The 2nd Annual D-L-P Gathering at Classic Gaming Expo 2001
Las Vegas, Nevada - August 11 & 12, 2001

Classic Gaming Expo 2001 was once again held at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dragon's Lair creators, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy, and Rick Dyer were on-hand for a keynote presentation and the first public showing of the upcoming game, Dragon's Lair 3D. Jeff Kinder, Dave Hallock, Jim Bickmann, and Steve Hertz were invited to the CGE Awards Dinner/Ceremony on Friday night. At this event, Jeff and Dave presented Achievement Awards to the creators of Dragon's Lair on behalf of CGE. On Saturday, the keynote presentation exceeded everyone's expectations. It was the first time in over 18 years that the four men responsible for the creation of Dragon's Lair were all together in the same room. Jeff Kinder and Dave Hallock moderated the keynote presentation while Don, Gary, John, and Rick reminisced about the creation of Dragon's Lair and Space Ace, talked a little about the new Dragon's Lair 3D game, and showed storyboards in the planning of a feature film for Dragon's Lair. Later, the guys stuck around for the rest of the afternoon signing autographs and taking pictures.

Steven Hertz brought quite a few of his laserdisc games from his collection, and Damon Claussen of Blast from the Past Amusements brought a few laserdisc games as well.
Below are a few pictures from CGE 2001.

JEFF KINDER'S PICTURES

Steve's games
are unloaded
A pile of
laserdisc players
The games are
set in place
Blast from the Past's
games
       
Blast from the Past's
games
 
Dave assembling the
Achievement Awards
that he and Jeff built
The Achievement
Awards given to Don,
Gary, John, and Rick
Dave Hallock and
Jeff Kinder at the
awards ceremony
       
The men accept their award
 
Jeff Kinder with
the four creators
This one was
Don's idea :)
       
The Keynote
Presentation
 
Don Bluth and John
Pomeroy talking to
Jeff Kulczycki
Kris Sandrick, Morgan
Beckman, BZ, and
Anthony Gallagher
Jim Bickmann and
chip Sbrogna
 
       
Mitch Schleis and
Anthony Gallagher
Steve Hertz, Mark Kaz,
and Dave Hallock
Matt Ownby on
Super Don Quix-ote
Tony M. Victorino and
Dave Hallock
       
Morgan and BZ

 
Dave Hallock

 
Damon Claussen and
Stephen Beall of
Blast from the Past
Leslie Collins playing
Bega's Battle
 

 

WARREN ONDRAS' PICTURES

The autograph line
got pretty long
 
The awards on
display at the
autograph session
A closer look at
the awards
 
The guys taking
a break
 
       
Steve's games
in action

 
Matt on Thayer's
Quest with the
CNN mic over
his shoulder :)
Tony M. Victorino


 
Rick Dyer speaking
at the keynote

 
       
Rob DiNapoli
setting up shop
in Matt's Room
Rob and chip in line
at the autograph
booth
Leslie Collins,
Jeff Kinder,
and Bobby Mixon
Mitch with the cool
Dragon's Lair II
T-Shirt
       
Matt talking with
John Pomeroy at
the autograph booth
Matt playing Thayer's
Quest with chip and
Morgan watching
The D-L-P Community
heads out for some lunch
 
       
Don draws Dirk for
Steve Hertz

BONUS VIDEO: See Don Bluth in action! Watch as he draws the above sketch of Dirk.



ROB DINAPOLI'S PICTURES

Gary Goldman, Don
Bluth, and Rick Dyer
Don Bluth
 
John Pomeroy
 
Rick Dyer
 
       
Leslie Collins
talking with
Jeff Kinder
Mark Kaz and
his daughter
 
Leslie Collins on
his favorite game,
Cobra Command
Matt Ownby and
Jim Bickmann
 
       
Rob DiNapoli and
Jeff Kulczycki

 
Matt Ownby
chatting with
Leslie Collins
 
The creators get
a pic with Steve
Hertz in front
of his games.
       
Back Row (From Left): Brad Oldham, Anthony Gallagher, Dave Hallock, Bobby Mixon,
Jeff Kinder, Steve Hertz, Matt Ownby, chip Sbrogna, BZ, Jeff Kulczycki
Front Row: Mitch Schleis, Warren Ondras, Jim Bickmann, Rob DiNapoli, Kris Sandrick

Camera Shy: Morgan Beckman

 

DAMON CLAUSSEN'S PICTURES

Damon and Steve's
Blast from the Past booth
Some of
their games
More games
 
       
Damon's
autographed
Dragon's Lair disc
 
Damon's
autographed
Space Ace disc
 
Damon's
autographed
Dragon's Lair
marquee
Damon's
autographed
Space Ace
marquee
       
More games including
Cobra Command
Game players in action
 
       
Leslie playing his favorite, Cobra Command

 


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