Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Zeldathon 2010

It's that time of year again (yay!).  This year, I won't be attending in person, due to finances, work, other commitments, and so on.  Did you know that plane tickets are expensive?  I would like to see what happens if more fuel-efficient planes are designed, and if airlines reduce fares.  Yes, I know that airlines are already broke, so sad, etc.  And I'd love to keep them afloat, you know?  Except I don't have $400-$500 to spend on a round-trip ticket.  Thanks.


This year's 3rd annual Zeldathon, as in previous years, will tackle the mainstream Zelda console games: The Legend of Zelda (NES), Zelda II: Link's Adventure (NES), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64), The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64), The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GCN), and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN/Wii).  Most of the games, if not all of them, will be played on the Nintendo Wii, using the Virtual Console and backwards compatibility for the GCN (Twilight Princess will be the Wii version).  I've also heard that this year, we're trying some of the handheld games, specifically the Oracle games (two Gameboy Color games which can be linked with a password) and Phantom Hourglass (on the DS, which is the sequel to Wind Waker).

The games will be played non-stop, although players will be switching off so people can eat and sleep.*  Zeldathon starts on July 5th at 6:00pm on (live streaming with chat).  We are raising money!  If you dislike child abuse (of course you do!), please donate.  100% of donations will go to the National Children's Advocacy Center, and these (tax-deductible) donations will go towards training advocates and professionals, as well as providing therapy and treatment for survivors of child abuse.

Good cause, yes.  Even if you can only donate a few dollars, please consider it.  If every viewer donated $5, we'd raise a LOT of money easily.

Monday, July 5th
6:00 pm EDT
7-9 (or 10) games, non-stop
100% of donations go straight to the NCAC.

Warning: In the past, I've tried to ensure that the Zeldathon players, friends, and chatroom members keep language and jokes appropriate, out of respect for the organization we donate to.  There are some chat moderators, myself included, who work very hard to keep inappropriate language, jokes, and comments in check, but obviously, the chances of us preventing anyone from saying something stupid are next to none.  If you think that someone has said or done something completely inappropriate, alert me immediately, even if it's something as basic as a chatroom member using the term "rape" inappropriately.  I'll do what I can to take care of it.  Unfortunately, the gaming community is male-dominated and not progressive-friendly, so we have to work hard to be subversive.

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