Skyrim Grandma Shirley Curry would like Todd Howard to “hurry up and finish The Elder Scrolls 6”


Shirley Curry, aka Skyrim’s Wonderful Grandmother, isn’t kidding. When a fan asked her during her recent PAX East 2022 Q&A panel what she’d like to say to Elder Scrolls head honcho Todd Howard if he were here in person, she had one response: “Hurry up and finish The Elder Scrolls 6.” Okay, she would have technically said hello first, but the point still stands.

“How about ‘Hi’? No, I’ll ask him to give me a cool game, and I’ll ask him to hurry up and finish The Elder Scrolls 6. I want to play it before I die,” he said. she told PAX. Eastern participants during his Saturday afternoon panel.

She also said she wanted “more spooky stuff” in the next Elder Scrolls game because when she’s not playing Skyrim, she’s a big fan of horror games. She explained that she’s “not good at finding scary games” on her own, so seeing more horror-tinged stories in the familiar setting of The Elder Scrolls would be a big boon for her, says- she.


RPS vid bud Liam and I were also in the crowd at Curry’s panel, and let me tell you, she was an absolute pleasure to listen to. Naturally, most of the panel focused on all things Skyrim, the game that rocketed her to internet stardom in 2015, but there were plenty of questions about other Bethesda games as well.

Of course, with The Elder Scrolls 6 still a long way off at the moment, one convention attendee was curious if Curry was interested in playing Bethesda’s next big RPG, Starfield, when it comes out later this year. Turns out she’s really not that worried about it:

“No. I don’t know if I’m going to play Starfield or not. I’ll have to wait for it to come out and see what it looks like.”

A very sensible approach if you ask me.

The 45-minute Q&A contained many other gems as well – Fallout is “too dead”, she said, but she will be check out Baldur’s Gate 3 when she gets home, in case you want to know — and RPS fans can find the full conference transcript here as part of our ongoing RPS@PAX coverage.

After a heartwarming fan petition in 2019, Curry is now set to become an official NPC in The Elder Scrolls 6 when it finally releases. However, with no release date set for the game, the odds of Curry meeting up in the game are increasingly uncertain, to say the least. Curry suffered a stroke just months before her appearance at PAX East this year, revealing that it caused her to completely forget how to play the game. Luckily, it appears she recovered fairly quickly and was in great shape during the panel itself. While Starfield is sure to dominate much of the conversation over the next two months, we’re hoping we’ll still get a glimpse of The Elder Scrolls 6 on Xbox and Bethesda’s Games Showcase on June 12.

As the wait for the next installment of The Elder Scrolls continues, fans also modded Curry into Skyrim itself last year. You can find her on Nexus Mods and if you want to recruit her into your party.

And if you need another Elder Scrolls fix, I highly recommend checking out Curry’s YouTube channel if you don’t already know about it (and our great Elder Scrolls 6 explainer which sums up everything we know about the game, so far, of course). His Skyrim videos are so soothing and a really nice way to end your day. If you want more spice, you should watch at least the first minute of Curry’s Farewell PAX East video. I won’t spoil this, but it certainly made me laugh. Never change, Skyrim Grandma, never change.

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