It’s not often we find a sponsor who’s not only willing to donate beer for awesome attendees. It’s even less often, we find one that has a reference to Wolfenstein. Aardwolf Brewing Company is both of those things! They have an awesome new tap room at 1461 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, and we actually saw a beer on tap named the “wolfenstein” once! How awesome is that!?
Anyways, they’re contributing to the Free Beer hours that will be up for GAAM Show attendees on Dec 7! Cowabunga and cheers!
On Guard is one of GAAM’s favorite local bands. We’re not gonna sit here and tell you why, we’re just going to say, “Hey, check out their awesome ass video!”
Without Three Muses Clothing, GAAM wouldn’t be where it is today. But that’s a looooong story for another time. Right now we’re gonna talk about them because they’re an awesome supporter of the GAAM Show, and they’ll be doing some super cool giveaways at the show! Why? Just because they looooove cosplayers and gamers!
What? You don’t know who Three Muses Inspired Clothing is? Well they’re a unique costume and corset boutique that carries a variety of ready-to-wear costumes, corsets, pin-up wear and accessories. We can custom fit your purchases on-site, do corset fittings and help you style your outfit from wig to shoes.
So if you’re looking for some awesome costumes or corsets, hit them up at www.ThreeMusesClothing.com. Candy and Brema will take good care of you!
That’s right! the GO (GAAM Original) Fashion X Cosplay exhibit will not only be auctioned off this time, but so will the fashion within it (provided by 80stees.com), but the profits will also go to benefitting First Coast No More Homeless Pets! Cowabunga!Read More»
We’ve been taking a lot of feedback and checking out a lot of cosplay contests…and we think we finally have it down as to what a GAAM Cosplay Contest should be! It’s now a GAAM Original, it’s a GO.
This means you can go Co-op (couple’s cosplay anyone?) or single player, and you get to choose your theme song! Whaaaat! Yup!:) Fill out the form below, and we can’t to see what you guys come up with!
Fill out my online form.
Volition is not only contributing some tremendously awesome artwork for the GAAM Charity Art Auction Exhibit (in which all of proceeds will be going to Child’s Play Charity), but they’re also donating a few additional surprises!
If you haven’t heard of Volition, maybe you’ve heard of their super hit game, Saints Row. What!? You haven’t!? You better watch the trailer below and go check out the game. It’s insane. It’s crazy! Most importantly, it’s fun!
Aardwarks are cool, and werewolves are cool…so AARDWOLF Brewery (a great microbrewery in Jacksonville, Florida) has to be the coolest of the cool. And now they’re supporting the gaming and arts communities by contributing to Teenage Mutant Ninja GAAM Show! You know what that means…there’s going to be FREE BEER HOURS! We’ll announce specifics to exactly what time later, but in the mean time, you should check out Aardwolf on facebook, and please, say thanks for us. They don’t have to do this, but they did. And that says a lot about the kind of people they are.
Thank you, Aardwolf Brewery. From the bottom of our little GAAM Ninja hearts.
Looks like Pac Man has either OD’d on pellets and fruit. You gotta set limits for yourself. jk You can vote for Pac Attack by Kara Zisa to win the GAAM Crowd’s Choice Award by liking it at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.617740854936351.1073741870.396712637039175&type=3
GAAM is once again officially on the Child’s Play calendar! The proceeds from the GAAM Charity Art LIVE Auction will go to Child’s Play. So you get to bid on cool, unique art, have a great, exciting time, AND get to help kids! It’s a win win!
We’ll be announcing the artists and game studios involved over the next couple of weeks leading up to the show, so check back here or at http://www.facebook.com/ilovegaam to see just what cool art pieces will be up for auction.
The Legend of GAAM was GAAM’s second “GAAM Show” where over 650 guests attended for Video Games, Game inspired art, a Zelda Art Installation, live music, DJs, charity, and more for one night of awesomeness at The Museum and Gardens and Dive Bar.
Thank you to all of the guests, sponsors, partners, and friends, who helped make this event possible. So many of you told a friend, shared a message on facebook, tweeted, instagrammed, and texted eachother to get the word out, and your entire GAAM team thanks you for it. We hope you all had a good time, and can’t wait to see you all at the next GAAM Show!
- Ryan and your entire GAAM Team
These printable certificates are just GAAM’s little way of saying thank you to all of the wonderful artists that participated in the Juried Art Show. Put them in your facebook, print them out and frame them, show them off, do whatever you want with them. Just know that we appreciate all of you, and are thankful for your participation in our events.
- your GAAM team
Switchblade Kult comes through with another GAAM interview! This time with Tyger of Storm Unity! Storm Unity has consistently come through and put together some amazing video game tournaments. And not just with GAAM, they put together their own events on a regular basis, so check them out on Facebook or Twitter, and keep up with them.
Also, stick around and watch for Geoff the Hero, who is consistently awesome.
