I can’t believe it’s nearly that time already! I’d thought about for ages, talked about it for ages, and on Wednesday I’ll finally be going! And my oh my has it taken its sweet time about doing so.
I still can’t believe I’m going again. It’ll be my third time in London, and it seems to be tri-annual at this rate (my first visit was Halloween 2004, then again in July 2007). The first time I went over I done the whole sightseeing doo-lally, the second time was purely just to recharge my much-depleted batteries, but this year it’ll be largely a working holiday, as I’ll be covering the games and a few developer talks from this year’s Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court for Press X Or Die.
There’ll be a hell of a lot to cover over the 3 days of the weekend so I’ll barely have a moment to myself, such is the hecticity of taking constant physical notes when attending talks and playing demos, then transcribing those audio logs and scribblings into coherent blog posts when I get home in the evenings. So yeah, while it kinda does feel like a holiday (since I’ll be surrounded by videogames for at least 7 hours in the day for 3 days) I’ll be stressing out making sure I missed something, trying to keep up with my own schedule – yes, I have my whole 3 days timetabled with what to play and when to play it – and making sure I take enough notes and observations away from each experience. All this, and still no laptop to work from, only my iPod Touch and a camera. It’s going to be pure madness!
I’ve my bag packed and ready, only a few duds with me (because I’m anticipating a swag flood, same as any show like Penny Arcade Expos, Gamescom and the like) and I’m all revved up and good to go! So who all’s going then? If you are, hit me up on Twitter (@jayc4life) and be sure to say hi and have a chat or something!