professional kits ever made.

Oh, and there’s this:

Yes, kids, that is a Commodore 64. Well before even the first Nintendo was released, such systems were what video game enthusiasts of the early 1980s were stuck with.

GameHorde is offering unlimited play of over 175 different titles. Additionally, they have a slew of tournaments set up for the weekend, kicking off today at 5PM with Rock Band. Fruit Ninja, Super Smash Bros. (naturally), and BombSquad will also feature tournament play.

Finally–and not for the faint of heart–try your hand at Halo Midnight Madness. Beginning promptly at midnight tonight, see how long you can go in unlimited Halo. The tournament will not end until the last person has dropped.


01
Aug

intervention-2013-programming-spotlight-contag Intervention 2013 Programming Spotlight: ConTag


One thing we really like to do at Intervention is give new ideas a place to grow and develop. Last year we tried out a new game idea called “ConTag” developed by our Video Gaming Dept. head Wes. Based on the feedback we’ve received we’re moving forward and making it a much bigger part of the event this year. The full details on it are on our Special Events Programming Page, but here’s a brief snippet:

ConTag is at its core a scavenger hunt. An electronic one where you need a smartphone or internet enabled device.

It works using special QR tags located throughout the convention space located on walls, tables and people. Using either a QR reader or a web browser (url is on every tag) you collect codes that are worth points. The one with the highest points by Sunday wins a free pass to Intervention 2014.

So if you like the challenge of Scavenger hunts this can be a fun addition to your experience this year.


31
Jul

intervention-2013-programming-descriptions-now-online Intervention 2013 Programming Descriptions Now Online


The Programming descriptions for Intervention 2013 are now online. We are working on the schedule and hope to have that up as well by August 4th.

If you hadn’t noticed we’ve also posted the Children’s Programming for 2013 online as well.

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