[games_access] GDC 2006 Awards!

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 00:55:17 EST 2006


Haha, that was funny! Almost made me choke on my honey!! :)

-Reid

On 3/28/06, d. michelle hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> Hi everyone!
>
> Thanks to everyone who helped make GDC 2006 a success for us -- both
> those who were there and those behind the scenes in the uber-long
> planning for the event who couldn't make it. Next up? GDC Europe!
>
> So I've come up with our very own 1st annual awards ceremony winners
> for the SIG. These were chosen by a secret panel of one person who
> was unable to sleep during a red-eye flight from San Jose. I'm proud
> to present this year's winners -- congrats to all!
>
> Most Dramatic Arrival: Richard and Sander for their groundbreaking
> performance in an "oops, the airline has us going to San Jose, COSTA
> RICA!!!!!" documentary
>
> Most Dramatic Departure: Michelle for her time-bending performance in
> "somehow ending up in Illinois later than Giannis did in Greece"
> short film
>
> Most "Braveheart" Moment: "The Right to Fun!" (a.k.a. Thursday
> afternoon's roundtable) -- screenplay written by Michelle;
> performance by Sander
>
> Most Likely to Secretly be a Canadian Mounty: Kevin for his
> cross-border fighting scenes with our neighbors to the north.
>
> Most Likely to Have the Most Embarrassing photo of Michelle: Giannis
> in "Watch Michelle ineptly tie Jonathan's hands behind his back
> during the accessibility arcade demo during the tutorial"
>
> Best Argument: Michelle and Richard in "Kill PDF" parts one
> (Wednesday morning's roundtable) and two (Thursday afternoon's
> roundtable) where it was fortunate no one took out their plastic
> swords that some company was giving out at the expo.
>
> Best Legal Secrets: Tom in "Whoa, there's a $10k Tax Credit in the US
> for Accessibility???"
>
> Most Likely to Need Immediate Legal Counsel: All, the Complete GDC
> Ensemble Cast
>
> Best Night to "See and be Seen": Thursday evening; Level 99 party,
> CMU party, Fairmont Lobby
>
> Worst Possible Time for a Social Event for the SIG: Friday, 9am
>
> Best Impromptu Musical Written Right After the Friday, 9am SIG Social
> Event: "Coffee: A Love Story"
>
> Best Mod Despite what the Judges Thought: Reid for Doom3[cc]
>
> Best Game Despite what the Judges Thought: Eric for Strange Attractors
>
> Best Scholarship Winner: Robert
>
> Best Improv Performance during a Question and Answer Session at an
> Overpacked Session: (Tie) Michelle for "Experimental Game Design: The
> Nobel Peace Prize" and Reid for "The Game Studies Download: Top Ten
> Research Findings"
>
> Most Likely to be in a Future Documentary Film about WiFi in Africa: Goran
>
> Most Brilliant Thing Said in the Last Five Minutes: All; the Complete
> GDC Ensemble Cast
>
> Scariest Street Chase Scene Aided by an IPod: Sander in "The Return
> of Running Man"
>
> Best Use of Corn Husks: Mo and Kasey in "The Voodoo Doll Adventures"
>
> Most Stories about Teaching Lectures: Kevin for "Project Symbols: An
> Exercise in Embarrassing Sleeping Students"
>
> Most Likely to Have Packets of Honey on Hand: Kasey
>
> Most Likely to Consume Packets of Honey: Reid
>
> Most Likely to Confuse Packets of Honey with Mustard: Richard and Sander
>
> Best "Transformers" Imitation: Robert in "Muscle Stretch: The Musical"
>
> Worst Costume Choice: Michelle in "Wow, was this pink scarf that has
> been choking me all day a mistake or what?"
>
> Most Photogenic while Sleeping in the Lobby of the Saint Claire
> Hotel: Thomas in "Rip Van Winkle Returns"
>
> Best Panic Attack Scene Caused by Airlines: Michelle in "Oh my
> God...is anyone going to be in San Jose in time for the Tutorial?"
>
> Best Translation of a Ridiculous Phrase in Greek that Michelle
> Somehow Knew: Giannis in "Look, a shooting star"
>
> Best Translation of a Non-Existent Dutch Phrase: Richard and Sander
> in "Slecht Stukje"
>
> And...
>
> This year's Best Picture Award Goes to....[drumroll]...
>
> "Unidentified Woman in an, uh, Interesting Pose Whose Picture was
> Taped to a Parking Meter with a Windows Mobile Sticker"
>
> Ok, thanks to all the winners! And feel free to add more -- I didn't
> go into the "technical awards" so there's plenty of room for more
> nominations. And if you don't understand any of the award
> categories...see you at GDC Europe where we're sure to come up with
> more! :)
>
> Michelle
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