October 04, 2011

Global Gaming Expo 2011 (Day 2)

Today, we took the monorail to the Sands Expo. That meant a 10-minute walk from the Paris to the station, a short ride, and a 10-minute walk from the station to the convention center. By the time we got there, we were sweating.

Then Victor noticed he forgot his WiFi gizmo and I volunteered to get it. I decided to take a taxi back, but walking through the Venetian took as long as the monorail. At least I got to see a few minutes of Penn Jillette giving the keynote speech.

For the second time in an hour, I took the monorail to the convention center. With Victor manning the booth, I took off to see the trade show. The latest trend seemed to be licensed pop-culture properties: TV shows, movies, cartoons, comic books and strips, and board games. Among the slot machines I saw were Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, Superman, Tarzan and Jane, Mission: Impossible, the Phantom, Jaws, Michael Jackson, Betty Boop, Grease, Monopoly, Clue, Aladdin, the Wizard of Oz, Popeye, the Pink Panther, and Scrabble.

There were even machines for Breakfast at Tiffany's and Battleship, although I didn't see them. Can Bedtime for Bonzo, Peanuts, and Candyland be far behind?

On the way back to the booth, I met Renee Roman Nose, a Native Facebook friend. Then Victor and I headed back to the Paris. We had a room-service dinner and went to bed early.


Global Gaming Expo (Day 2, morning)--October 4, 2011
Global Gaming Expo (Day 2, afternoon)--October 4, 2011

For more on the subject, see Global Gaming Expo 2011 (Day 1) and Pix of Global Gaming Expo 2010.

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