Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft

Being a Chronicle of the Inner Secrets of, and Spells of Magick as Wielded by, the Philosopher of the Internet and Unofficial Sorcerer-in-Residence of the City of New York

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As New York's Unofficial Wizard, my mission is to encourage the Mortals of Manhattan to imagine responsibly!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dispatch from Dun Morogh and Ironforge, with His Majesty, King Magni Bronzebeard!

Wassssup, World of WarCraft fans! King Magni Bronzebeard of Dun Morogh and Ironforge here! Merry Christmas to you, Happy Feast of Winter Veil to our fans, and happy (double) birthday to us!

That's right, kids, we are partying harty here in beautiful, downtown Irvine, California! WarCraft is 15 years old, and World of WarCraft is a cute widdle 5-year-old! As you can imagine, the heroes and villians of Azeroth have decided to call a temp truce to let their loyal fans (that's you) know about this two-step birthday party. The Birthday Minisite is jam-packed with tall tales, true stories, and all manner of weird stuff from the Blizzard Archives; meanwhile, here in Ironforge, I got the ol' Throne Room all set up for my traditional rendezvous with ol' Greatfather Winter. You'll wanna check out what ol' GW's up to here.

Well, I'd rap with you a little more, but we're in busy mode here in Dun Morogh and Ironforge! Catch ya later, Dwarf-lovin' dudes and dudettes!



Why (almost) nobody likes a drenched Dragonmaster....

Well, dearests, the Harvey Phillips Foundation has done it again! Their 36th Annual TubaChristmas Performance, staged beneath the shaadow of Rockefeller Center's Christmas Tree, was the insanest, wettest 30 or so minutes ever spent in that hallowed venue; one had to be equally bizarre to witness the whole thing wearing a full-dress Santa suit!

But, I imagine the results will be posted on YouTube; I'll probably have a look there later.

To those of you who had TubaChristmas events in these cities --- Denver, CO; Porterdale, GA; Honolulu, HI; Evansville, IN; Worcester, MA; Coldwater, Houghton and Grand Rapids, MI; St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN; Rolla, MO; Omaha and Scotts Bluff, NE; Plaistow, NH; Albuquerque, NM; Rome, NY; Tifin, OH; Bartlesville, OK; Myrtle Beach, SC; McAllen and Waco, TX; Brattleboro, VT and Basel, Switzerland --- I hope that the weather allowed you to do your thing during your sessions.

In a few hours now, it'll be the Kennedy Center's turn to host a TubaChristmas event. The setting is the Grand Foyer of the Millennium Stage; conducting this rather silly evening will be Colonel Bryan Shelburne, Commander, U.S. Army Band (Retired). [Why, there'll even be a live webcast of the thing, as well!]

I only hope it'll be a nice night!