"Player2" shirt design by Matt Hawkins - 24hours Only!!!
Matthew Hawkins, the king of all things papercraft, has set his sights on some design of a different nature and only available for a 24 hour window is this rad shirt he designed for Ript Apparel! The design is called “Player2”, and is Matt’s tribute to player #2 always waiting and never getting the glory. Matt says that “It was inspired by me playing Super Mario Wii with my son and me telling him how back in the day both players didn’t play at the same time you had to sit and wait and watch and wait.” Oh how times have changed :-) Like mentioned before, this is going to be available for only 24hours on Sunday, February 14th via Ript Apparel!
Matt Hawkins FREE paper toy for the month of January in 2011: Andy Warhol
Paper Toy god Matthew Hawkins is going back to his roots… don;t worry though folks he is not going anywhere, in fact he is bringing the heat for 2011 and he has promised to release one FREE paper toy each month for the entire year of 2011… awesome right?!?! What better way to start the year off than by honoring one of the most prolific pop artists that lived… Andy Warhol. This rad creation comes in a 2-page PDF and is full with so much emotion and angst it might just break your printer (not really). So go ahead and click HERE and get printing, cutting, and pasting, and check back next month for a new toy!
I-CON 31 Gaming Announces Matthew Hawkins, George Strayton, and Meguey Baker
Matthew Hawkins is a New York City-based video game designer, journalist, culturalist, and educator. Mostly known for his writing, Matt’s writing has appeared everywhere from Electronic Gaming Monthly to Gamasutra, and from Giant Robot to Nickelodeon Magazine, all on the topic of gaming. These days, he is a daily contributor for both MSNBC.com and Guyism.com, though he is best known for his gaming blog FORT90, along with the print version, the FORT90ZINE. FORT90ZINE has been called: “The publication that helped spark the video game zine renaissance currently in effect.” He’s also a member of the Attract Mode collective, where he helps to produce game-related apparel, fine art, and comics, in addition to curating shows. Matt also co-hosts the Fangamer podcast.
George Strayton has been a screenwriter and producer for such hits as Transformers, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess. He has been a game designer since 1995, with more than three dozen gaming products to his name. In 1997, he received both Origins Award and InQuest Award nominations for the Men in Black Roleplaying Game. He has also had a hand in Dungenons & Dragons, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings RPGs, among others. His new micropress game company, Secret Fire Games, recently released its first RPG, The Secret Fire, which has become a DriveThruRPG bestseller and has garnered industry accolades from people such as Monte Cook, Stan!, Gail Gygax, and Michael Curtis. He’s currently working with producer Tom DeSanto, of X-Men and Transformers, on a feature film project.
Meguey (or Meg) Baker has been playing RPGs since her neighbors bought the Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Blue Box in 1978. She first started designing games shortly thereafter, when the group decided to set a campaign in the Star Wars universe. Years later, she now publishes her designs through her company, Night Sky Games.