The UT Videogame Archive Auction – Stuck in Customs

The UT Videogame Archive Auction

This week in Austin is the annual game developers conference. It is said that if Austin game developers see their shadow outside, that 7 new MMOs will be launched before winter.

The UT Videogame Archive is a new movement spearheaded by the Koresh-like Warren Spector (kidding) to save all the interesting “stuff” around the days of video games into an official archive. UT has an archival center that specializes in this sort of thing and they had about 50 people running a big fundraiser at Richard Garriott’s house on the lake here.

A few of my pieces were selected by the staff there for the auction. I met a bunch of interesting people there and didn’t know that I had a bunch of gamer-closet-fans out there. It was a very cool event and I was glad the pieces had a good auction showing!

Here are a three of the pieces from the show. The first one is of a firework exploding inside of a storm cloud and the second one is of the Stevie Ray Vaughn in front of downtown before the rain set in. The third is not Austin… obviously.

Heart of Satan - What it looks like when fireworks explode inside of a storm cloud over a river

The Cowboy in the Storm

Times Square at Dusk