This year's OVGE is June 16th at the Spirit Bank Event Center in Tulsa.
I'll be selling stuff at the show, but I'll also be selling stuff before the show, so I can afford to be at the show selling more stuff.
My Vectrex will be up for grabs at the show (and it'll be available to play until it sells). Much as it kills me to get rid of it, it's just Not A Necessity in this house.
I'll finally have the vaguely rare all-white TI/99 4a for sale too, still in the box, never powered up or even taken out of the internal wrappers, and probably some OEM TI/99 4a joystick pairs as well.
Not sure what all I'll sell beforehand. The problem is that theLogBook's domain renewal falls in late May, and the site storage bill is due in June. With me out of work... well, basically none of my hobby stuff is a justifiable expense anymore. I have to come up with a way to pay for it all myself.
Well, I won't be bothering you to hawk my wares at your table again. I appreciated it the first time, literally making the trip possible for me, but hopefully I won't have all my bills being pulled out of my bank account a few days before. And I should have my car paid off by then, so that'll be a spare $340 a month to blow on classic games at the show.
What Vectrex stuff do you have (that you haven't sold on eBay)? I don't have much of it myself, so I'd be interested in anything I don't have. For example, do you have a spare controller? I've had three Vectrii (no idea what to call the console in plural form so I go for something vaguely jokey) and have never had an official joystick for it, just rewired Genesis controllers.
Actually, while I'm thinking about it, do you have a Japanese PS1 to play all those import games on? I wouldn't mind getting my grubby mitts on one.
I do have a JP PS1 that I keep meaning to pull out of the shelving units of doom. All part of Steve's project to Inherit Earl's Systems.
What I have left for Vectrex is a few loose carts (Clean Sweep, and a couple of others) and a couple of boxed ones (Hyperchase, Star Trek: TMP). No extra controllers, light pens, or anything fancy like that. The only really rare stuff I had were the homebrews that have been auctioned off.
I got stiffed on payment on one of my eBay Colecovision homebrews, if you can believe that. It'll be relisted at the beginning of the month; it's Cosmo Fighter 3, a Xevious look-alike.
I may also be hauling some arcade marquees to sell off at the show.
I'm ready to do without Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong 3, and possibly Robotron, Jr. Pac-Man and Baby Pac-Man. I'm eager to divest myself of the easily-broken ones (thin plexiglas or real glass) due to the sheer number of klutzy destructive idle hands/paws in the house currently.
Looks like tables are $50 a pop this year; I'll probably still stick to one table (unless Kent or Steve want to sell stuff) and spend the rest on the gas to make the trip (which will be around a bazillion bucks a gallon at this rate) and hopefully on a dozen or so copies of VWORP! to have on hand. More if I can afford it.
I don't plan on selling anything at the next show. Unless I try to sell that Brainchild educational handheld which a lot of people wondered about last year but nobody would pop for. You've got to have a mystery machine that draws people's attention. I think you should hunt down more Emerson Arcadia 2001 consoles to sell, considering the response it got last year. Who knew so many people were interested in an oddball console like that one! Find 'em cheap on eBay and mark 'em up for OVGE. Have a nice tall stack of boxed consoles, tempting everybody over to your table. You'll be swatting customers away like flies!
So, are you planning on hooking anything up to a TV this year, or will any monitor be running videos? Any theme you've settled on for the table, other than VWORP?