http://i.imgur.com/0ykCzOS.jpg
In what may be heralded by many to be the defining moment of the convention, Cheerful Ghost had a booth at this years Portland Retro Gaming Expo. The above image only captures a partial moment in what was a very fun filled weekend handing out stickers and talking about nerd things. We split the table with our awesome friends making Monster Ate My Birthday Cake and that really seemed to work out well. Many people stopped by to find out more about the site and play Monsters and we met a ton of cool Vendors too.

I want to give a special shout out to @scrypt for stopping by and helping out at the table. My most favorite moment of the Expo was when @scrypt and I were handing out stickers. A woman cosplaying as Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite walked by and I yelled "Elizabeth, Elizabeth, do you want a sticker?" She took one and then @scrypt noted how awesome her costume was and how neat the game was. She then responded with "but what game" and we both wondered about that for a minute. As she walked away she started "the Elizabeth" dance and at that moment I was in awe at how great people that love video games can be. It was a really touching moment and "made" the Expo for me.

The split-booth from a distance: http://i.imgur.com/X8AVgdk.jpg

Someone playing Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake on iPad: http://i.imgur.com/R4k3hGV.jpg

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 10/08/2013 at 03:28am

Good times, indeed! It was a lot of fun getting to meet the local community, and be able to promote the site. I don't know... I think I liked it more than PAX, especially in size. There weren't more than a handful of game developers there with booths, but even then, the games they were showing were really interesting. One in particular was a turn-based combat game that used the power of math as a summoning pool! Now that I'm settled back into Vancouver, i should be posting more frequently, starting with attention going to the local scene. Stay tuned!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/08/2013 at 04:27am

I agree, PRGE was more fun than PAX for me too. Less people and stuff means you can focus more on what is actually present and most of it was really great.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/10/2013 at 06:09pm

So where can I get a bottle of Cheerful Ghost hand sanitizer?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/11/2013 at 01:04am

Hahaha, just buy one and apply sticker.

INSTANT BRANDING!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/11/2013 at 01:46am
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