Last time I was in San Jose I ran into Francois Dominic Laramee at the baggage claim. This time around I spotted Eric Zimmerman, he must have been on the same flight. Then at the waitstop for the cabs I ran into Dave Weinstein (formerly of Red Storm) and John Fiel (of gamerecruiter.com if I remember correctly, which I may not).
So I checked in the Days Inn Airport, the same joint we stayed in two years ago. Then I called up my buds from Jersey who had gotten out here yesterday and hopped the light rail downtown to meet up for lunch. I stopped off at the convention center along the way and snapped some pics
The San Jose Convention Center - minus the huge GDC banner that crane and crew is undoubtly putting up now
The Civic Auditorium, across the street. Hey they got that banner up tho
On the way to meet up for lunch I passed the Statue of Poo and neglected to take a picture - I figured I'd leave something for the other GDNet guys to have - tho with Hattan not attending this year... I dunno maybe Dave'll get it. Someone will, even if it's me after all.
So yea met up with the gang for SUSHI!! Yums.
Mike Sweeney from Slingo, Jeff Ward from Bethesda Soft and Coray Seifert from THQ|Kaos Studios on the left, Ben Serviss from Creo Ludus on the right
Okay I'm going to take a nap now - the GDNet crew's meeting up at 9pm to go over some final stuff before the kickoff tomorrow morning. Prob post once more before bed - see you then!