Last Friday an internet worm hole opened up landing me in Shoreditch of East London. A "Bloggers Drinks" event instigated by the presence of The Kaiser himself - Marcus Brown.
I have internet known Marcus for about 5 - ish years - amidst all his extensive commenting, conspiring and publishing enable by the power of the internet.
It was about time our paths crossed in the analogue world. Partially to snuff my curiosity whether he really exists or is an elaborate post-digital trans-media ARG narrative invented and curated by an idiot savant holed up somewhere deep in the axis of evil.
In fact, Marcus exists, and refreshingly was just as one would exist. There were discussions of Bubble Bobble, meta-media, trans-gender-media, jukebox functionality and WAM respectfully. The Truman's Beer at Ten Bells was brillaint.
It is always fun meeting folks you know from the internet, like chatting with someone you grew up with for a period in life. You have mutual reference points and a shared interest. It only gets weird when someone inevitably mentions how weird it is - which was Marcus' one obvious fault.
See you again Marcus.