The Prop Store of London will be showcasing some of its collection at the Memorabilia Show at the Birmingham Nation Exhibition Center on Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27. The convention itself will be host to a wide variety of fantasy and science fiction events, and a number of celebrities will also be on hand for autographs and panels. Ticket pricing information is available here.
Please stop by to see our display of props and costumes and meet the Prop Store team if you can. If you would like us to bring anything along for you to look at please just drop us a line.
They have a variety of Wing Commander merchandise in stock, so local attendees might want to ask them about taking a closer look. Unfortunately, it seems that the $400 Limited Edition Kilrathi Marquettes are sold out.
Fortunately, MovieBits still has a red flight suit in stock for Wing Commander fans without.
Armchair Empire has a new interview with Origin founder Richard Garriott. A lot of the focus is on his upcoming title, Tabula Rasa, but the interview also backs up and asks about Origin and Garriott's involvement in the first breakthrough massively multiplayer game, Ultima Online.
Outer space sure looks weird.
Richard Garriott: With UO, we were in a fight to exist at all. No one believed in MMOs, so we had no funding. No one knew what features would be popular so we built lots of things not knowing how or if players might like it. We were writing code that had never been tried before, so it was hard to get it working well.
Interviewer: Since Tabula Rasa is taking place in outer space, there’s the implication that the game world will be quite large. Initially, just how big will this game be in terms of exploration?
Richard Garriott: The game will launch with 2 or 3 planets to explore, but we will provide new planets as fast as we can make them!