Topic: Photos from Classic Gaming Fest

We had a great turn out at the High Score booth today. It was a little overwhelming, but it was very enjoyable at the same time. smiley

Lots of people bought some of my spare Atari games and consoles, and people loved playing BurgerTime (Intellivision), Protector SE (Vectrex), and Mario Bros (Atari 2600). Lots of people also took information about High Score, and it looks like we've gotten some new registrations already.

We're back at it again tomorrow morning. It should be a great day!

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Posted by on 2014-08-16 23:49:10

The highlight of the day for me was meeting High Score members dj5kjlara and kri5bell in person. I wish I would have gotten a photo with them!

 

 

 

Posted by on 2014-08-16 23:53:29


@Serious:

Why couldn't you? Are they shy? laugh

Looks like a nice venue.

Posted by on 2014-08-17 01:32:52


8 hope you can bring this to either the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo, Portland Retro Gaming Expo, or PAX Prime sometime!
Posted by on 2014-08-17 02:24:35


This is great! I wish something like this would take place in my area. :)

Posted by on 2014-08-17 06:49:12


@MegaRetroMan:

Or H. A. A. G. coming up here in Houston (only a couple of hours away from Austin as it is!) in November!

Good to hear of a decent turnout and new registrations.  This could also increase voting time as well, as things have slowed back down again after the voting contest ended.

 

Posted by on 2014-08-17 11:39:31


@DarrylB:

"This could also increase voting time as well, as things have slowed back down again after the voting contest ended."

Absolutly! crying

Posted by on 2014-08-17 15:32:26


@Serious:

yep i bought some stuff from you :) it helped out my atari collection alot.

Posted by on 2014-08-17 16:23:32


Sorry we didn't get to take a picture the first day.  Glad we came back for day two though.  It was great meeting you.  I ended up buying a multi-cade cabinet from Alamo Arcades at the show, so I'm super excited about hopefully posting some high scores on those games soon to show off my new cabinet :-)

Posted by on 2014-08-17 19:15:09


Sorry we didn't get to take a picture the first day.  Glad we came back for day two though.  It was great meeting you.  I ended up buying a multi-cade cabinet from Alamo Arcades at the show, so I'm super excited about hopefully posting some high scores on those games soon to show off my new cabinet :-)

Posted by on 2014-08-17 19:16:33


@Serious:

Haha, after closer inspection of your pictures, I believe I am in one.  In that second picture there, if that was taken when the Mario speed runs were going on, then that's me in the green shirt standing behind the guy playing the Intellivison!

Posted by on 2014-08-17 19:18:55


@Serious:

Never posted a picture here before.  Hopefully one of these works.

 

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Posted by on 2014-08-17 21:32:19


Nope.  Ok, so how do you post a picture?

 

Posted by on 2014-08-17 21:33:43


@dj5kjlara:

Well, here's a tiny one, at least: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14766118068_3c2af2e884_s.jpg

Posted by on 2014-08-18 10:31:36


@DarrylB:

Still doesn't show up in the post though.  I'm wondering how Serious got his to show up in the post.

Posted by on 2014-08-18 11:08:09


@dj5kjlara:

Yeah, it doesn't seem to appear in our toolbar as far as an option, at least.

Posted by on 2014-08-18 11:31:48


Apparently copy/paste works just fine.

 

Posted by on 2014-08-18 11:48:05


@dj5kjlara:

I need to make posting photos in the discussion area easier. I might be able to fix it this week.

Posted by on 2014-08-18 16:28:41


Day 2 at the High Score booth!!

Me and Al from AtariAge:

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dj5kjlara and kri5bell came back, so I was able to get the photo I wanted smiley

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The Vectrex continued to get lots of action all day, along with BurgerTime on the Intellivision:

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Mario bought a boxed 2600 Centipede from us

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I won an Adventure speed run tournament. Game 1, Novice mode, 1 attempt. My time was 55 seconds (My best time yet!!) smiley

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Ernie Cline (author of Ready Player One) was kind enough to autograph my speed run plaque. (He also said he has visited High Score before!)

