The following post originally appeared on attractmo.de, on August 30, 2014.
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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)…

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And here’s a gander at something that hasn’t been previewed on these parts: Zac Gorman’s take on One True Pairing. Got fan fic that needs some art? We’ve got you covered…

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Oh, so my partner in the crime on the Fangamer side, Jon Kay, really went beyond the call of duty this year by creating this super fab catalog help you choose what you want…

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And a sneak peek at this year’s drink menu, again courtesy of the Drunk Moogle…

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You’ll need one of these to get in the door…

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K, got one last minute announcement to make: as noted, the party kick off at 7:00 and rages on till midnight. So if you’ve got dinner plans, there’s plenty of time to swing on by. But for those who will be heading to the show immediately after PAX Prime’s floor closes, we’ve got a very special treat!

We are delighted to announce that beloved local staple Dick’s Drive In is headlining the catering this year! There will be exactly 300 hamburgers/cheeseburgers to dine on…

Please, PLEASE: one burger per person, thank you. Oh, and we’ll have the usual cheese and crackers and veggies for non-meat eaters as well.

One more thing: those of you in Seattle know already that it’s raining (gee, big shocker), so save some time waiting in line by purchasing tickets online. But you only have till 2:00 TODAY TO DO SO. Otherwise you can purchase tickets at the door, like normal. See you all tonight!

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09/26/2019

Love Is In The Air (From The Attract Mode Archive: #116)

by Matthew Edward Hawkins

The following post originally appeared on attractmo.de, on August 28, 2014.
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…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…

Gina Chacón

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Kyle Fewell

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Kelly Smith

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Mariel Cartwright

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Matthew Kenyon

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Dan Dussault

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Nina Matsumoto

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Ashley Davis

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Mingjue Helen Chen

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Elise Tiffin

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Jovo Ve

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Jacob Ferguson

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Tyson Hesse

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Nicole Gustafsson

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Minusbaby

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Ian Wilding

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Wes Talbott

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Asif Siddiky

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Kevin Jay Stanton

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Corey Lewis

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…And don’t forget, there’s even more awesomeness in store. Along with music (the headliners from our first and second shindigs are joining forces, along with a possible special surprise), drinks (a show about love is all about feeling warm and fuzzy, and the Drunken Moogle is an expert at that), and of course, games.

Though a bit more about that last part; again, we’ve featured Particle Mace in the past (Attract Mode was one of the very first places to spread the word, not to brag), so here’s a closer look at Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

And a friendly reminder; we have THREE games on tap this year! Can you handle the Vanguard V?

Another friendly reminder; save yourself a lengthy wait in line by purchasing tickets in advance. Also, please RSVP on Facebook if you can, so we’ll know to expect you!

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The following post originally appeared on attractmo.de, on August 22, 2014.
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Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! Am here getting ready for the next Fangamer/Attract Mode shindig, though I always make the trek bit early, since Washington State is also my former stomping grounds.

I feel fortunate to have grown up at a time in which Seattle’s popularity was at its apex, and I’m not just talking about the glory days of grunge. It’s when Twin Peaks was on the air, which remains one of my fave shows of all time, and hence why I’m posting the video above.

Apologizes if old, but I’ve been out of the loop for the past couple of weeks, due to show pre-show prep. And yes, it’s advertised as being the Twin Peaks intro on the NES, despite the fact that it’s color palette and resolution is a bit closer to what the SNES was capable of.

I’ve long given up that ghost, much like how I’ve long stopped explaining to people that Nirvana is more than just a cheap rip off the Pixies.

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