This past weekend we hosted online game panels at NY Comicon. The convention drew up to 95,000 attendees. Gaining close to the numbers presented by San Diego, the convention continues to grow.
I want to take the time in this blog to thank all of the game companies who presented at the show. Trion Worlds, NCSoft, Paragon Studios, ArenaNet, SOE, The Amazing Society, and Gazillion all were on hand to show off their games. Nothing is better than having some of the top upcoming MMOs on a panel with a room full of fans.
Speaking of fans, they really come first. Fans turned out in force packing the panel room for our Future of Online Games panel at the end of the day. It certainly helped that we had top folks on there to answer questions and interact with you, the players.
I have always felt strongly that MMO developers should interact with their fans. While some people in the industry feel differently, I think that with the hours you spend playing an MMO, you deserve the chance to talk to the creators first hand. It is part of the core reason we set up the panels at NY Comicon. So that fans can talk to devs, we simply try to help.
Overall I learned that players and devs are pretty similar and we all have a passion for games. We hope to have video for all of you of the panels. As well as follow up interviews and features on the site in case you did not make it to NY this past weekend.
Thanks again to everyone, including the MMORPG staff and volunteers for helping out. Next year, hopefully you’ll be able to attend the con and have a great time in the process.