Got back home last night from Vegas. CGE all in all was a good time. Getting placed into the Random Retro challenge (though scaring me at first due to my complete lack of playing of 2600 games) was quite fun. SQUIRREL JUMP! I'm happy to have rep'd DP and come in 3rd after AA was soundly defeated (stupid kung fu game and Frankie kicking my ass).
The Trop's food in that lower restraunt was so-so. The Mac & Cheese, though huge, wasn't all that great. Poor Perkar and that pizza. It didn't look all that good. The Italian restaurant (on the way to the convention halls) had a pretty decent breakfast buffet. The Havana Go-Go cafe on the main floor (just next to the tables) wasn't too shabby either.
We also ate at the Cafe in the Luxor (near the Criss Angel BeLIEve hall) and they were good. The sit down Nathan's Hot Dogs in New York New York was pretty great as well. Those were some awesome fries, and the bacon cheese dog was damn tasty.
It was great to see people that we'd not seen in a few years (98 PaceCar, Sothy, Perkar, Tune, Joe, Sean, John, Mayhem, QotF, Vectorman0, MarioAllStar2600, Ubik and others i'm sure i'm forgetting) as well as meet people that I've known online via IRC for many many moons, but had yet to meet in person (Balloon Fight, Skaar).
The show worked out pretty well. As in my previous years, I didn't hit up any key notes, as I was either walking the floor, or running around with those mentioned above. I was happy that I was able to walk out of CGE with stuff. Being a buyer of newer games, CGE doesn't always have much thats catered towards my collection habbits, this year wasn't a problem.
What I didn't see happen (and I could have just missed it) was a group photo. Did one end up happening?