So the kind people of Valve donated this wonderful replica of the Portal gun for the GAAM Charity Show. Oh, AND they signed it. Like, the Valve team, not just one or two guys!
So it didn’t end up getting a good bid, so we’re putting it up for auction on ebay. So now all of you have a chance at bidding on the Portal gun, and you can feel good about your bid, because 100% of the proceeds are going to go to Child’s Play Charity.
So be self indulgent! Get a piece of video game history and help kids at the same time! Or buy it for me…that would work to.
Wow. I can’t believe how many of you came out and supported the 2012 GAAM Charity Show! There were games, prizes, food, drinks, Real Super Mario World, robot dance battles, breakdancing, photo spots, and most importantly…people who wanted to have fun! Well, that and free beer from Intuition Ale Works.
We’ve got to clean up and get things in order, but over the next few weeks we’re going to get pics and videos posted here and on facebook at facebook.com/ILoveGAAM, and figure out how we can support gaming and art by through store on the site (so you can by prints, t shirts or whatever), and keep the charity aspect going as well.
So give us a few days while we go through the repair bill, and hang out with your fellow GAAMers on facebook.
Thank you all for supporting the event. From the bottom of our hearts, you have our eternal thanks for making it a night we will never forget.
Ryan from GAAM
Here’s a look into what GAAM is about, and what it means to GAAM Founders and artists Derrick Nevado and Ryan Paul Thompson, as well as artists DJ Nes and Nathan Wagoner.
Special thanks to K.J. Escobar, one of the best up and coming videographers in the Southeast, for taking time out of his schedule for putting this together. Whatta pro!
Team Ninja has been super awesome in hooking up GAAM and attendees of the GAAM Charity Show. They sent us a ton of items, one of which is Ninja Gaiden 3 Collector’s Edition. Now, we are going to give these out randomly to attendees during the show on December 14. But then we thought, why not AWARD the prize ahead of time?!
So head on over to facebook.com/ILoveGAAM and get your chance to win this cool item from Team Ninja!
All the way from Japan, comes Tommy Fullerton, with an genius chiptune remix of Sakura’s Theme from Street Fighter. Give it a listen and bask in it’s gloriousness (real word)…
Tommy’s Music is going to be featured during the GAAM Charity Show…and let’s just say there’s something extra special coming to everybody who buys tickets..that has something to do with music…
Like most of you, I love Valve. They don’t know how to make a bad game. As a matter of fact, their design is so impressive, that when I taught I would shove Portal and Portal 2 down the throats of design students just to observe and learn from it.
Needless to say, we at GAAM are truly, truly honored to have Valve as a donor for the Charity Auction portion of the GAAM Show. We’ll post up pics soon, and no, it’s not Half Life 2 Episode 3 related. I’m just saying that right now and getting that out of the way.
Thank you Valve, for your support, and your charitable donation.
You can visit Valve at http://www.valvesoftware.com/.
Ok, so not only is Candy Keane hugely responsible for guiding us down the path that got us into the Museum And Gardens (which is an AMAZING venue), and not only has she been so awesome to be at our GAAM show, but now she’s agreed to be our special Celebrity Cosplay Judge! So what does that mean? It means that you need to start sucking up to her NOW if you want to win those cash prizes and bragging rights at the GAAM Charity Show!
In addition to the proceeds of the Silent Art Auction, we’re providing a way for you to make donations directly to Child’s Play, just in case you don’t like our art.
Please spread the word and do what you can to help make a difference in the life of a child this Christmas.
Bobby Ross (no relation to Bob Ross, although that would be amazing) is in for the GAAM Show!Read More»
So we got the Arcade Cabinet, which is an old ultracade, and it’s awesome. The ONLY problem is that there’s soooo many buttons that it becomes a little difficult to NOT hit the additional buttons. So we though, hey, let’s use an X-Arcade stick instead…it should be a perfect fit!
Uuuuum…nope. Mission fail. So instead, we’re going to make a custom joystick for the cabinet. We will not be denied!
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I don’t like Derrick Nevado. Not one bit. I LOVE HIM! He loves video games, is a phenomenal illustrator, has his own martial arts school, and doesn’t owe me any money. And that makes him perfect for the GAAM show and the special art exhibition, “Fight Me”.Read More»
Edmund Dansart is one of the most original, creative artists you’ll ever meet. And he is an absolutely true gamer. So when the idea for GAAM first came up, and to put together a special video game art exhibit for it, he was one of the first people I called to get involved. He said yes, but only after I agreed to buy him a drink. Or did I have a drink before I asked him? Regardless, here’s a few words with Edbot5000, his thoughts on video games, and finally some validation on Ryan dollars.
Hello, what’s your name and what do you?
My name is Edmund Dansart aka edbot5000. Art hustler and snack enthusiast.
What are five of your favorite games?
In no particular order: River City Ransom, Metal Gear Solid, Beyond Good and Evil, Resident Evil, and Metroid.
Can you remember the first time you started playing Street Fighter?
I actually played the original Street Fighter in Taiwan in a night market arcade when I was a kid. It was terrible. Play it and see.
What’s your favorite Street Fighter game? 1, 2, 3, 4, EX, X Tekken, or Alpha?
Street Fighter the Movie: The Game… JK! I really like the design of the Alpha series even though they started bringing in some cheezeball characters from Final Fight. The games are connected. Final Fight was supposed to be the sequel to the original.
Who’s your main?
Honestly, I am terrible at these games but I usually go with Akuma and Sagat.
If M. Bison offered you $100,000,000 Bison dollars, would you join Shadowloo?
If he taught me the psycho crusher as well… I’m in!
Why did you let Ryan drag you into this event?
He offered me $100,000,000 Ryan dollars. Which I am second guessing myself for…
What kind of art/what should we expect from your art for the Game Art And Music Show?
I am planning to do some big painted pieces and prints and hope to have really have some cool stuff on display. We all have different styles and I think its going to be a blast!
What do you want to come from this show/art?
I hope we can get some momentum going and eventually start doing a series of shows with video game/pop culture themes like they do in the big cities… Keep on the hustle!
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We drove two hours to meet a complete craiglist stranger (who was extremely kind)…shoved the arcade machine sideways…drove 3 hours through rain and traffic at 1 in the morning…on a rickety moving truck that was falling apart…literally dropped it off the truck…and then hoped…HOOOPED…that it still worked.
So we tested it aaaand….Dr. Horrible works! Success! Welcome to instant arcade! ArtCade Cabinet, check!
Before GAAM was GAAM, we were going to do JUST a Street Fighter art show. It was just going to be the four of us creating artwork about the game that meant so much to us growing up. Logan is part of that original four, and he created some AMAZING pieces that (as usual for Logan) went far beyond what we expected to see. Who else decides they’re going to mashup up Street Fighter characters and scenes into gender and personality crossing artwork? Nobody. That’s why we’re working with Logan Zawacki.Read More»