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KillerB and I had alot of fun!

I've seen several new registrations come in from Texas during the weekend, and hopefully we'll continue to get more new user registrations trickling in over the next few days.

 

Posted by on 2014-08-18 16:37:42


Some of Darryl Spice's (aka SpiceWare) photos:

The AtariAge booth:

Start of day 1

Medieval Mayhem tournament

Medieval Mayhem

Ernie Cline with his DeLorean

Ernest Cline

More photos here: http://atariage.com/forums/gallery/album/1231-classic-game-fest-2014/

 

Posted by on 2014-08-18 16:45:23


@210enferno:

Glad to have you here! Welcome!!

Posted by on 2014-08-18 16:48:07


@MegaRetroMan:

We'll see! The logistics of moving all of our stuff across the country is something I'd need to figure out. This was our first event, and it was definitely a learning experience! 

Posted by on 2014-08-18 16:49:41


@DarrylB:

HAAG would be a good place to go as our first trip outside of Austin.

I'll have to talk to KillerB about it, though. If it weren't for her, I couldn't have handled all of this. She did alot of the prep work as well as a huge amount of work at the booth. 

 

Posted by on 2014-08-18 16:53:58


@dj5kjlara:

Day 1 was so hectic that it didn't occur to me to get the photo with you guys until it was too late, but it worked out. smiley

I hope you enjoy that multi-cade.

I also saw you signed up on AtariAge. I think you'll like it over there. It's my favorite site, and you'll recognize several AtariAge people from High Score.

Posted by on 2014-08-18 16:57:06


@Frankie:

It was just so crazy the first day that I was running a few steps behind. 

There was a huge mob of people that came through the doors as soon as it opened, which I didn't anticipate. I didn't get to eat my breakfast tacos until after lunch time. surprise

 

Posted by on 2014-08-18 17:00:44


yes aWESOMe yes

Posted by on 2014-08-20 00:47:31


@Serious:

Wish I could have made it. Perhaps next event in the future. Glad it was a great experence for you.

Posted by on 2014-08-20 19:53:54


SO, what tag does we use to post pics? :)

Posted by on 2014-08-21 00:37:23


@Serious:

Seems as if the site is catching on and were getting new members. Do you think it has to do with this very event that perhaps got some word spread some more?

Posted by on 2014-08-21 17:05:37


@Sixx:

The way to post photos in the discussion area right now is to copy/paste the actual photo (not the URL).

I'm looking into ways of making it more user-friendly to do so.

Posted by on 2014-08-22 00:51:05


@thedarkbanshee:

Since the event, so far, we've had about a dozen new users registered from Central Texas, and another dozen from elsewhere in the world. Whether any of these from outside of Texas are related to Classic Gaming Fest, I'm not sure.

I think we'll continue to see some registrations over the next couple of weeks, as people remember seeing us and/or find the time to try the site.

Posted by on 2014-08-22 00:53:53


Funny, i've (and many europeans i supose) has had this weird picture of how people from Texas are. I've learned they are quite the opposite, polite, friendly.. And.. Friendly. :)

Posted by on 2014-08-22 01:21:21


Test pic cause Spiderman is awesome.

 

Posted by on 2014-08-22 01:22:48


@Serious:

"I think we'll continue to see some registrations over the next couple of weeks, as people remember seeing us and/or find the time to try the site."

Plus they'll spread the word to friends too.

In regards to what Texans are supposed to look like, there's a wide variety of locales here, from the poorest of towns (we have a pretty large number of people living in poverty in general) to large cities to in-between and all, along with a lot of what were originally foreigners (we're right on the Mexico border as it is) that now live here (one out of every eight people here in Houston are indian, for example, plus we have a "China town" area too).

Posted by on 2014-08-22 10:48:39


looks like fun!  hopefully I'll be at PRGE this year.

Posted by on 2014-08-24 21:05:13