Adventure game enthusiasts take note, as event organizers have announced AdventureCon 2007, a Las Vegas event that aims to celebrate thirty years of adventure games with 10,000 square feet of exhibitions dedicated to the genre. The celebration will be held on August 28-29 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip.
Confirmed guests of honor, with more promissed, include Scott Adams of Adventure International, the first person to publish an adventure game on a home computer. Also excpected are adventure game veteran Al Lowe of Leisure Suit Larry fame, and Oberon Media’s Jane Jensen, author and creator of the Gabriel Knight series, who is also putting the finishing touches on her newest computer game, Gray Matter. More information can be found at the [url=http://www.adventurecon.org/]convention’s official website[/url].
“AdventureCon isn’t just a Zork Festival,” according to Howard Sherman, Chairman & CEO of text adventure game publisher Malinche Entertainment and AdventureCon co-founder. “Although, initially, the vision was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Zork, it quickly grew into an expansive event encompassing the entire adventure game universe.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the world-wide adventure community to show its support for gaming’s oldest and most popular genre,” says Randy Sluganski, owner of popular adveenture game site Just Adventure and fellow AdventureCon co-founder.