Two Tickets to CAPCOM Live Concert Sept 29th In NYC Giveaway

I am partnering with CAPCOM to give away two tickets to their Capcom Live show, coming to NYC for the first time on 9/29 at Gramercy Theatre! It’s the official Capcom concert, featuring a live rock band and orchestra performing the soundtracks from all the biggest Capcom games including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Okami, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, and many more with a giant screen and light show. To enter the giveaway, click the link below! Giveaway ends Friday, Sept 21st. Tickets available at http://www.capcomlive.com

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Speaking at Latinx in Games Panel at Pax West 2018!

 

Please join me at my panel at #PAXWest 2018 – “Latinx in Games: We Are Here and You Belong Here Too” occuring Saturdaying September 1st at 3:30-4:30pm in the Cat Theater. Incredibly honored and extremely excited to be fostering a community for Latinx from every part of the world.

If you’re attending, make sure to mark your calendars! More details: http://west.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/latinx-in-games-we-are-here-and-you-belon

Panel Details:

The Latinx community is filled with a strong, vibrant, and colorful culture that is reflected by the diversity of our roles spread all over the gaming industry. We’re fostering a community where Latinx can meet, exchange ideas, and grow.

You don’t have to be fully fluent in Spanish or raised completely Hispanic to be included here. We want to share our cultures, our struggles, and our triumphs with the entire Latinx community and our allies, in the hope that we inspire our next generation of developers.

Honored to be joined by:

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Hope to see you there!

My Most Epic E3 Experience Ever

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Before we get into the actual industry event, let’s start off with where I stayed with my partner in crime @ZuneGirl! My beautiful home away from home in downtown Los Angeles was nearby everything! It just so happened we were also down the street from the SONY press conference! We didn’t even need to attend it. The AirBnb included access to the pool and jacuzzi which was surrounded by foliage! See below for the view outside our window into the atrium and pool!

On the First Night..

It was honestly a blur of after parties way before the doors opened! YouTube Gaming’s after party location was incredibly beautiful but there was no open bar and no food. For such a big company, you’d think they would really make an impression?

The PUBG party was incredible with catering from all over the world and unlimited cocktails based on different landing zones in the game! I got to mingle with some incredibly talented Twitch and Mixer Streamers. I arrived at the party in style accompanied by the handsome gentleman and Mixer Partner Backdraft.

Facebook Gaming Party was quite possibly the most shocking event of the night! With Instagram booths to take the most iconic photos, Oculus Rift games available to play, unlimited drinks and food, tons of space in a giant theater in downtown Los Angeles you wonder how could it get better?

BUT IT DID! Out came the famous dance group the Jabbawockeez performing some of the most popular songs. But Facebook Gaming wasn’t done spoiling us….oh no.. They got DJ Khalid up in here! I legit lost it. 🤣

Our First Day At E3

So how does the FABulous Narz start her first day at E3? By being VIP at the Fortnite Arena! 😎 ZuneGirl and I stayed in the shade during the outside Fortnite Arena event overlooking the entire tournament. Some of the biggest celebrities like Xavier Woods, Marshmellow, Pokimane, and Ninja participated in the tournament.

The weather was literally unbearable. I can’t even imagine how the viewers or the players in the sun were handling it. Regardless, the event was streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, and Twitch accumulating over 1.5 Million max concurrent views across multiple channels! Ridiculous!

Day Turns To Night

We end up heading over to the Mixer Mixer where we see some old friends from the Mixer NYC Studio where we use to work at. We then group up and then head over to the official Fortnite After Party! Possibly the best after party at E3 and only 2nd best to Twitch Con’s 2017 after party.

What ends up happening can be easily described by the collage of photos below for your viewing pleasure. Yes, there were pinatas and toilets all over the Fortnite after party. YES, I bumped in Hai Lam. 😍

Our 2nd Day at E3

We make our way to the center for Day 2 having not set foot on the floor on the first day.  We made our way around the floor saying hi to friends and such.

Our Last Day

Honestly, the entire week went by so quickly and most of the time my phone was dead. (haha I need a portable charger…) All in all, this year E3 was by far worth every penny and effort going. I met so many contacts and amazing people it blew my mind away.

Thank you to all the Mixer staff and streamers that showed me so much compassion and love! Thank you to everyone who took time to see me during the hectic week!

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Muses X Vinho Verde Wine Experience!

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I had the amazing time as an invited VIP influencer for the Vinho Verde Wine Experience! Thank you to the team for granting me this honorable opportunity! I indulged in amazing wines from all over Portugal and paired them with delicious food bites from NYC’s hottest restaurants!

THE WINES I LOVED~💕🥂

Attending the Vinho Verde Experience was extremely magical! Trying all kinds of wines from all over Portugal was an incredible experience. Most of the wines are from local wineries that I would never have heard of!

Getting to speak directly to the wine owner and learning about the culture and history of their wines was truly inspirational! What made the experience even more worthwhile were the creative cocktails made with some wines.

The entire event overlooked the Hudson River! Highly recommend attending this event and in the earlier sessions!

Got to see my fellow lovely Muses @Haley.Findlay, @FashionstyleFoodie, and @WorldMeetsGurl!

Thank you again to Muses and inHouse Production for the VIP invited!

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VOLKSWAGEN JETTHAUS Launch + Want LES Essential X Harrys Event

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Had the honor and privilege to attend TWO events back to back! Taking a test drive of the New Volkswagen Jetthaus was incredible!  

It’s always a blast to go out with my good friend @angelzheng_! Next, we went to an installation with Want LES Essentials and Harrys! It was truly incredible! Thank you again for having us!

