Retrospillmessen 2017

Sanefjord, Norway. Host of Retrospillmessen 2017 and 2018.

The local area is so picturesque.

The town never gets completely dark at night in the summer, being so far north.

The heart of the center is based around the harbor and this impressive water statue.

A vibrant night life with restaurants, bars and live music.

And the sea food, as one might expect, is exceptionally fresh.


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Retrospillmessen 2017

Having met the other guests for breakfast – we decide we were going to take a walk to explore the surrounding area of Sandefjord.

Passing through beautiful forest scenery before arriving at Midtåsen: The beautiful former home of shipping magnate and philanthropist Anders Jahre.

The interior makes for a beautiful restaurant, although we sat outside and had a coffee. Could do better with the coffee – it was no Caffe Nero.

We then headed over to the sculpture park:

Featuring a selection of the works of Knut Steen in marble and bronze. The sculptures are placed within their own pavilion in the midst of beautiful natural surroundings

Retrospillmessen 2017 Guests

Retrospillmessen 2017

So among the many reputable guests at Retrospillmessen 2017, were the very distinguished Dr David Doak of N64 Goldeneye Fame and the Multi Platform Time-Splitters Series.

Then of course we have The Completionist – who I’m sure you’ve all seen on Youtube.

It was one of my first conferences – and to say the least it was a huge learning curve. As you’ll see in later posts – I’ve since learned how to dress a stand.
We had to improvise – and borrow ‘stuff’ from other stands at the show.
I found a SNES Donkey Kong Country box that was Huge. A great way to Big It Up. For around an hour I almost felt superior – until Mr Doak found an even bigger Golden-Eye Box.
I later happened upon an Amiga Battletoads game – who’d have thought?
And Nintendo Europe bought along a very impressive show floor stand to show off their SWITCH console – which is really doing very well.