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Welcome to But Why Tho? the podcast, where we talk about the parts of popular culture that people say matter and ask the question but why tho?

 

Kate, Adrian, and Matt answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

May 6, 2017

Last week, Kate, Quinn (our resident cosplay tutorial blogger), and Matt (our budget guy and Kate's S/O) went to Dreamhack Austin 2017. As only the second DHATX and their first, they were surprised to see the differences between a giant LAN party, Esports tournament hub, and the traditional comic/gaming expo hall. They talk cosplay, the tournaments - a lot of Hearthstone - and the awesome charities that were there this year. If you went to DHATX17, let us know how you think it went and what you think we missed!

Correction: the #AlliedStrong Hi-Rez charity stream took place a year ago. 

Shownotes

Cosplayers:
Praxon Haraax  (Zero Suit Samus)
Facebook | Instagram |Twitch

Stephen Richarme (Hook, Once Upon a Time)
Facebook 

Daedal Diamond Cosplay & Props (McCree Crossplay, Overwatch group)
Facebook | Instagram 

Asgardner (Diva, Overwatch)
Instagram

NA-54 Cosplay (Bastion, Overwatch)
Facebook

Quinn (Kolivan, Voltron)
Instagram | Tumblr | Website

Tournament Winners/Standings
Super Smash Bros. 4: TSM | Zero (Diddy Kong, Lucina)
Super Smash Bros. Melee:  
Liquid | Hungry Box 

Street Fighter V:  PG|Punk

Hearthstone: Vicious Syndicate Gaming | Shoop

Starcraft II: American Protoss | Neeb

Counterstrike Go (CSGo): Gambit Esports

Charities:
Gamers Outreach Foundation
Instagram| Facebook | Twitter
How to get involved -- Project GO Kart | Fundraise | Donate

1Up on Cancer
Twitch | Facebook |Twitter
How to get involved -- Newsletter | Start a Charity Stream | Donate

Jakku Temple Sabre Guild of Central Texas
Facebook | Twitter 
How to get involved -- Charity Work

David "Allied" Hance
How to contribute in his name -- Luminosity Gaming Jersey (all proceeds go to cancer research) | Allied stream shitrts (proceeds go to help his family)
#AlliedStrong