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#26 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:25 PM

Here's photos from VRGE 2018.  It was fun and, compared to SRGE 2018, was larger in number of attendees and game/console vendors but a little smaller in number of art vendors*.  As is typical, there was only a small amount of Intellivision games there (no consoles, unlike SRGE) but many of them were CIB French-Canadian variants.

* at least by my own lousy estimates

 

The line of preregistered attendees ~10 minutes before doors opened was 2/3 of a block long

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Photo of part the vendor floor.  It fades out to white in the background because of the bright sunlight through the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows

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Complete in box ADAM computer.  This box is HUGE!  Vendor verified it works (he knows many were shipped as defective from the factory) and said it is not yellowed at all.  Check out the other boxes for scale.

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VTech Socrates Educational Video System.  I've never seen one in person, let alone CIB.  This console may or may not have had some impact on a piece of Intellivision history...

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Diablo for PlayStation.  I don't know if the price reasonable, but I got a kick out of it being sold for $666 Canadian. 

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Poster for Dungeon Construction Co. comic that I got a kick out of (check it out at http://dungeoncomic.com/)

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Chiptunes music discussion panel was interesting and educational...

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... though the room was modest and a bald-headed freak photobombed a picture of the audience.

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Breakfast of champions (brunch really).  Drinking coffee in metric and eating a doughnut filled with strawberry and blueberry (if I recall correctly).

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#27 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:35 PM

Separately, here are two more photos that show 80% of all the vendors.  These are high-res to show all the details (click to view).  A few of the vendors are out-of-shot to the left and right and a few were scattered on upper floors near the conference rooms and gaming tournament rooms.  There are two of photos since the different brightness levels due to the bright sunlight limited clarity to the left vs right halves.

 

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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:40 PM

I had a great time and it was good to run into you.  The best year yet for this event and lots of great games.  



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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:57 PM

Just got back from Texas. Sorry I missed this in my hometown and running into you two as well. Hopefully next year.

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:01 AM

Looks like it was fun. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:36 AM

I had a great time and it was good to run into you.  The best year yet for this event and lots of great games.  

 

It was great running into you as well and as always!



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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:40 AM

ComputerSpaceFan was there as well.  I joked with him that I envision saying his AA name like "Captain Cave Man" and then proceeded to do the world's worst impression...

 



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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:03 AM

why are all the coolest retrogaming expos held so far away? Why?

 

thanks for sharing, bald-headed-long-bearded freak



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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:54 AM

why are all the coolest retrogaming expos held so far away? Why?
 
thanks for sharing, bald-headed-long-bearded freak


He wears his hair upside-down :lol:

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:04 PM

why are all the coolest retrogaming expos held so far away? Why?

 

thanks for sharing, bald-headed-long-bearded freak

Freak he may be, but you all should be envious of the best maintained vagina-brush I have ever seen...;)



#36 Intymike OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:39 PM

Freak he may be, but you all should be envious of the best maintained vagina-brush I have ever seen...;)


Thats why his wife always smiles. :)

#37 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:38 PM

Thats why his wife always smiles. :)


Ha!

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:22 PM

ComputerSpaceFan was there as well.  I joked with him that I envision saying his AA name like "Captain Cave Man" and then proceeded to do the world's worst impression...

 

 

 LOL hey I resemble that remark! It was awesome seeing you there Lathe26. I didn't end up picking up too much but a handful of quality stuff. There was a guy selling Panzer Dragoon Mini for the Sega Game Gear but he wanted $200 which is too rich for my blood. Did I walk away from a good deal?

 

Anyway here's my video if folks want to watch....

 



#39 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:57 PM

 
 LOL hey I resemble that remark! It was awesome seeing you there Lathe26. I didn't end up picking up too much but a handful of quality stuff. There was a guy selling Panzer Dragoon Mini for the Sega Game Gear but he wanted $200 which is too rich for my blood. Did I walk away from a good deal?
 
Anyway here's my video if folks want to watch....
 


Great video! Thanks for sharing the experience. Did anyone buy anything cool? I saw the single box of Intellivision games :D

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:38 PM

 

 LOL hey I resemble that remark! It was awesome seeing you there Lathe26. I didn't end up picking up too much but a handful of quality stuff. There was a guy selling Panzer Dragoon Mini for the Sega Game Gear but he wanted $200 which is too rich for my blood. Did I walk away from a good deal?

 

Anyway here's my video if folks want to watch....

 

 

Let's play Where's Waldo and see who can spot me in this video.  I'll point out a tough one at timestamp 2:01. 



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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 10:01 PM

Spotted Lathe26 in a couple of scenes of Kinsey's new video....

 



#42 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 11:40 PM

Spotted Lathe26 in a couple of scenes of Kinsey's new video....

 

Thanks for posting!



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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 7:14 AM

And suddenly it turns into a beer show! ;)

 

btw. Nice kilt Lathe26.  :)






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