Gary the Unicorn visited THE VOID in Lindon with his co-hosts from The Sci-Fi Podcast. Here’s his column for The Daily Herald.
Imagine, if you will, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between lightsabers and Shadowen, between The Sci-Fi Podcast and superstition, and it lies between the pit of Jonasty’s fear and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area they call “The Void.”
Yeah, I lifted the majority of that paragraph from the beautiful, apex of thought-inspiring television, “The Twilight Zone.” However, I fit it to my needs, which in this case would be the experience I recently went through at The Void, with my co-hosts and frequent-guest and resident Dylan McKay Fan Club president, Jonas Newsome. By now you’re probably not asking, “Gary, what is The Void?” because you’re well aware of the premier virtual reality (VR) sensation, located in your backyard (if your backyard is in Lindon, Utah. Mine isn’t, but my sister’s is, so …).
The Void is a sincerely magical experience. For gamers and those more familiar with technology in the modern, truly digital age, an eight-minute trip through the VR world, masterfully created by the developers at The Void, would be a crowning example of what technology has brought to us thus far, proving that we’re coming close to the worlds of “Tron” and of “The Lawnmower Man,” only with way less Jeff Fahey. To the rest, people who know about computers and whatnot, but aren’t hip on the uptake, The Void would be more akin to witchcraft; it’s that far outside everyday reality.
The hosts of The Sci-Fi Podcast visited The Void two weeks ago, upon invitation from Whitney Thomas, P.R. and content specialist. Once we’d arrived we were led into the back part of a warehouse filled with odds and ends that looked a lot more like a tinkering man’s basement, lined with model train sets, various in-the-works sculptures, and random gray, maze-like walls and plastic sheeting hanging from the ceiling: A Warehouse Bizarre if there ever was one. But within a minute or two of wandering through the delightful strangeness, we came upon a staging area, where another anxious group of participants sat eagerly awaiting their trip through The Void. Off they went, and our time had come.
Continue reading about Gary’s experience in Ghostbusters: Dimension on the Daily Herald.