We had several people at our Pechanga.net booth, so I was free to wander around. Here are some of my sightings:
I talked to Studi briefly, telling him I worked for the NativeCelebs page on Facebook. He was vaguely aware of its existence.
I followed Joanelle's progress because I helped rewrite her press release and lent her my old laptop computer and monitor cable for her display. Alas, the laptop couldn't pick up the site's Wi-Fi for some reason.
I got to test my new iPod Touch, taking photos and posting them to Facebook with it. It worked fine, though the picture quality left something to be desired.
After a long day on the floor, Victor was anxious to get back to work. So we skipped the Wendell Chino dinner and performance by Dwight Yoakum. Someone said Yoakum's songs all sounded the same, which goes without saying because he's a country singer.
Here's a brief report on the opening ceremony, which we missed:
Records Break at NIGA Tradeshow Ribbon Cutting
By Michael Woestehoff
“Today, we have filled the 90,000 square foot floor with over 450 world-class exhibits, who are our friends in the gaming industry and Native-owned businesses who are eager to build their brands. There is a $26 billion industry behind these doors, and we welcome you,” Stevens said.
And my photos: NIGA (Day 1)--April 3, 2012
For more on NIGA, see Pix of NIGA 2011 and Report on NIGA 2011.