Well, what happened there then? For the first couple of months of this year, posts were coming up on Heresy & Heroes thick and fast. And then, just like that, they stopped a few weeks back. So what happened? Well, I have been exceptionally busy, but for a truly awesome reason.
Yours truly, the author of this illustrious blog (well, I think it’s illustrious – it’s at least illustri-ish), will be moving up to a beautiful town in the East Midlands at the end of this month. That town is called Nottingham. And I have a new job in Nottingham. At Warhammer World. I am going to be working for the Warhammer Community team on their website! *screeches with inaudible excitement and does funky dance* No big deal.
Ok, so I’ve only wanted to work for GW since I was about 9 years old. And I went up for an interview in late March and they said that they wanted me. I remember sitting in a room, with freakin’ Ghal Maraz behind me, and thinking “well, I’m just happy I got to interview” and so I can’t tell you how excited I am that it all went so well and that I’ll be part of the Warhammer Community team, working on their website very soon.
Now, I can’t say too much more, but hopefully I’ll be able to bring a lot of what has made Heresy & Heroes so fun to Games Workshop’s Community site. So, keep your eyes peeled for more news there, and maybe even my name every now and again.
But, having had to do so much admin, so much packing, talking to cleaners, and movers, and hotels… I haven’t had any time to paint. I started work on a genestealer cult gang for Necromunda but that’s all been packed away now. In fact, most of my life has been packed away now, but I’ll be unpacking it all in my new flat in Nottingham by the end of the month.
Heresy & Heroes isn’t going anywhere either. It will always be here, and I will update it as and when I can once I’ve started. I’m going to be a very busy man once i get up there, but I’m going to try and find the time to keep you guys up to date on my painting work. I could never truly desert you lot – you’re part of the reason I got this job. True, my raw charisma, charm, talent and intelligence played their part, but you’ve given me almost five years to hone my craft, so thanks for that. Pats on backs all round.
I hope that explains the silence around here, and that you’re satisfied with the reasons why I’ve not been posting so much of late. I have been a ball of anxiety, nerves, excitement and joy for a while now, but I wanted to make sure you knew where I was and where I was going, and to look out for me in my grey t-shirt when you come up to Nottingham. If you spot me at an event, I do hope you’ll come up and say hello.
For the first time in a long time, and certainly not for the last time; Onwards!
That’s amazing news dude, I’m chuffed to bits for you ! Very well deserved, I hope it all goes really well and you have a brilliant time 🙂
Thanks! Me too – I can’t wait to get started!
Awesome news 😀
Seems like 2018 is the year many of us stumble into the industry, your literally the 5th person i know who has got a job out of hobby this year!
Along with the Beastsofwar stuff you know about, im now involved with 4ground doing stuff for fabled realms and putting lights in buildings….
Awesome news! Well done to you too. Looks like us old timers who have been playing with toy soldiers for far too long are getting our rewards now!
Cheers 🙂 Im liking being able to tell various relatives who didnt see why i would waste my time in front of computers and little men rather than get a real job how wrong they were lol 😉
So guessing you will be the Chief Dictat of the Ordo Nymaticus Manufactorum for the community site then (name generator in chief) 😀
Hahaha. I dare say I’ll have my hand in a few cool things like that. I’m just looking forward to having my own servo skull following me around writing down all my ideas. 🙂
Congratulations! I am very happy for you, and given the quality of your blog so far, the Community Fan should be happy to have you! 🙂
Thanks for saying so!
Very cool – Congrats!
Congrats, very exciting news! I’ll still be keeping an eye out for that Genestealer Cult Gang and whatever else you find time to post here!
Congratulations! Livin’ the dream!
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Congratulations, that is really great to hear. Always nice to know someone has achieved a life goal. I look forward to more Community posts.
I really haven’t been keeping up with the interwebs recently, well maybe a bit longer than recently!
So I spotted mention of John on the Warhammer Community site not long ago, not unusual since they had used John’s name generators in the past… Then I was looking through the Twitch feed, and I see this wild haired beardy chap (again, it’s warhammer TV, not unusual!) and realise it’s john… Can he really be working for GW? Pop to the blog and lo and behold, he is indeed!
Well done John! Chuffed to monkeys for you.😀