Please excuse me for posting material completely unrelated to Epoch Art, but I am still reeling from the exhausting experience that was this year’s Comic-Con International. For the uninitiated, Comic-Con International (typically just referred to as ‘Comic-Con’) is the single biggest yearly convention based around comic books, movies, television, video games, and toys; held yearly in sunny San Diego California. As a resident of San Diego (and a huge fan of all things nerdy), I am one of the privileged who graciously attends the four day event each year, soaking in the amazing exhibitors’ booths, spot-on cosplays, and entertaining panels.
This year was intense, as I spent many, many hours waiting in line for panels, walking the exhibit floor, buying Comic-Con exclusive swag, and eating at expensive restaurants. It was way too much time to be on one’s feet. I had three friends in town for the event who stayed at my house, so I had no downtime in the evenings either. The whole weekend was a blur of sensory
Last November, we announced a little contest to help gather ideas and features you might want in a new version of the DCV (Dynamic Comic Viewer). While many of the ideas were truly outside of the scope of a simple comic viewer (many were geared towards full-motion video, which is not what this software is intended to be), many of the ideas were rather inspired, if not difficult or impossible to implement at this point.
So while I can say that very few of the ideas found their way into the new version of the DCV, which will be uploaded when Dark Rift is released this Friday, we were nonetheless pleased with everyone’s submissions and eagerness to offer up new perspectives on where the software could go in the future.
July is here, and shit is about to get HOT! We’re making extra-sure the new version of the DCV is stable on all operating systems so we set aside more time for QA than is likely necessary, but we have to allot time for finding bugs and fixing said bugs. So sorry for the wait.