Wasteland Weekend 2011
Posted by Mecha at August 31st, 2012
Not every project undertaken involves the luxury of a controlled laboratory and pristine working conditions.
The 2011 Wasteland project involved the creation of the main gate, a massive structural set of rusted metal and tires, which had to be sound enough to stand up to the winds, as well as sturdy enough to allow people to man the turrets.
As fate would have it, my role did not end with my advising on the set build site. Rather, I found myself as acting foreman during the event build as well. My task, was to keep a team of volunteers unfamiliar with the set, focused and on track, in 110 degree heat. 14 hours later, after a LOT of sweat, dirt and heavy lifting, the gate was completed as the began to set, ready to take on the patrons of the even the next day.