By Alex Springer [Posted June 17, 2015]
While the day zero press conferences make it easy to drool over the pantheon of new and exciting video games will be premiering this year, E3’s real power manifests itself on the exhibition floor. It’s a humbling experience to take control of a fledgling game as its developer looks on like a proud parent, but it’s these surreal moments that truly determine whether an upcoming title will be something special. … read more
By Ashley Lippert [Posted June 17, 2015]
The one thing about E3 that still blows me away is the sheer size. The big names—Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo—take up almost the entire West hall of the convention center, with a few smaller developers filling in the corners. I ended up spending the entire day on just this side of the hall and I still didn’t see every game. … read more
By Kenny Tadrzynski [Posted June 17, 2015]
E3 2015 is currently underway in sunny California and I’m extremely excited to attend this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity (for me, anyways). I’m no slouch to video games—I’ve been playing since the Atari days—I’m just not as up to snuff as everybody else here seems to be, which kind of made me feel like a filthy casual. … read more
By Nic Smith [Posted May 1, 2015]
Omara Moctar, known internationally as the Nigerien psych-rock hero Bombino, is the local and living legend of a small tribe in the country of Niger. While on his international tour, Salt Lake will have the good fortune of seeing him at no charge at The Salt Lake County Building on May 15–17 for The 30th Annual Living Traditions Festival this summer. Recently, SLUG was able to interview Moctar about his music and his message.
By Taylor Hoffman [Posted May 1, 2015]
Janet Mock’s 2014 memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, prompted a larger conversation about identity and how trans women can talk about their own experiences without fear. This June 4–7, Mock will be Grand Marshal at the Utah Pride Center’s 2015 Utah Pride Festival, where she will work with Utah’s LGBTQ community to further the conversation about inclusivity and authenticity.
By Andrea Silva [Posted March 16, 2015]
I found the 200-300 board game enthusiasts to be plenty adequate. I was relieved that I wouldn’t have to squeeze through the masses to look at the exhibitors or fight tooth and claw to sign up for a game. The intimate setting provided a comfortable atmosphere and was genuinely laid out to entertain fans. … read more