About This Video Gamer Gauntlet…

A little over a month ago I discovered this was happening.

This.

It’s a gaming convention. On a cruise. To the Bahamas.

It’s touting itself as the first gaming convention at sea, and although my research has turned up a few others (like GaCuCon, for example) this one seems way…more…[insert slang word synonymous with “lit” because I banned that term.] “Technically “first or not, I’m going. There’s no way I can’t NOT support this; I have high hopes that it will be an amazing time. Be dazzled by their schedule at their official site below:

http://gamertechevents.com/

Let’s throw aside the fact that I’m not a fan of boats. I’ll make this one work.

Let’s toss around the idea that we could possibly be Fyre-Festivaled, and that they’ve already rescheduled this event once. Tossed. (The Royal Caribbean has already been running this route for years. It’s established.)

Let’s journey back in time to all those brochures I got in the mail in grade-school from Carnival, which I tacked all over my bedroom cork-board and chanted the amenities to my mom, hinting QUITE strongly that it would be a dream to experience (it was only after it never happened that I began to dislike boats. >:/).

How ’bout that money factor? The prices seem worth it to me, (especially if you hunt for some discount codes on Twitter) for an all-inclusive three-day con/cruise (with the obvious liquor/casino/spa exclusions). Moments like this are what I’ve been grooming that good credit for since college. Swiped.

The whole trifecta itself is pretty good security. What if the con is boring because it’s the first time? I’ll still be on the cruise I never went on. What if the Majesty of the Seas itself isn’t that impressive? I’ll be surrounded by fellow gamers, have the opportunity to explore Bahamian territory, and I’ve never been on any others so I don’t know any better yet. 😛 What if the port stops are not that great? But I’ve never been to the Caribbean at all yet, dammit! What if this thing pops off and I have to learn on the Internet that I missed 3 days of cosplay, snorkeling, gamer concerts, pool parties, tropical weather, and a ridiculously unique all-in-one experience that I could have been a part of pioneering, especially since in the 9 years of my working adult life, I have never once taken an actual vacation?

I’m going.

Ya’ll should come too! 😀

ComeWithMe

~Tael

Fiverr Spotlight: Louise Wise

Here’s another shining star on Fiverr. Louise reminded me of one of those tell-it-like-it-is aunties. The self-proclaimed Indie Author Champion was super communicative and not afraid to give her opinion. She took it upon herself to help make my blurb a little smoother, even though that wasn’t part of the gig description (she has another gig for that). We had a great back-and-forth badminton messaging, swapping revised lines with what we each thought was a better way to convey them AND the mood of Chaos (un)Controlled, until we were completely on the same page in agreement. Five dollars got me her experienced blurb assistance, Twitter and Facebook posts, as well as a post on her blog here. A bonus attached to her tweets is that she’s part of Triberr, which means others in the tribe also tweet it as well! Definitely a high-value gig that makes you feel cared for.

https://www.fiverr.com/louise_wise/promote-your-book-on-my-blog-and-tweet?funnel=96b03bea-7f22-46c3-b6aa-c972f91a72fd

~Tael

Fiverr Spotlight: Andrea Coventry

Last honorable mention went to the great okomota! This time I’m highlighting an awesome gig any Indie Author utilizing Fiverr should purchase. You can check the gig below:

https://www.fiverr.com/andreacoventry/promote-your-young-adult-book?funnel=c2d56cf0-a435-447c-94d3-2c549725f9c5

Five dollars got me a spot on both her Young Adult Blog here and her other book blog here. (Be advised that she does note at the bottom of the page that the post was commissioned through Fiverr). On top of that, she tweeted my book numerous times, generating a great amount of likes and retweets, as well as a Facebook post with awesome engagement. She’s a wonderful example of a Fiverr NON-hustler that goes above and beyond. Great value! I would most certainly use again! 😀

~Tael