Interview with Guild Launch’s Amy White

Guild Launch has been kind enough to sponsor the DC MMO track for 3 years now.  Not long after last year’s convention, they launched a site called Game Skinny and let a certain track director knock out a few articles for them.  Unfortunately, new jobs and new responsibilities curtailed the resurrection of my career as a columnist, but Amy White, managing editor for Game Skinny and one hell of a talented cosplayer, not to mention one of our judges for the WoW Costume Contest last year, was gracious enough to subject herself to our fearsome “5 Questions”.

How did you first hear about Dragon Con?

My circle of friends attends conventions up and down the east cost for costuming, anime, and other various geektacular interests. That being the case, it was completely impossible to not hear about Dragon Con, or how awesome it was. For many people I know, Dragon Con is the height of their annual convention attendance schedule.

What do you look forward to the most at Dragon Con?

 The crazy atmosphere! No other convention I’ve attended takes fun as seriously as Dragon Con.

If you could meet any three people, living or otherwise, at Dragon Con, who would they be and why?

Here goes:
  • Patrick Stewart – He’s such an amazing actor, but he’s an even more tremendous human being. Just being the same species as Mr. Stewart is an honor; being in the same room would be unforgettable.
  • Adam West – I grew up running home from the bus stop to watch the old school BATMAN show on TV, and have a model of his Batmobile on my desk at work. He’ll always be my Dark Knight.
  • David Eddings – Sadly, Mr. Eddings has passed away, but he and his wife wrote my favorite fantasy novel series: The Belgariad and The Mallorean  (technically two series and a few bios, but they all belonged together). I’d demand to know why Silk never got his own bio book. It would have been an outstanding read.

What is your proudest professional achievement?

Sending GameSkinny Contributors to events like E3, PAX Prime, SOE Live and Dragon Con to cover the events and interview the game developers they love. The excitement in their voices and the genuine joy in their coverage makes me so glad we do what we do. 

If money (and time) were no object, what is the one costume you would wear at Dragon Con?

Egads, that’s a tough one. I’m going to go with this answer, and have a bunch more I think of later. But I’m going with the Nightingale Armor set from Skyrim. I learned leather working to make a Castlevania cosplay years ago, and think that armor set would be a nightmare to make but a helluva good time to wear – I’d sneak around the entire convention. 


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