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Beware The Ides of March

Origin

“From Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, 1601. ‘Beware the Ides of March’ is the soothsayer’s message to Julius Caesar, warning of his death.

The Ides of March didn’t signify anything special in itself – this was just the usual way of saying “March 15th”. The notion of the Ides being a dangerous date was purely an invention of Shakespeare’s; each month has an Ides (often the 15th) and this date wasn’t significant in being associated with death prior to 1601.

Months of the Roman calendar were arranged around three named days – the Kalends, the Nones and the Ides – and these were reference points from which the other (unnamed) days were calculated:

Kalends (1st day of the month).
Nones (the 7th day in March, May, July, and October; the 5th in the other months).
Ides (the 15th day in March, May, July, and October; the 13th in the other months).”

– Source: Phrases

 

$10 for 100 Titles on Comixology

So, this is very much like a drug dealer in that Comixology is pretty much giving away the first in 100 independent comic book series in celebration of it’s first year in business and SXSW. I know the last thing I really need is to get invested in any more ongoing comics/graphic novels and yet this bundle is too good to pass up. I thought I’d share because the sale ends tomorrow 10/10/14, 11pm EST.

Source: Comixology

There seems to be something in this bundle for everyone and let’s not forget these are indie titles so I can get behind supporting an indie series or two. I know there are actually quite a few titles that have been on my radar in this bundle so it was a no-brainer to purchase. If nothing else, check it out.

Source: Comixology

And by the way, Image Comics has a new bundle available; I am a huge Image Comics fan minus any Todd McFarlane Productions series because I can’t support anyone that thinks comics aren’t for women. (Psst, Todd the 1950s are calling you back.)

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Day 0: GDC Next 2013

Photo Credit: Creepik

I have to admit that Megabus is one of the best deals around; I don’t have to drive, free wi-fi, electrical outlets and I can sleep. One word to the wise, it is always freezing cold on Megabus so bring layers and a blanket. The drivers always say they have no control over the air, when the bus goes on so does the air. And it is cold. I did see one clever thing today, a guy brought clear packing tape and put it over the vents so the air wasn’t blowing as hard on him.

I know flying would be quicker, but honestly Union Station tends to be closer to where I’m usually going. There are no security lines, liquid limits, etc. So if I can spare the time I’d rather take the bus, did I mention that it only cost me $10 to go from SF to LA? It’s kind of a no brainer, price-wise.  And I’ve never paid more than $38 one way.

I’m staying at a new place via Airbnb, I like it and it’s within walking distance to the LA Convention Center. This may become my go to place for conferences and conventions.

I’d really like to say that I’m going to just relax the rest of the evening; nope, I have to try to get closer to finishing a few gaming reviews, doing my homework for interviews and networking during the WIGI WAM meetup in a few hours.

WIGI = Women In Games International

WAM = Women and Men