[games_access] GDC 2006 Awards!
Sander Huiberts NEWS
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Wed Mar 29 06:42:11 EST 2006
Hehe, this is great stuff. I'm just recovering from a perfect flight
from the states with personal video system...and the big apple...it was
I really enjoyed the whole conference and meeting you all. "Slechte
stukje-the recording" is on the way.
I'd like to nominate the following one:
Most Flight-of-the-bumble-bee-presentation: Will Wright with 244 words a
second in the big Civic auditorium.
Now jet-lagging stuff... :)
d. michelle hinn schreef:
> 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
> 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:
> 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"
> 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! :)
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