The 2nd Annual D-L-P Gathering at CLASSIC GAMING EXPO 2001
Las Vegas, Nevada - August 11 / 12, 2001

The Classic Gaming Expo 2001 was once again held at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 11th and 12th.  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 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 of the upcoming feature film, Dragon's Lair.  Later, the guys stuck around for the rest of the afternoon signing autographs and taking pictures.  

As usual, 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 from his collection as well.

Below are a few of the pictures from CGExpo 2001.

JEFF KINDER'S PICTURES

Steve's games
are unloaded
A pile of laser
disc players
The games are
set in place
Blast From The Past
unloads their games
     
More of their 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 :)
     
Dave Hallock and
Jeff Kinder on stage
at the Keynote
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 & 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 DLP Community
heads out for some
lunch
The DLP 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:  Brad Oldham, Anthony Gallagher, Dave Hallock,
Bobby Mixon, Jeff Kinder, Steve Hertz, Matt Ownby, Chip Sbrogna,
BZ, and Jeff Kulczycki

Front Row:  Mitch Schleis, Warren Ondras, Jim Bickmann,
Rob DiNapoli, and Kris Sandrick

Camera Shy:  Morgan Beckman  :)

 

DAMON CLAUSSEN'S PICTURES

Damon and Steve's
Booth at CGE
Damon and Steve's
Booth at CGE
Some of the games
they brought
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
Game players in
action
Game players in
action
Leslie playing his favorite, Cobra Command

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