I meet some video game luminaries like David Perry, John Romero, Will Wright, Warren Spector and Professor Henry Jenkins III at MIT in Boston. It was the worlds smallest Game Developer Conference event that I have ever been too. It was interesting time because at that time there were a dozens video game developer in the Boston area. Moreover, this was a time when PS2 was expected in a year and Dreamcast was coming.
Needless to say, it was a more innocent time as a gamer. The darkness of these men previously listed not yet discovered by the public at large.
Was I happy before meeting them? Yes.
Were they about to take me on the strangest ride of my life? Absolutely.
People think Willy Wonka was a fictional character. They never knew fiction sprung from reality, and that Willy Wonka's weirdness was simply a thimble's worth of inspiration from mr. Willy Wright. An all too real facet of his lunacy, yet just a hint after going through the gentility of mr. H.C.
It was one Boston week. For Willy Wright and his crew, it was just another short blink of entertainment.
For me, it was eternity.