Quoted from iwantansi:
They had been asking for volunteers for the last 3+ months to help come and get the games ready - weekends - weekdays - whenever you could make it basically...
Most of us have day jobs and could only make it on weekends...
All of the games have been rubbered and lightly cleaned - the hard part is getting the games working 100%
John has most common coils and a lot of other parts on hand
Ha! Yes! They asked for help forever and now that it's a success everyone wants a piece Nice to see some voluntaristic spirit regardless.
I think the thing I found most shocking about the weekend was how little complaining there was about the number of games that were off. That was a LOT of games off, and you know how harsh people on here are about games in need of repair....it was actually pretty excellent to see such an overall good attitude from the crowd about it. Naturally there were a couple ol' tightwads standing there hemming and hawing about how much better their 3 home games and home shows are and all this, but the uptight complainer folks were a staggeringly low % of the crowd at large. People took note of the vastness of the space, the rebuild, the # of titles, the crazy vision...really very few people seemed hung up about some work-in-progress tables on the floor.
The amount of work money and time put into that space is truly insane, I love it! The past couple weeks leading up to the show saw so much development and progress that it made my head spin; honestly two weeks ago I had a real uh-oh vibe. But all the hard work came together beautifully, and it's just so impressive., great work John! And Kenny, RVDV. And all of you who put on that show. I for one had an absolute blast and can't wait to see what these guys do next though I'm a little scared that there's going to be a mile long line to get in next time.
If anyone has pics of me sitting on Sam's lap listening to dirty jokes, send 'em my way!