Well, I'm back and rested from my trip to San Francisco. The trip was great - the travel there went smoothly and everything went well checking into the hotel. After getting situated in, I spent a good portion of the night sleeping and got up early the next day for the trip to Wikia headquarters.
It was a rainy morning, but I had my umbrella and I made it in without getting too wet. Things cleared up somewhat later in the day and it stopped raining.
At Wikia's headquarters, I was introduced to the tool that they use to create videos upon request. It's a neat program that has access to a lot of video, including all of the Harry Potter movies. Unfortunately, that particular service was acting rather flaky at the time (the fault of the third-par…Read more >
Well, my trip has begun and I am now on my way to Wikia's headquarters, where I shall discover the deepest secrets of Wikia. ... ... Okay, well, maybe not, but it should be a good time.
Currently I am in the Dallas Airport, waiting for the trip to San Francisco. Trip's been fine so far - flight to Dallas departed a bit later than scheduled, but then arrived earlier than scheduled, so I've got a bit of extra time.
I'll keep you updated here as the trip continues, so watch this spot. And if you have any questions or anything about Wikia (the headquarters), you can ask them here, and I'll see if maybe I can answer them.
Day 2 - Morning
I am in San Francisco - I am scheduled to arrive at Wikia's headquarters in about an hour. Trip was fine - flig…Read more >
Harry Potter fans - if you've been waiting for Wonderbook: Book of Spells, now is your chance. It's Black Friday, and there's not likely to be any better deals on this new and exciting Harry Potter video game title anytime soon. I just purchased the Wonderbook with PlayStation Move and Eye camera on Amazon, but you have choices, so let's break them down:
- PlayStation Move Bundle with PlayStation Eye camera on Amazon - You can find this here. The price is $49.99 and if you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping in two business days (though it's noted that it "may take an additional 1-2 days to process") or if you don't have Prime, you have the option of free "Super Saver Shipping," but you may have to wait a while to get it.
- Regular game with…
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Some exciting news - Wikia has offered me a free trip to their headquarters in California at the end of this month. I'll be spending a day there at their headquarters and while there, I'll be learning about and discussing the latest features for videos on Wikia. The travel expenses are entirely paid, so it's a pretty neat deal.
While I'm there, if there's any questions anyone wants me to ask, or anything they'd like to find out, just let me know. I'll try to represent the Harry Potter Wiki while I'm there, as well as my pet project, the Eternal Sonata Wiki. Really excited about the trip and this opportunity to learn more about Wikia!Read more >
Hallowe'en has come, and the ghosts and goblins are out!
We celebrate Hallowe'een here on the Harry Potter Wiki, but for Harry Potter, Hallowe'en brings mixed feelings, as this way the day that he lost his parents, James and Lily Potter to Lord Voldemort, who was certainly out on on trick-or-treating expedition that night.
On the other hand, Hallowe'en brought the delicious Hallowe'en feast, but also thrills and danger in the form of Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll and the Deathday Party for Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, followed by Harry's hearing a strange voice and the discovery of the opening of the Chamber of Secrets. 31 October was also the day of Sirius Black's attack on the Fat Lady and the fateful day when Harry learned tha…
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