Well we pulled it off, and I think it was a huge success!
We learned a lot this time around - our mics were too hot so the audio quality isn't quite where we wanted it to be - but you can definately hear the coverage and get a good understanding of what is going on.
At one point we had over 180 people in the live chat! One thing Ustream doesn't do is let me keep a log of that chat. I would have loved to have gone back and read what everyone was saying!
We need to thank a whole bunch of people who helped make this possible:
- Bill & Tor from Imperial Vox Cast - You guys rocked and really made not only the video stuff a success (keeping me sane), but also Bill ran around collecting donations for our KR Multicase 1200 raffle! It wouldn't have been a success without you two.
- The Entire Eternal Warriors Crew - but most especially Dan Duran and She-Swizzy! Dan, your help and simple solutions to complex problems rocked the house! She-Swizzy, you were the most gracious host we could have asked for!
- Thom and Kristi - A part of our regular gaming group that joined us at Adepticon, but you guys helped keep me alive during the setup on Sat night with the multiple bottles of water and Thom helping Bill to make the KR Multicase Raffle a sweet success was what it was all about.
- Jason - Your steadfastness with the technical troubleshooting allowed us to get through the problems we had Sat night!
- Steve - Great camera work bud! You were a tremendous help through the entire event and allowed us to capture some memorable stuff with Dan Abnett, Dave Taylor and everything else throughout the weekend.
- Dave and Aaron - You guys moderating the chat channel for us allowed it to happen! Well done sirs!
- The Fans of the Show that came up and introduced themselves - This made up for all of the frustration we ran into while setting up. I was amazed at how much you guys were willing to just jump in and help.
Please leave us some feedback on what you think would help us improve this type of coverage in the future!
Recorded Video coverage (which was also streamed live) and commentary of the Adepticon 2011 Finals can be found here:
Adepticon Finals Round 1: No Audio on this one. We just filmed it so people had something to look at while we were finishing setup. Still - you can see two games played out if you are interested.
Pre-Game Show - and footage of Round 2: You can see the games being played but our commentary isn't really focused on it this round.
Semi-Final Round - Round 3: Two Tables with Commentary
Final Round - Round 4: Imperial Guard vs. Space Wolves for the Championship!