It’s been nearly a year since Jarod:NWBZPWNR raided the stage at Blizzcon 2013 stealing not only the audience’s heart, but the internet’s as well. As Blizzcon looms ever closer, we caught up with Jarod to see how time has gone since his cosplay Pwn’d the world.
Before we get into the nitty gritty, why don’t we get to know a little about yourself.
Jarod: I’m a 34 year old former Graphics Designer from Orange County currently living in Bakersfield. I am active in various geek communities and activities which include vintage anime, cosplay, and everything Blizzard– most especially World of Warcraft.
For those out there who might not know, could you give a recap on who NWBZPWNR is?
Jarod: Jenkins the Griefer is the player who controls the character NWBZPWNR in the South Park episode Make Love, Not Warcraft. It’s based off of a Blizzard employee named Joeyray Hall. His name is never revealed in the episode but in the script he was called “NWBZPWNR” or sometimes “Nwbzpwnr” but the distinction is that NWBZPWNR is the name of his world of warcraft character. Most people tend to name him, “That Which Has No Life.”
You were able to walk the stage last year as a walk on, what did you expect then?
Jarod: I expected to be enjoyed, but the reaction was nothing I had anticipated. I felt like the Big Man on Campus.