I'm definitely serious.

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From: "John Romero" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 8:18 PM
Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?


> Heh.  You know, it would be best to get a list together of all the game
> authors that you all would like to see at this event.  I know a lot of
> Apple II guys, most of them in fact.  And I can track people down pretty
> well.  If you're looking for a bunch of Atari authors, I know someone
> who might know where most of them are.  So, getting the list together
> would be a good first step.  I'm not sure if Steve Wozniak would come to
> a non-Apple-only party, but he might.  I can definitely persuade him.
>
> As for picking a location and organizing the event, I know someone who's
> great at doing that and has done events exactly like this one.  I also
> have a contact at a huge media company who is specifically working on
> putting together events for gaming.  If you're all serious then I can
> gauge these guys' interest.
>
> - john
>
>
> The goal of the works of a genius' existance lies only in itself.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 1:19 PM
> > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?
> >
> >
> > I know at least two people on this list are in San Diego.
> > (Disclaimer: one of them is me.)
> >
> > Hugh
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:48 AM
> > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?
> >
> > > I think it'd be a great idea.  It would probably be good to hold it
> > > nearby to at least one person who is organizing it, for obvious
> > > reasons..  It might also be best to hold it out near the West Coast
> > > since, presumably, the majority of the 'celebrities' are probably
> > still
> > > in that area (I could be wrong..) and thus it would be cheaper and
> > > easier to ship them over, at least the first time.
> >
> > I know several of the Infocom authors are still in the Boston
> > area.  But yeah, the majority of them are probably closer to CA.
> >
> > > I think even if some of the 'biggies' didn't show, we could
> > still get
> > a
> > > lot of them interested.  Many of them are stuck now in mundane jobs
> > and
> > > would love to come and reminisce about the 'good ol' days'
> > with people
> > > who actually want to hear their stories I'm sure.  It's just like
> > > grandpa sitting by the fireplace and telling his old war stories. :)
> >
> > Yeah, I was figuring we'd take a page from CGE and let them
> > make keynote presentations if they wanted.  Talk about their
> > pioneering work, the culture of the industry, whatever they
> > wanted to talk about.  Let them sign fan autographs if they
> > were willing.
> >
> > > Anyways in terms of contacts (and I don't know them
> > personally really
> > > but an e-mail address is better than nothing) I've got Don Worth
> > > (Beneath Apple Manor), Wizardry 8 team, Tim Snider
> > (Questbusters fame
> > -
> > > anyone know if Shay Addams os still around?),
> >
> > I've heard rumors he's still in or around Vegas.  Tried to
> > track him down when I was out there but never did.  I know
> > he's gotten out of computer gaming, though, and is now
> > focused on games of chance.
> >
> > > Jeff McCord (author of
> > > Sword of Fargoal), Ken Demarest (from Origin).  And most of
> > us my now
> > > have come across Brian Moriarty, Scott Adams, and a few others like
> >
> > I dug through my list, turns out I also have: Don Woods,
> > Silas Warner, Al Lowe... Like you said, even 50% attendance
> > would be awesome.
> >
> > > We could also invite some of the more
> > > active vendors on eBay to buy a table, etc.
> >
> > Definitely.  Eli Tomlinson... maybe Software & More, they're
> > in CA... There's a guy in Vegas who always seems to have a
> > ton of stuff.  I'm sure Howard Sherman of Malinche would come
> > set up a table for his commercial I-F games.
> >
> > > http://www.vintage.org/events.php
> > > Any idea if its any good - could we use it as a starting point?
> >
> > Never heard of it before.  Sounds promising, but I'd check
> > with them and make sure they're okay with a bunch of gamers
> > crashing their party.
> >
> > > something like this.  As a scientist I am very familiar with
> > conferences
> > > and how they work, and although I've never helped organize
> > one myself
> > > before, I know some professors who have.
> >
> > Thanks Howard.  I'm a little uncertain how we'd get started,
> > so any help you can provide would be great.  Just throwing
> > out thoughts here...  Need to book a place on a date before
> > we could do much else.  Once we have a place, I think I know
> > someone who'd be willing to print up cool invitations
> > (physical or electronic) for the celebs.  We'd need to start
> > publicizing this well in advance... anyone know how early
> > submissions have to be made to gaming publications?  We could
> > throw together a press release.  Need to have a website with
> > info on the show, where/when, who's going to be there,
> > events, maybe a link to buy tickets.  I assume we'd charge
> > for admission to recoup the travel costs for the guests.
> > Need to know the legal crap involved with that, do we remit
> > sales tax, how's all that work?  Ditto for the dealers who
> > are going to be selling.
> >
> > Plenty to talk about, everyone's input is welcome.
> >
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