Thank you again to Volkswagen, Harrys, and Want LES Essentials!

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PAX EAST 2018 Recap eMLS PAX Arena [IG Recap]

 

Finally got around to post some IG Stories from my trip to PAX East.

Super proud to have worked to bring to fruition eMLS!

Appearing at PAX Arena 2018 for the first time ever, eMLS is the first FIFA Tournament in history. Sponsored by SONY, Adidas,  and ATT&T, the tournament saw 30 actually teams being represented by an influencer/pro player in the scene. The tournament lasted all four days of PAX with the winner receiving a contract to represent their team in the World Championship.

I am not a good packer. LoL I pack stuff I don’t need all the time.

 

My PAX East Schedule lol

So happy giving out swag. I wish this was my job.

 

Besides working the floor, I got to see some friends and check out other booths! Twitch booth gave away expressos with their cinnamon printed logos! This year there was no live streaming component to Twitch’s booth, a first in history.

My week was a lot of work, but I was able to relax and have fun as well!

Still recovering from the week.

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NYC Streamers Meetup At WeWork Organized BY Your’s Truly

Overwhelmed by the number of people that came to the event! The focus of this event is to create a social suport group for streamers in NYC by having fun and playing games. We had a VR dev company, Waypoint CafeNYC, and Twitch Streamer Cresta Star in the house! Thanks to everyone that showed up!

Visit the meetup to find out about the next event: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Esports-Meetup

Thank You Timbuk2 for the Goodies and Congrats on The Relic Comic Book Launch!

Relic brings to life a tale of two brothers who develop supernatural powers after discovering an ancient family heirloom, which leads to a battle of good versus evil against a mysterious talisman. I got the chance to be a part of the launch party where Chris Walker, founder of Urbanime and creator of Relic, highly-anticipated, 45-page digital graphic novel, was released.

The release was sponsored by Timbuk2 with a limited edition bag resembling the character Bobby ‘s backpack in the series. Thanks to TImbuk2 for inviting me!

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New York Game Award Nominees Announced! Watch It Live Jan 24th

New York Game Award

Super excited for the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s 7th Annual New York Game Award! This year the event will be held January 4, 2018, in New York City. The event will showcase the best video games from all genres hosted by Emmy-Award winning writers from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. 

This year the New York Game Award honors Bethesda’s Todd Howard with Legend Award and build up to the winner of the Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year! Todd Hoard is known for his work in the critically acclaimed Fallout series as well as the brilliantly raved Elder Scrolls series.

Get your tickets here! I will be present at the New York Game Award so be sure to pop by and say hello!

New York Game Awards Nominees

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

Horizon Zero Dawn

NeirAutomata

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

What Remains of Edith Finch

Wolfenstein 2: New Colossus

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Super Mario Odyssey

Player Unknown Battlegrounds

 

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

Super Mario Odyssey

ARMS

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

Knowledge Is Power

Sonic Mania

Pinball FX3

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

A Normal Lost Phone

Framed 2

Through the Ages

Bury Me, My Love

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

HQ Trivia

Fire Emblem Heroes

 

Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism

Matt Leone

Laura Hudson

Julie Muncy

Ajay Singh Chaudhary

Astrid Budgor

Gareth Damian Martin

Yussef Cole

 

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

Cuphead

Walden

Beat Cop

Everything

Pyre

Torment: Tides of Numenera

What Remains of Edith Finch

Night in the Woods

 

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best Virtual Reality Game

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Marvel Powers United VR

Polybius

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Wilson’s Heart

 

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing

What Remains of Edith Finch

Night in the Woods

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Horizon Zero Dawn

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Destiny 2

NierAutomata

 

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

Pyre

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

DropMix

Super Mario Odyssey

Persona 5

Destiny 2

 

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

Horizon Zero Dawn

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Rain World

Destiny 2

What Remains of Edith Finch

Cuphead

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

 

Tappan Zee Bridge Award for Best Remake

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

L.A. Noire: Switch and VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch and VR

Metroid: Samus Returns

The Walking Dead Collection

 

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game 

Ashly Burch as Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn

Valerie Rose Lohman: What Remains of Edith Finch

Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Brian Bloom as B.J. Blazkowicz, Wolfenstein II: TNC

Nina Franoszek as Irene Engel, Wolfenstein 2: TNC

Melina Juergens as Senua, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

 

 

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About the New York Videogame Critics Circle

Based in New York City, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is a not-for-profit organization, stemming from the need for community in the oftentimes cut-throat world of journalism. This multicultural group is comprised of the finest videogame critics, designers, writers, reporters, bloggers and videographers in New York City. Members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle give back to their communities with programs like the DreamYard Project at DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx, NY, offering mentoring, internships, lectures, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underprivileged students. The organization also works with The Abrons Arts Center, part of the Henry Street Settlement. There, they hold the annual New York Game Awards, teach courses and bring games and education to community events. They also mentor seniors at O.A.T.S., Older Adult Technology Services, at their tech center in NYC.

NYC Influencer Network Muses Brunch Mixer – November

Super pumped to be holding another NYCIN Brunch Mixer for the month of November! Get together with other influencers from different platforms and meet over brunch! We talk about Instagram algorithm theories, strategies that work for social, and our own aspirations. It’s a great way to find the social support you need to truly grow.

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What is NYCIN Muses?

New York City Influencer Network is a group on the Muses app that brings together like-minded individuals who are confident, creative, and looking to grow their social. Within our group, we post opportunities for paid gigs, workshops, and provide support to help each and everyone one of our members become successful on social. Started by your’s truly, my ambitions with the group is to create a community support group for any influencer or aspiring content creator in the Big Apple. Download the app here.