We are a little less than 6 hours away from the doors opening to 1927 Events, which is where Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode is taking place!
Am currently trying to figure out the placement of all the pieces, though it’s been a tad bit slow going since I can’t help but zone out on all the crazy little details, as well as the overall gorgeousness, of what’s on hand. Hence all the Instagram pics.
Here’s some more (btw, first one coming up is by Jesse Tise, who is the same guy who illustrated our Samurai Gunn shirts, fyi)…
… The above is courtesy of Babs Tarr, aka basically the hottest cartoonists in the biz at this very moment. Am thrilled that she was able to find time out of her busy schedule (Babs was recently enlisted by DC Comics to give Batgirl a makeover, and her first issue hits newsstands in a little over a month), to take part in Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode.
But yeah, we’re a little over 48 hours away from showtime, so needless to say, it’s a bit of a madhouse on my end, as well as Fangamer’s. But rest assured, the 2014 edition of the Game Art/Chiptune/Indie Arcade/Drinkathon Seattle Special shall be the best one yet.
Hopefully you’ve caught a few glimpses of the gorgeous artwork that awaits this year! Admittedly, it’s been a little tough getting people’s attention this time around; not sure if you’ve caught a few of the headlines going around, but some not so cool folks out there are giving video games a bad name.
So perhaps the following, which is just a taste of things to come, will remind everyone that there’s still a lot to love about electronic entertainment. Anyhow who else will be part of the festivities? Well, there’s…
Two years ago, ourselves and our best buds at Fangamer decided to engage in a friendly showdown, with downtown Seattle as the backdrop. The outcome of that now legendary battle, dubbed Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode, was inconclusive as they say.
Then last year, for part two, both parties decided to put their differences aside and combine forces, and thus Fangamer X Attract Mode was the result. This particular contest did indeed have a clear winner, and it was you dear friend.
So here we are, round three. And to commemorate the mutual respect and understanding that both sides have been able to forge, the 2014 Edition of Game Art/Chiptune/Indie Arcade/Drinkathon Seattle Special shall therefor be dubbed… Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode!
It’s the holiday season, which means seeking out that perfect gift for that perfect person. In some cases, he or she will be relatively easy to shop for; now has never been a better time to pick either the PS3 or Xbox 360, for example, mostly because both the systems and games are both (relatively) cheap.
You also have the reasons why such bargains exist in the first place; the PS4 or Xbox One are now options as well. But what about that special someone whose favorite game will always be PaRappa The Rapper or Ranger X? Or the special someone who would appreciate something different, and most importantly, deserves something different?
Then head on over to the Attract Mode Shop, where artwork from this summer’s Fangamer X Attract Mode is finally available online! Please note that, because some pieces are made to order, it may take a few weeks for something to arrive. But I have been assured that if they are placed right about now, one can expect their arrival before Christmas!
A couple weeks back, we combined forces with Fangamer to throw a little shindig in Seattle, and once again, here are the highlights! All pictures are courtesy of Amanda Flagg, btw.
That’s Keiji Inafune all right, the man who gave the world Mega Man (and who will soon be giving us Mighty No. 9), alongside Zac Gorman, the guy responsible for that super sweet Mega Man X print in the background.
Inafune was Fangamer X Attract Mode‘s special surprise artist; we had on display a print detailing concept art from his upcoming project, which was publicly announced just a few hours earlier. Hence why his presence was kept on the down low.
But yeah, to say that this year’s show was a success of epic proportion is a legit understatement. Everyone behind the scenes, including all the artists, musicians, and game makers involved, were simply unprepared by such a massive outpouring of support.
None of us can properly express how grateful we all are, so you’ll have to trust me when I say that we are. We’re also dead tired, and thusly in recovery mode. But expect a proper report plus more pics soon, along with artwork for sale for those who couldn’t be there!
So, the big show’s a little over 48 hours from right now! And needless to say, things are kinda crazy at the moment, as the final pieces are finally coming together.