Yesterday, I met Insight Editions publicity manager Carlie DeMelo at the 2012 Toy Fair New York. If you are attending the event (Feb 12-15) you can find them at booth # 5846.

It was kinda fun how we got to meet. I walked slowly into the booth, back and forth checking in the background if I could see Diablo III: Book of Cain
. Three representatives were talking, and I was letting them mind their business.

One of them stopped the conversation to look at me in deep thought. He immediately walked toward the table in the back of the booth, and pulled a copy of Diablo III: Book of Cain, heading my way afterwards. It took me a bit to figure out I had a StarCraft II cap, and he connected the dots in his mind’s eye.

Carlie approached me and at close range she got the chance to look at my press badge. That’s when she extended her hand for a handshake and introduced herself as Carlie. “We have emailed each other over 500 times, and it’s nice to finally meet in person.”– she said. I was a deer on the spotlight. I wasn’t expecting to actually meet her there. Pure coincidence. I was so excited.

She asked me if the books had arrived yet. You know, the copies of Diablo III: Book of Cain
that I’m going to ship to international winners of our recent giveaways? Yea, those.

Thought you guys would “L.O.V.E” this …

Thank you, Carlie, Insight Editions and Blizzard Entertainment. Name me one video games company that loves their fans this much.

Note: I got a mandatory appointment tomorrow. I’ll ship these to Europe, and Canada on Wednesday. It’s coming, buddies!