As many of you know, I’ve been quite heavily connected to SoulGeek for the last three-or-so years. I’ve helped site founder Dino Andrade coordinate convention appearances, I’ve helped to organize the Singles Nights over in Van Nuys, and I even co-host them with Dino (it still baffles me that Dino credits me as “creator of JUMP LEADS” when it’s a webcomic with a small audience, but who am I to argue?). Over the last few years I’ve become close friends with Dino and his better half, Casey. They’re family. I love ‘em to bits.
I feel very strongly, very passionately, about what Dino is trying to accomplish, and what he’s already accomplished. I may have a personal bias – I met my girlfriend on SoulGeek, and I’ve made many great friends through the site – but I am completely behind what he’s doing. He didn’t create the site to “cash in”. He does what he does because he genuinely, genuinely wants to see geeks like us be happy. I think that’s fantastic, and I feel very privileged to have been allowed to contribute to that.
For those who are interested, SoulGeek will have a presence at the Long Beach Comic-Con this year. Dino will be there at booth #941, along with an absolutely cracking guest list that includes the likes of Walter Jones (Zak from “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”), Gregg Berger (“Transformers”, “Men in Black”, “Halo Wars”), Alexis Cruz (“Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods – Final Cut”), Richard Epcar (“Transformers”, “Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe”). Then there’s Dino himself, of course, who has voiced characters in “World of Warcraft” and “Brutal Legend” among others, although my favourite performance of his is definitely his turn as the Scarecrow in “Batman: Arkham Asylum”.
I might even be there myself, if I’m able to go. Might be my last chance to attend a convention with SoulGeek for some time, so if I can squeeze myself in I’ll be there. And you’ll continue to see me at the Singles Nights, of course – who else is going to bring Rock Band, after all?