I spotted J.C. Herz, author of Joystick Nation, walking through the hallway, so here's a picture of me, her, and Brian Hawkins of Soma Consulting.
The weird thing was some guy popped into the photo before, appearing like a Cheshire cat. So we had to take another photo.
Later in the day, Lars and Sparky (and I really should get their photo uploaded) of the They Came From Hollywood indie game walked into the Press Lounge. Sparky, of course, was dressed impeccably. Boots with buckles, I think, and fire engine red hair.
My friend Tim, who is starting a job at Zoomedia, came by in the afternoon, so we walked through the Expo for 20 mins, most of which was spent looking at E-Mu, since he DJ's at a local club. I didn't upload the photo but it's not bad and it was taken by (yes, I knew your name wasn't really Gavin even though that's what the badge said.. and let us leave it at that :)
I also might add that Tim wore black, with a black T-shirt full of white skulls.
Our roundtable went very well today, I think. It ran over by a little, so effectively, we did not head out to parties until around 7:30 PM.
Ok Parties. Yeah, so we went to some parties, maybe about 8, I don't think I was keeping track, except that in the beginning, we only stayed for about 10 mins at each place, because the Argent parties were supposed to end soon. Drew saw the Korean version of his book at the CRM party. I did want to go to the Nokia party, bec I haven't yet gone to a Nokia party, but it was further away than I wanted to walk. We ended up at the RealArcade party where there were dancing go-go girls, very crowded, and while Eric Cha (Xenopi), Elaine Cho, and I lounged near the door, DavidRM had braved trying to get to the back of the room, whereupon he said it was all full of PopCap people. He related to us that there were these people in PopCap that knew of him before PopCap got big, and because it was so loud in there and I was wearing ear plugs and talking on the cell phone to him, I thought he was talking to one of the go-go girls. Michelle Sorger was still at the GANG awards, but she joined us later, along with Carolyn Fazio of Sonic Farms, at the 24 hour Denny's.
I have a lot of sessions to report on, and I think I'll get to them on Saturday.