Michael Sabbagh did a great job interviewing GAAM during One Spark. If you ever want to hear what I sound like when my voice is gone, this is the video to watch! hahaha You can also catch our Director of Photography Klara Cu working in the background, and yes, Wounder Warrior, if you’re reading this, we’d love to work with you to be our featured charity at a future show!:)
And yes it’s true, Patrick Duffy, not Tony Stark, is Iron Man.
Going on First Coast Connect tomorrow to talk about GAAM! Exciting! We’ll hopefully get to cover what we’ll be doing at One Spark, what’s going on for the next GAAM show, and the first video game studio that GAAM is working with in the southeast!
I’ll also probably bring a sword into the studio, so hopefully i’ll be able to post a follow up article that won’t be from prison.
We don’t normally talk about political topics and video games…we normally let the art speak for the topic for us. BUT, Adam Sessler did a magnificent job about verbalizing the current issue surrounding violence and video games in a short bit, that’s definitely worth watching and digesting.
And holy crap, it was on Fox News. WTF?
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!
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
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!
Just got back from a great Gaming Art Show at Bartcade in Orlando. So many cool pieces of art! Some Donkey Kong, some Mario, some MegaMan, a little Galaga, and a little bit of Street Fighter (We got a few pieces from our “Fight Me” collection up. )
Take a look and enjoy! Hopefully we’ll find some of the other artists from the Classic Gaming Art Show, and have them enter 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.