Show’s over, and I’m back home winding down. Quite a fun shindig this year – I was awake for the whole thing, probably moreso than I’ve ever been for one of these. (Not that the show isn’t interesting, but I usually never have anything like enough sleep.

Here’s some pictures and descriptions for your amusement and/or edification.

OVGE 2006 - Phosphor Dot Fossils display
Classic toys, classic handhelds, classic consoles, and classic arcade games (running on a now-classic Playstation) at the PDF booth.

OVGE 2006 - Phosphor Dot Fossils display
The Famicom got a LOT of attention, and someone offered to buy it about every 10 minutes. I don’t really know how to handle stuff like this – I don’t want folks to walk away disappointed, but I’m not looking to sell either.

OVGE 2006 - Phosphor Dot Fossils display
Lots of offers to buy the mini-arcades too, and even one inquiry about the mighty joystick. 😆

OVGE 2006 - Phosphor Dot Fossils display
Atari Video Music blasts its colorful graphics across the room – no one was safe, and a LOT of people took the opportunity to play with it.

OVGE 2006 - Phosphor Dot Fossils display
Donkey Kong toys and a Ralph Baer-signed prototype cartridge.

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
At my third table, I invited AltairBoy (aka ubikuberalles) to set up his collection of vintage Altair computers, and it was a sight to behold.

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
There was a timeline of Altair history set up, along with a version of the old Star Trek mainframe game.

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
The display material and vintage computer magazines added a lot to the Altair table.

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
In honor of the Star Trek game playing on the Altair, I brought this sign, which normally hangs on the door to my game room. (Believe it or not, somebody wanted to buy that. The sign, that is, not my game room.)

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
I was feeling pangs of inadequacy at the sight of this sealed-in-plexiglas display of classic computer paraphenalia.

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
Another Altair spills its guts.

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
There was a terminal next to the Altair 8800 so folks could interact with the machine without all the switch-flipping.

OVGE 2006 - Altair 8800 display
Behind the scenes of the PDF display – enough wires there for ya?

OVGE 2006 - arcade games
There was a very nice selection of classic arcade machines – original Frogger, Xevious and Star Wars cabs, and one of the nicer MAME machines I’ve seen.

OVGE 2006 - arcade games
And boy were they busy!

OVGE 2006 - arcade games
I had never seen one of these mini-Tank II games before.

OVGE 2006 - arcade games
Alas, poor Star Wars – the flight controller started the day in delicate shape, and I don’t think the general show patrons treated it gently throughout the day. By the time I got to it around 3pm or so, it was virtually unplayable.

OVGE 2006 - arcade games
But the Galaga machine next door got plenty of lovin’.

OVGE 2006
A packed house.

OVGE 2006
Video Game Collector Magazine always runs a neat display, and Shawn is always a heck of a nice guy to run into at these shows.

OVGE 2006
Bustin’ out the Dreamcast lovin’ at Josh Reiner’s table.

OVGE 2006
I think this was the only time there wasn’t someone sitting at Max & Dustin’s table playing some games all day.

OVGE 2006
Our “island neighbors” at Game Crazy had some sweet hardware with ’em.

OVGE 2006
Jeff Cooper always has the market cornered on classic gaming memorabilia and knick-knacks – I spent a lot of money here!

OVGE 2006
DP forum member “mezrabad” and his son get ready to take the tournament challenge.

OVGE 2006
C-128 and Amiga CD32 goodness at “icbrkr”‘s table.

OVGE 2006
Brian (icbrkr) uses his awesome powers of persuasion on Kent: “No, these are not the droids you’re looking for. Yes, you do need a Sun Sparcstation. In fact, you look like you need two or three…”

OVGE 2006
The amazing C-One at Brian’s table – that’s no PC running emulation. That’s a real Commodore. 😯

OVGE 2006
At the other end of Brian’s table, a Coleco Telstar says “BUY ME.”

OVGE 2006
So is this – a GP32 running Commodore 64 emulation at Flack’s table.

OVGE 2006
If emulation doesn’t do it for ya, here’s an SX64 doing the real thing.

OVGE 2006
The real star at Rob’s table was his outstanding new book, “Commodork.” I was amazed he had any copies left – I really should’ve gotten two, as Kent promptly confiscated mine. 😆

OVGE 2006
AltairBoy shows SteveW the finer points of navigation in the 23.66748E+th century on the Altair.

OVGE 2006
Steve “MegaManFan” Juon takes on Moon Cresta with my mighty PS1 arcade stick.

OVGE 2006
Mr. Roboto got lots of attention…

OVGE 2006
…and so did Spider-Man and Shark Hunter! (Whoever KBOBHI is, they were on fire! 😆 )

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One Response to “OVGE 2006 photos”

  1. Great show Earl! Thank-you VERY much for inviting me to display my Altairs! I really appreciate it. I’ve never presented at a video game show and it was a very cool experience. I’m pleased with how everything turned out and I hope to do something like this in the future.

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