Would I move to Irvine, CA for the perfect job?
Thing A) Blizzard — the company that brought you Warcraft etc. — is holding a fan fiction contest. Well, they’re calling it a ‘creative writing contest’, which it is, but it’s a fan fiction contest.
Thing B) Blizzard also posted a writer job for an upcoming game.
It doesn’t seem like much of a reach to think that the contest is a recruitment tool, especially considering that the entry form asks for your published writing experience and if you would like to become a professional writer. Oh, and the prize is a trip out to Irvine to meet the Blizzard writers. In the HR biz, that’s what we call an “interview”.
Now, does this or does it not sound like THE job for your old buddy Alex? Everything I have ever had published has had to do with video games, including two VG writing-related contests.
But would I move to Irvine? Sell the house, say goodbye to casual porch nights and nearby family? Have to take a plane every time I wanted to see someone?
And what the hell would I do with the other grand prize: Frostmourne?