Since 2005 Los Angeles, CA has been host to an annual invasion of video game-based artworks (not too be confused with the alien invasion video game Space Invaders) courtesy of the creative think tank known as iam8bit. Every year attendees from all over come to LA in droves to celebrate their favorite games and gawk at the hundreds of remixed video game memories and this week they’ll get a chance to do it all over again at the 5th Annual Super iam8bit celebration!
This year, opening night will take place on August 11 from 7pm to 11pm at the new iam8bit headquarters in glorious Echo Park (2147 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026) and feature “over 100 artists [who] will reimagine their 80’s gaming fantasies, delusions and secret desires via all sorts of media – painting, sculpture, plush, and even some more interactive experimentation.” With entertainment provided by electronica musicians Leeni and A_Rival, a 30th anniversary Galaga tribute featuring the world’s largest “arcade cabinet,” and a “retro-fied” Kinect hack from Double Fine super-artist Drew Skillman this event may just be the closest thing the gaming heaven you’ll ever experience!
Super iam8bit Flyer by Dave Crosland
Rondal Scott III is an illustrator and graphic designer who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and is a self-professed Twitter addict. He’s illustrated several independent children’s books and in 2009 his obsession with horror movies and pop culture inspired him to establish the Strange Kids Club, a virtual clubhouse for geeky, pop culture nostalgia.