On Guard was the first band to perform atop the Lost Woods and in the Night Sky at The Legend of GAAM (Games Art And Music) Show in Jacksonville, FLorida. They performed a live acoustic performance and even unveiled some new music from their upcoming EP release (which the party will be at 1904 Music Hall, RSVP here! https://www.facebook.com/events/448881428542121/
The took it down a notch and had music that was perfectly fitting for the evening, and also showed their versatility as a band that can throw down upbeat, fast tempo or super chill and lax sounds. Check out their performance captured by Iron/Glass Productions, and say “Wassup” to them. They’re super cool.
Floppy Entertainment, in my opinion, was one of the best things to come out of One Spark. They’re the first independent game studio in Jacksonville, and interesting side note, very fun to drink with.
Anyways, here’s a few quick words from them at The Legend of GAAM Show. If you listen closely, you’ll hear a quick hint about a secret game they may, or may not, be working on. You never know.
You can follow and talk to Floppy Entertainment on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Floppy-Entertainment/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Floppyent
Can I just say how much we loooooooooooove hearing from the community like this? Nemaria put together a great video capturing her thoughts on The Legend of GAAM Show, and we love her for it.Read More»
Here’s a great little snippet from The Legend of GAAM show, featuring one of GAAM’s favorite bands, On Guard!
And don’t forget, On Guard will be having their release party on August 31 at the 1904 bar in Jacksonville, Fl! RSVP on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/448881428542121/
That’s all I’ve got.
You might know Hidden Path Entertainment for Counter Strike, but they also do an awesome Tower Defense Game called “Defense Grid”! And they’re being cool enough to let us give away a ton of copies to The Legend of GAAM Show Attendees! But instead of waiting until the show itself, we’re going to go ahead and give 50 of you a chance to win early!Read More»
The GAAM Show wouldn’t be anywhere near as fun if it wasn’t for all the artists who expose their souls through their work. We think it’s part of our responsibility and debt to showcase and appreciate those brave and talented individuals as much as possible.
So as a small token of appreciation, we’ve made these fb badges for the juried artists (and i guess their fans!) to wear proudly proudly!
So artists thank you from the bottom of our pixel hearts! You guys make the world a more legendary place!
Oh, and your work is either up (or will be up shortly) at https://www.facebook.com/ILoveGAAM and http://gamesartandmusic.com/the-legend-of-gaam-gallery/. That’s probably important to know.
P.S. If it’s not, give us another day or two. We promise, it’s going up!
This is the magic of watercolor. Nina “Space Coyote” Matsumoto has put together a breathtaking piece of Female Commander Shepard. Whoever wins this in the Charity Art Auction is going to be extra lucky!
The Legend of GAAM Secret Fashion Photoshoot was set up to showcase fashion inspired by The Legend of Zelda in a modern setting in preparation for The Legend of GAAM Show in Jacksonville, FL, Saturday, July 13, at The Museum And Gardens.
We had amazingly talented models, with Void editor and Guysgirl.com creator, Blythe Brumleve. Infamous cosplayer Joyce Roberson, up and coming model, Miranda Brown, and model/photographer/artist, Elena Rodriguez.
Ken Escobar came through with a cool, behind-the-scenes style interview showing off some of the fashion that will be incorporated into the final exhibit, and show that even fashion can take inspiration from video games.
Props to Klara Cu for photography, Make Me Up, Miki for make up, and Corry Britton for his assistance.
That’s right! GAAM is teaming up with Invert Game Studios, and helping to produce Battle Strat, a 3d Real Time Strategy Game!
This is huge not just for GAAM, but for Jacksonville, as Invert Game Studios, is one of the first indie gaming studios to be creating a game of the calibre here in Jax, and has music samplings from the amazing Penka Kouneva (Transformers The Movie, Prince of Persia, Gears of War, and most recently, Elysium!).
More information soon…but definitely expect to see Invert Game Studios, and their game, at The Legend of GAAM Show!
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at Battle Strat!
So at the end of the last GAAM Charity Show, everybody kept asking when we were going to do another one and what was it going to be about. We thought waiting a whole year to do another show was too long a wait, so for the past few months we’ve been working an planning on “The Legend of GAAM” Show! On Saturday, July 13th at The Museum in Jacksonville, FL we’re going to have more games, more art, more music, more charity art auction pieces, more organization (thank god), and bottom line, MORE FUN!Read More»
The 2012 GAAM Show was a huge success! Over 350 of you showed up and raised over $2600 for charity! Not only that, but many of our vendors sold a ton of gamer merchandise (so we helped the economy, win!), the artists sold work, people won prizes, the martial arts exhibition was awesome (Who woulda thought Balrog would have shown up!) and people LOVED the Real Super Mario World Exhibit!
You guys proved that gaming is growing up, that the SouthEast WILL support the culture, and there are plenty of opportunities for gaming here. So we just wanted to say “Thank You”, with this excellent video from film maker Ken Escobar. Hope you guys like it…and we’ll see you all again in 2013!
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!
This week’s featured track is from Tweex the Gaming Geek. Oh the fond Mario Kart memories…
Anyways, Tweex’s music will be featured at the GAAM Charity Show. Why? Because wouldn’t this go perfect with the Real Super Mario World Exhibit? Yup!
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!