In 2007, EA was set to release their latest installment of the Medal of Honor franchise. To this end, EA brought aboard Community Manager Justin Korthof. Korthof, then known as “Blackhat,” (now goes by “SixOkay,” and currently is Community Manager at Robot Entertainment) did more than just manage the Medal of Honor gaming community – he laid the groundwork for what Activision would do for their epic Call of Duty convention.
Blackhat took community leaders on a wild ride with multiple non-gaming adventures. From firing real-life weapons from the WWII era at a firing range, to jumping off of the real Airborne jump tower at Fort Bragg, and giving gamers a chance to hang out with real soldiers, Blackhat set the bar for gaming-related events – he gave participants adventures that would be long remembered.