I have lived in Brisbane my entire life and have basically thought of it as being distant from anywhere or anything of much importance. This wasn't something I disliked, the womblike quality of the city has allowed me to toddle through life with ease, but it did leave me with a feeling of irrelevance.
Well, turns out I'm just a tard.
Apparently, Brisbane is the hub of gaming design in Australia as explained to me by the boys from Pandemic when they stopped by the bar I work at. We got to talking while they were on a cigarette break and as a result of that I'll be doing some consumer feedback stuff for early builds of games. Not exactly beta testing but it will still be pretty sweet fun. Basically they get in people from all classes of gaming, hard to casual and different genre fans and market test stuff at them.
I can't wait. Finally I might actually be near something newsworthy before everywhere else in the world.