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The 'I Am 8-Bit' 2007 Show Opening Reception Photo Gallery!
by: -RoG-

Is it August of 2008 already? Wow, it feels like just yesterday I was waiting in a long-assed line for the 2007 "I Am 8-Bit" show in Los Angeles. Oh how those beloved pixels can make the time fly by. This year, they moved the show to World of Wonder in Hollywood - a venue that is basically twice as large as the one from 2007. Well, it didn't do much to reduce the size of the crowd... in fact, I'd say it was even larger this year. But hey, there was twice as much artwork to see, so it was worth the wait for anyone in line regardless. Once again, those of you who don't live in L.A. are in luck, because we took over 225 photos of the show so you can check out every single piece of brilliant video gaming artwork that was on display at the opening reception. Just like last year, you'll have to excuse the odd angles we had to take the photos at sometimes... it was insanely crowded in there and we weren't about to shove people out of the way just to get a perfectly centered photo every time. With that being said, enjoy all 9 pages of this mega photo gallery from the big 2008 I Am 8-bit show!


Another huge line to get in this year, but we got lucky and were randomly picked out of the entire crowd
and brought in by some really nice guy by the name of James St. James who was interviewing people. Not sure
why he picked us, but he brought us all the way to the front of the line and let us right in, so I'm not complaining.
Thanks James!

Now let's get to the actual art!

There are still more "I Am 8-Bit" photos to see!
Click here to continue onward to page 2!

 

Reader Comments

☆☆☆☆☆
Aug 18th, 2008, 04:45 AM
That looks like a ton of fun. I wish I knew, I would have went.
Forum Virgin
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:34 AM
That looked awesome! I especially liked the piece about that old soviet era game. Who knows what other games they may have made that have gone extinct. Thanks for another great pics-o-rama!
Flying Finn
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:50 AM
Thanks for the pictures...amzing stuff. My favourite has to be the Earth Worm Jim paintings ...also Mario ala Soviet Lenin style was quite awesome.
OH GOD
Aug 18th, 2008, 08:21 AM
no sinistar, eh
1.21 Gigawatts!!!
Aug 18th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Rog, the guy who let you in (James St. James) was one of the original club kids and knew Michael Alig, the guy that was involved in the murder of Andre “Angel” Melendez. James wrote a book about it called “Disco Bloodbath” that became the movie “Party Monster”. In the movie Alig was played by Macaulay Culkin and James was played by Seth Green.
Official Punching Bag
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:35 AM
I'm not much of a video gamer these days but I know what I like in a game. I have seen and played a lot of the games that this art was based on, especially the Zelda ones. Those were my favorite art pieces because those are the games my twin brother and I spent a lot of time beating. Also the Mario art was good, I suppose I'm a Nintendo fanboy. But not as big as some other people I know who own every Nintendo game ever.
Forum Virgin
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Mmmh, delicious kitsch. One day we'll look back on those pictures and say "What were we thinking?" Kinda like people do these days when they see 80's interior designs.
I hate this hacker crap!
Aug 18th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Awww... The Ghouls N' Ghosts / Ghosts N' Goblins one was cute and made me smile.
Doctor Caliente
Aug 18th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I love old games. Great pics. The one of Samus in her helmet was really cool. Hot women in underwear playing video games is every man's fantasy..
Member
Aug 18th, 2008, 03:58 PM
damn i forgot you were going to this, wish i had gone it looks great!
Amicable Herculean
Aug 18th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Cool stuff. Most of the Mario ones were creepy as hell, and I liked those Street Fighter peices at the end.
I must preserve my P.B.F.
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Man this brings back some memories.
(I think I had that Blanka figure in one of those paintings.)
Fanboy
Aug 19th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Those little illustrations of games like Ghosts 'n' Goblins, Burger Time etc are downright awesome. No wonder many of them seem to be "red-dotted". I'd go for the Moon Patrol one myself.
taco loving zombie
Aug 19th, 2008, 01:47 AM
is one of the artists the one from el tigre
Member
Aug 19th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Man, some of that art scared me *laughs* I found a few pieces I liked, though there were some from games I didn't recognize, so I'm sure that took away from some of the impact of the piece.

This might've been something answered before, but I'm guessing these pieces are also for sale? Any info on what things like those go for? (I'm presuming that's what the red dot means...sold.)
grants but one wish
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:27 AM
or maybe the red dot is the equivalent of the pirates black dot and soon the 8-bit mafia will come around and "take care" of the offending artwork... of such mysteries is the world made
Riot Control
Aug 19th, 2008, 03:29 PM
I'll go and run wearing only briefs tonight to see if that can attract zombies.
pickled
Aug 19th, 2008, 07:34 PM
I'm still trying to figure out the Dildo-headed Kirby picture.
Mocker
Aug 25th, 2008, 07:12 AM
I thought the cock on Kirby's head was pretty obvious; He sucked a cock....

Whatever Kirby sucks in he usually gains a hat resembling what he sucked in.
Freelance Product Tester
Aug 26th, 2008, 10:16 PM
I wantthat Castlevania painting with Simon fighting Death. It would make any room instantly more awesome.

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