finally ran as normal, as the previous years were online
only because of Covid. Nintendo did not participate though, they
hadn't since 2019. But
this time, they added some cool missions and achievements when
you logged in to their site. And, there was a Zelda Easter Egg! A Link-version
of their mascot, Epix! Enough for me to participate, haha.
This was, as of current date, the last E3 event
to be held. It was digital only with free access for all.
One of the
things you could do at their site (which in my opinion was the
only "fun" thing to do there), was to create an avatar character.
And so I did. ..many times, as Zelda-characters.
This was the
first time I went to Gamescom. Cologne is about 2 hours away
(with train) from where we lived in Germany. And since Link's
Awakening was revealed earlier this year, I decided that this
was the perfect time to finally experience the event.
World Records visit
Right after my
record was confirmed, GWR contacted me and asked me if I wanted
to do a photoshoot for the new book that was coming out. I
accepted, and a small team flew out to Norway to do the shoot.
It was a very stressfull and exhausting day, but they were very
kind and professional about everything, and I'm glad I did it.
wanted to take a few photos outside to get some of those
Norwegian mountains in the background. They were really lucky
with the weather that day, as it had been raining the days
before. A bit cold in February though..
from the video, click to go to GWR's Official Youtube-channel)
Zelda Universe & Nintendo Australia, 23.01.2017
decided to have one final celebration of Zelda's Anniversary as
the 30th year was almost over. Over a course of 6 weeks, they
held some contests that were focusing on specific aspects of the
fandom, and they wanted all Zelda fans to contribute. They would
choose some of their favorites and send them a very special
reward thanks to Nintendo Australia.
Universe's banner for the celebration.
There were 9
different artwork prints from Nintendo Australia.
I decided to
participate in the first week, which was all about Zelda
collections. The other themes were artwork, memories, music,
crafts/cosplay, and video. I kinda regret not trying to
participate in more themes, but I only had a few weeks for
preparations and I didn't feel like my submissions would have
been that great (and I was working 100% as a class teacher at
that time, so I barely had any spare time at all!). For my
submission, I sent them one of the newest pictures I had from my
collection, but I also made a new picture displaying some of the items from my favorite game: Majora's Mask. ..and I
ended up as one of the winners!
and their comment.
The Guinness World
In order to
set a record, you need to follow lots of rules and regulations.
One of the things I had to do, was to get two independent
witnesses to count all of the items while I filmed them. I could
not be related to/associated with them, and they would not have
anything to gain from the attempt. I ended up with a police officer, and
a former GAME-store manager.
..I wonder if
this is the weirdest mission this police officer have had before?
He did a good job though.
GAME-store manager was a friend of the Youtuber "The Paxian"
from my hometown. So she was also there with him, and filmed a
bit from the counting. Click on the picture to watch her vlog
The Symphony of the
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
in Sweden, 06.04.2015
"The Legend of
Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert series is back with a
third installment of multimedia symphony to be toured worldwide,
titled "Master Quest." This latest edition of the "The Legend of
Zelda" symphony will add new music and visuals from the latest
games in the series and upcoming The Legend of Zelda games, but
will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect as
it embarks on a world tour. Based on one of the most popular and
beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live
orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo's The
Legend of Zelda franchise that will serve to introduce newcomers
to the music and themes of the Zelda games and give longtime
fans a chance to celebrate their favorite moments in the
Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the latest game in
the series for Nintendo 3DS, and new music from the recently
announced remake of fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: Majora's
Mask. These never-before-performed scores accompanied by
game-play imagery will appear for the first time ever in "Master
Quest," though fans will still be treated to the show's
now-classic repertoire from seasons past.
The name Symphony of the Goddesses refers not only to the
concert program but also to the four-movement symphony
recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda:
Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend
of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to
the Past. The performance also will highlight orchestral
renditions of music from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening,
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and The Legend of Zelda:
Spirit Tracks. Concerts will be performed by full orchestra and
choir in world-class venues throughout the world.
Guests will enjoy their favorite moments from the carefully and
beautifully timed performance with a gorgeous orchestral score
approved by Nintendo sound director and The Legend of Zelda
franchise composer Koji Kondo. The concert is a festive
experience for all walks of fans, some of whom attend "cosplaying"
events as their favorite characters."
It was a
magical consert. I especially loved the Majora's Mask part.
Store, New York City in the US, 09.01.2012
offering fans the opportunity to become immortalised within a
photo mosaic that would be displayed at the Nintendo World store
in New York. They were looking for 25,000 fans to appear within
the mosaic, and also offered the chance to win a life-size
replica of Link’s legendary Master Sword and Hyrulian Shield.
These pictures were posted on Nintendo's Official Facebook
site for the contest and then later for the reveal.
Even though it was for US residents only, I still sent in a
photo just for the sake of trying.
..and I ended
up being a part of it!
I wonder where
it is now? (photo from ZeldaUniverse)
Bergsala, Kungsbacka in Sweden, 02.08.2011
Just a quick
stop by Bergsala in Sweden during a road trip with my family. It
was unfortunately closed at that time, but hopefully I can visit
them again in the future when they're open!
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