Hey all: Today was the day for the Cowlitz Gamers for Kids show in Longview, WA. That's about 50 miles away for me, so I decided to go. And here are some pics to share.
It's a great cause, but the show is pretty small. They're in a new space this year, and it seems much smaller than when I went a few years ago. No arcade games to play was kind of a bummer. But they had some really nice sellers, which was fun.
This was the free-play area. No real exotic systems, and it was pretty small this year.
An overview of the booths. Lots of cool stuff here. There was one Jaguar for sale ($150! A little too rich for me), a Vectrex, and bunch of the more modern Nintendo stuff. Good deals on systems. A boxed Odyssey 2 for $40. Atari 2600's for $50. Sega Genesis seems like the low point of collecting these days...$10-$20 will get you a nice Genesis at a show like this. Find a show like this if you want a particular system!
Trophies for the Super Smash Bros Brawl (Gamecube) tournament.
WOAH! Look what I found. Yes, I did come home with it.
Atari carts can still be found. Which is good.
Atari Pinball! That knob is exactly the same as the VCS paddle knob. Nope, I didn't buy it.
Someone decked out a VCS in pirates' booty for the silent auction. Very cool. Reminded me of the Swordquest prizes.
More Atari stuff. Good. Can't let Nintendo have all the fun.
Action figures too.
It was a good show. I didn't stay long thanks to a sudden migraine. Plenty of fun.