The Computer Show, Al Giovetti, Ron Israel, and Mark Gross went to Eugene, Oregon, to film Dynamix people and their new product line. We were in Eugene from August 5 to August 9, 1998. We filmed Trophy Bass II, Trophy Bass 3D, Trophy Rivers, Trophy Marlin, Trophy Salt, Trophy Wife, StarSiege, StarSiege Tribes, USA Streets and Destinations, Generations, Ski Racing, Ultra 3DMini Golf, and many others.
We learned the definitions of many esoteric terms like "pick your lock", "the big pipes", "the good and bad locksmith", "honey bucket", "size does matter", "Noel the fetish photographer", "baby powder", and "dental dams". Who says Eugene is dull.
From the first we went to the famous Eugene microbrew bars, and saw the famous Saturday Market and the University of Oregon. The first microbrew we visited was on Wednesday night, August 5, 1998, at the 19th Street Cafe. While I cannot recommend the grilled tuna sandwich, the microbrews and veggy burgers were great. The wonderful hosts at Dynamix included Sandy Muller, who made sure that we went to an authentic 1960's hippy birthday party. Oh, and a happy birthday to Erica, who had a company birthday party at The Wild Duck, which we all attended, the evening of August 7 (Friday). Just how old were you, again, Erica? Damon Slye, one of the creative forces behind Dynamix, Artic Fox, and the original Red Baron showed up and wished Erica a happy birthday, and the other dozen guests. We were very happy to have been able to share this personal moment with the Dynamix employees and to see how very close they really are. We were impressed.
We had an absolutely fun dinner and wine tasting on on Thursday evening, August 6, 1998, where Trudy, who is the special friend of Peter, served us our meal and too many bottles of wine at a local restaurant named Pinot's. At the company picnick Peter and Trudy were kind enough to host us by providing rides on their Water Scooter in a large lake near Eugene.
The people of Eugene drink far too much micro-brew. Oh and a special hello to Trudy and Peter. Trudy should be advised to stay inside the sun rooves of cars, and avoid horney videographers. A fun time was had by all.
Here is a pictureof me and Jerry Luttrell in the 3rd floor Dynamix conference room just before another night in the microbreweries.
The list of peole goes on, including Jerry Luttrell, who said to call Genevieve Ostergard about the new Krondor title featuring Raymond Feist, James Carey, who runs the digital video department and does the "SCANDO" screen capture, Mark Brenneman, Barry Drew, Jeff Tunnell, one of the founders and directors of Dynamix, Michael Waite, Mark Crowe, Shawn Sharp, who promissed me he would send me a signed original drawing, Kurt Weber, Steven D. Letsom, Douglas Brashir, Tucker Hatfield, Kyle Miller, Brian Hahn, who talked about 3D Ultra Mini Golf, Trevor Lanz, Mary Ann O'Leary, who did much of the art for Cyberstorm 2 and claims the cow is a myth, Scott Rudi, Mark Frohnmayer, who worked on the software for StarSiege Tribes, Scott Youngblood, who worked on StarSiege Tribes, Tim Gift, who also worked on StarSiege Tribes, and many others.
We especially enjoyed meeting with Sandy Muller and her husband Scott, and the three kids which included the extraordinarily cute, Dexter, at the family picnic on Saturday.
To answer your first questions, Scot Bayless is the person that you talked to who worked at SSI. He has quit his job here and is living in the San Francisco area. I'm not sure how to reach him. His brother still works here and you can reach him, Graeme Bayless, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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